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TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Prince, Purple Rain

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. 

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town

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 Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town. This event is free but registration is required. 

HAIR – 50th Anniversary!

November 10-12 &
15-19

All
shows 8 PM except Sun. matinees 
at 3 PM   

HAIR celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let The Sun Shine.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world. Directed by Sheri Anderson.

Winter Dance Showcase

Join us for an evening of Dance performed by the dance program students, the University Dance Team, and candidates for the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. Students will perform original works by faculty members and distinguished students.

A MUSICAL WINTER WONDERLAND

This event is SOLD OUT. However a limited amount of standing room only tickets will be available at the door for $10 (Cash Only). A cavalcade of holiday favorites featuring the Monmouth University Chamber Orchestra, The Jazz Hawks, The Concert Choir, the Chamber Choir, soloists, and a special appearance by the Colts Neck Reformed Church  Exultation Ringers, all in the magisterial setting of Wilson Hall.

SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA

Distinguished NJ Songwriters Joe Rapolla and Joe D’Urso are back this year hosting the celebrated Songwriters by the Sea series at the Lauren K. Woods Theatre. What once started in a small coffee shop as an area for local songwriters has now grown into a series that features some of the top songwriters in the country. This year, the show features special guest Willie Nile.

The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.” In the summer of 2017 Willie Nile released his 11th studio album Positively Bob – Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan to rave reviews.

MU Players present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Tickets for all performances of the MU Player’s 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee are SOLD OUT!

Fourth annual student produced musical. A celebration of student performers and designers all presented on the Woods Theatre stage.

CLASSICAL FUN

A joyous program of music by some of the greatest composers of all time presented by the Monmouth University Chamber Orchestra. This spring concert also features music for chamber ensembles from within the orchestra-solos, duos, trios and quintets.

Spring 2018 Dance Concert – Artists Rising

In collaboration with Student Scholarship Week, artists from the Spring Choreography Class will present their original works that they have spent the semester creating. Performances will also feature the choreographic explorations of the studio dance course and original works by faculty members. Join us to see dance artists rising at Monmouth University.

SPRING CHORAL CONCERT

Enjoy an evening of music performances, by Monmouth University Choirs and soloists, in the magisterial space of Wilson Hall, Monmouth University.  Come join us for a celebration of the rich tapestry of choral music in all its magnificence.