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Young Marx

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

Run Time: 220 Minutes

Julius Caesar

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. 

Run Time: 180 minutes 

Mariza

Grammy Award winning singer Mariza returns to captivate audiences with her personal take on traditional fado. In less than 12 years, Mariza has risen from a well-hidden local phenomenon, known only to a small circle of admirers in Lisbon, to one of the most widely acclaimed stars of the World Music circuit.

Since then Mariza has continued to wow audiences with her powerful talent as a live performer, recording the album Concerto Em Lisboa to a hometown audience of several thousand right next to that most visual icon of fado — the sea. She has also traveled the world, selling out concert halls, from Carnegie Hall and Disney Concert Hall to London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House, and winning awards, including a BBC World Music Award and 2008 Latin Grammy nomination.

 

Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

Please note this event event is sold out. Call 732.263.6889 to be added to the waitlist if more tickets become available. There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday season than to spend a special evening with the Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea in a program of holiday classics and carols under the direction of Reverend Alphonse Stephenson. Distinguished vocalists perform beautiful arias and treasured classics in between humorous and personal anecdotes imparted by Reverend Alphonse Stephenson, the consummate entertainer. Be sure to get your tickets early for this annual sell out!

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

Returning to Monmouth by popular renowned for an encore engagement, CSN Songs 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.     


“If you closed your eyes you would think it was the real CSN!”

The Lords of 52nd Street – LEGENDS OF THE BILLY JOEL BAND with Special Guest Matt McAndrew

The Lords of 52nd Street are Billy Joel’s original band, including Liberty
DeVitto on drums, Russell Javors on rhythm guitar, and Richie Cannata on
saxophone and keyboards. The band recorded and toured with Joel for over a
decade performing alongside the Piano Man at famous arenas including Wembley
Stadium, Sydney Opera House, Madison Square Garden, and the LA Forum. The band
members (along with 
Doug Stegmeyer – bass guitar) recorded the Turnstiles album,
and then teamed up with legendary producer Phil Ramone to record The
Stranger
. The album was a commercial success, it holds a RIAA diamond
certification (10x platinum), and several #1 singles including, Only
The Good Die Young
and Just The Way You Are. They continued to
create many other successful albums including 52nd StreetGlass
Houses
The Nylon Curtain. In 
2014, Javors, Cannata, and DeVitto (with Stegmeyer,
posthumously) were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. At that
time,
they decided to
reunite after a 30-year separation and began performing in front of live
audiences together. Fans declared that The Lords’ live performances sound
just like the original recordings with Billy Joel, if not better and they
continue to awe fans from around the world!

The show will open with a performance by Matt McAndrew, singer songwriter, from
season seven of The Voice.  Matt is a New
Jersey native who creates sincere, guitar-driven music. Matt’s original single
from The Voice, Wasted Love, dominated the charts and hearts of fans worldwide.

Eleanor Hooker & Clodagh Beresford Dunne

Two Irish poets, Eleanor Hooker and Clodagh Beresford Dunne will read from their works. Eleanor Hooker is a poet and writer. In 2013, her debut collection of poetry, The Shadow Owner’s Companion was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award for Best First Irish Collection. In 2016, she published her second collection of poems A Tug of Blue and she was included as one of Poetry Ireland Review’s ‘Rising Generation’ of Irish poets. In February 2016, her flash fiction The Lesson was awarded 1st Prize in the Bare Fiction Flash Fiction competition in the UK. Her poetry has been published in literary journals internationally including: POETRY (Chicago), PN Review, Poetry Ireland Review, AGENDA Poetry, The Stinging Fly, The SHOp, The Moth, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, Crannóg, POEM: International English Language Quarterly and Cyphers.

Clodagh Beresford Dunne was the recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Emerging-Writer Award Bursary, 2016. Her poems have appeared in Irish and international print and online journals, including Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, Southword, The Moth, The Pickled Body, Spontaneity and Pittsburgh Poetry Review. She is the recipient of a number of literature awards from Irish Artlinks, Waterford City and County Arts Office. Born and raised in a regional newspaper family, her writing was first committed to print at age 8. Described by Irish poet Thomas McCarthy as “a writer of great seriousness and purpose,” Beresford Dunne’s poetry has been hailed as “announcing a new vision to us, a new vortex of energy that localises human experience and domesticates genius.”

