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CSNsongs - Celebrating the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Feb 3

CSNsongs - Celebrating the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale to donors 6/26 at noon and to the general public 6/28 at noon. Returning to Monmouth by popular renowned for an encore engagement, CSNsongs is an ensemble of accomplished musicians who pay homage to the folk/rock legends that revolutionized music in the 1960's and 70's. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's compositions are perfectly and respectfully reproduced as they were originally written and recorded. Relive these historical musical moments with CSN Songs impeccable recreations of Suite Judy Blue Eyes, Ohio, Love the One Your With, Just a Song Before I Go, Southern Man and many other CSN&Y treasures.

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TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Prince, Purple Rain

Feb 6

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Prince, Purple Rain 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7:30 PM

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature Prince Purple Rain. This event is free but registration is required.

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L.A. Theatre Work’s The Mountaintop

Feb 8

L.A. Theatre Work’s The Mountaintop 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Tickets on sale to donors 6/26 at noon and to the general public 6/28 at noon. On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, playwright Katori Hall fantasizes what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid. Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is rife with humor and political jabs, while giving us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. Hours after his famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line, "I've been to the mountaintop," the celebrated Reverend reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears, creating a masterful bridge between mortality and immortality. In 2018, America and the world marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., yet, struggles to resolve racial tension remain a challenge for communities everywhere. The Mountaintop premiered in London in 2009 and subsequently ran on Broadway starring Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson. The Mountaintop contains some mature language.

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L’Elisir d’Amore

Feb 10

L’Elisir d’Amore 

Pollak Theatre - 12 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.


The Lady of the Camellias

Feb 11

The Lady of the Camellias 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

At a theatre performance of ‘Manon Lescaut’, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love… Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.

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Tosca (Encore)

Feb 18

Tosca (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. Andris Nelsons conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia. Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut in the Met’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca next season replacing Kristine Opolais, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. The Met looks forward to welcoming Ms. Opolais back in future seasons. The company is grateful to the Vienna State Opera for releasing Ms. Yoncheva from a previous commitment. Sonya Yoncheva is the first artist to have three principal roles in the same HD season. In addition to Tosca on January 27, 2018, she stars as Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème on February 24, 2018, and as Luisa in Verdi’s Luisa Miller on April 14, 2018. Ms. Yoncheva made her Met debut in 2013 as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto. She returned to the Met in her role debut as Mimì and then as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata in the company’s 2014-15 season and earned significant critical acclaim for both roles. She opened the Met’s 2015-16 season as Desdemona in a new production of Verdi’s Otello and reprised her Violetta in the 2016-17 season.


Film Screening and Discussion:  Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation

Feb 20

Film Screening and Discussion: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

To create his film Rebirth of a Nation, Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, remixed D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic film The Birth of a Nation. His re-telling of this overtly racist story depicted in the Reconstruction-era Southern United States hurtles Griffith’s images into the twenty-first century, a sociopolitical landscape that has evolved beyond all expectations. The original film was based on a novel and theater play by Thomas Dixon entitled The Clansman. By applying dj technique to cinema, DJ Spooky’s new film parallels, deconstructs, and remixes the original. DJ Spooky has presented the remix as an engagement with film, music, and contemporary art. He likes to think of it as “film as found object” in the same sense that artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and David Hammons, among many others, have fostered creative investigations into the idea of found objects, cinema, and “appropriation art.” Following the film screening, Monmouth University faculty will lead a discussion about the connections of race, with an emphasis on its connection to place.

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World Cinema Series: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Feb 22

World Cinema Series: The Reluctant Fundamentalist 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

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La Bohème

Feb 24

La Bohème 

Pollak Theatre - 12:30 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

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L’Elisir d’Amore (Encore)

Mar 4

L’Elisir d’Amore (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.


TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Radiohead, OK Computer 18

Mar 6

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Radiohead, OK Computer 18 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature Radiohead OK Computer. This event is free but registration is required.

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Semiramide (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 10

Semiramide (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe.


The Flames of Paris

Mar 11

The Flames of Paris 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way… Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

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La Bohème (Encore)

Mar 18

La Bohème (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.


World Cinema Series: Mountains May Depart

Mar 20

World Cinema Series: Mountains May Depart 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

China, 1999. Childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually decides to marry the wealthier Zhang. They soon have a son he names Dollar... From China to Australia, the lives, loves, hopes and disillusions of a family over two generations in a society changing at breakneck speed.

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