CAROLYN DORFMAN DANCE: The Legacy Project: A Dance Of Hope

The Legacy Project: A Dance of Hope

Acclaimed choreographer and
storyteller Carolyn Dorfman has created an exultant “dance-theatre” trilogy
that connects us through our common human experience. Told through the lens of
a child of Holocaust survivors, dances illustrate the devastation, yet inspires
hope as immigrants’ journey to a new land that promises new beginnings! Our
deepest desires for peace, freedom and family are illuminated in this
triumphant work that will make you cry, laugh, think and celebrate the capacity
of the human spirit to rise above all circumstance. 

Described by critics as
“ingenious” (The Star-Ledger) and “emotionally resonant” (The New York Times),
the dances in the Legacy Project bring together Dorfman’s family stories, Jewish
history, and a universal struggle for identity. Through this combination,
Dorfman inspires in her audience feelings of familiarity and unity, creating
dances that serve as metaphors for the greater truths of the human experience,
“In her works, visual images become still photographs that capture and
freeze certain universal truths…both reflect[ing] and engender[ing] a
profound humanity. Because her dances are about people and life experience,
often moving from the autobiographical to the universal, they hold immediate
appeal” (The New York Times).

About Carolyn Dorfman Dance 
Carolyn Dorfman Dance
connects life and dance in bold, athletic and dramatic works by Carolyn Dorfman
and nationally renowned choreographers. 
The company’s ten multi-ethnic and stunning dancers tap their unique
talents to present high-energy and technically demanding dance that unleashes
the powerful storytelling and imagery of its visionary creator. This
distinctive combination takes audiences on intellectual and emotional journeys
that ultimately illuminate and celebrate the human experience. This is
contemporary dance that moves you to think, feel, laugh, cry and engage. The
highly acclaimed ensemble is known for emotional resonance and artistic
excellence both in performance and in its interactions with audiences, students
and the community. Sharing art and process is the hallmark of this
company.  Celebrating 35 years, Carolyn
Dorfman Dance continues to impact audiences at major theaters, dance festivals,
universities, schools, museums and galleries regionally, nationally and
internationally.

Danú

Hailing from Waterford, Dublin, Donegal and Cork, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. For over two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English), have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums. Their live DVD, One Night Stand, was filmed at Vicar St. Dublin. 

Winners of numerous awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú has toured throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North America with stops at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in New York City, and major concert engagements in the United Kingdom, India, Israel, and across Europe. Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience. Danú’s popular recordings are available on the Shanachie label and live performances are often broadcast on NPR, the CBC, and the BBC

 “…impressive, immersive and uniquely and unmistakably Irish”~ Strings Magazine

“…a powerhouse band…”~ The Irish Times

“A spirit-raising concoction” ~ The Irish Times

“…a vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy, and empathy”~ The Washington Post

“… (Danú) stirs the blood and lifts the heart.”~Irish Music Magazine

“…fierce fiddle reels to pensive ballads.”~ The New York Times

“Compellingly original”~ The Los Angeles Times

More info: www.danu.net

 

Cirque-tacular’s Spring-a-Ding-DING!

Brianna, a charming and curious girl, hops into an ‘adventure-through-the-seasons’ in Spring-A-Ding-DING! A colorful cast of characters create the vivid enchantment of springtime. Jump-roping frogs, twirling flowers, dancing birds, glittering rain showers and even a contortionist earthworm bring the budding season to life! Portrayed through dazzling circus, dance, and can’t-believe-your-eyes specialty acts, audiences of all ages will delight as the glory of the new season unfolds. Imagine Brianna’s surprise as she meets comical creatures and even befriends a skunk! Our young heroine has lessons to learn and teach the woodland creatures as she eagerly searches for the butterfly that will usher in the next season, summer. This delightful new show thrills young and old while warming hearts in the way only Cirque-tacular can!

Based in New York City, with artists nationwide, Cirque-tacular Entertainment is considered one of the premiere acrobatic production companies in the United States

The Children’s Theatre Series is sponsored by the Monmouth University Alumni Association.