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Student Recital: Joseph Toscano

Music Major, will be performing his Senior Recital in Wilson Hall on Sunday, April 30 at 7 pm. He will be featured on Woodwinds. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Sweeney Todd

Third annual student-produced musical featuring a celebration of student performers and designers. Evening Performances – 8:00 pm /Saturday Matinee 2:00. April 14, 15, 17, 2017. Tickets available at the door or by contacting:

Blue Hawk Records: Album Release show

Blue Hawk Records, Monmouth University’s student-run record label, will be releasing its 10th studio record featuring students from Monmouth University. The showcase will be free and held at the Resident Quad.

Exploration and Discovery – Dance

Join us for an exploratory evening of dance featuring choreography developed and created by students in the Spring 2017 Choreography class. Additional works by members of the Department of Music and Theater will also be showcased.

Jazz Concert

The Jazz Hawks, advised by Professor Bryan Jenner, will present a varied repertoire of Latin, Swing, Bebop, and Ballads.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Dates: 6/23: 2pm & 8pm;  6/24: 2pm & 8pm;  6/25: 3pm;  6/30: 2pm & 8pm;  7/1: 2pm & 8pm; 7/2: 3pm

Shadow Lawn Stage, the professional theatre of Monmouth University, will present the 50th anniversary production of the enchanting musical, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown this June with 10 performances at the historic Woods Theatre on the university’s campus. Based on the famed comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles Schulz, the musical tells the story of some typical days in the life of Charlie Brown. From running after the school bus to spying the cute little red-haired girl at lunch, Charlie deals with the fun and frustrations of life with his friends Lucy, Linus and Schroeder; his kid sister Sally; and his faithful companion, Snoopy. The original production featured Gary Burghoff (Radar in the MASH series). The 1999 revival won 2 Tony Awards – for Roger Bart as Snoopy and Kristen Chenoweth as Sally –  and the Drama Desk award for “Best Revival of a Musical”.

The songs of the show, written by Clark Gesner, reveal the dreams and goals of the characters: Lucy explores her feelings for Schroeder while he plays Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” (“it’s always been my dream that I’d marry a man that plays the piano”); Linus sings and dances with his security blanket in “My Blanket and Me”, and even Snoopy sings the praises of his favorite time of day in “Suppertime!”  For the revival, Andrew Lippa added a new song that had Sally searching for “A New Philosophy” (is it “Why are you telling me?” or “I can’t stand it!”?)  As the day comes to a close, the whole gang reflects on the things that bring them “Happiness”.
Directed by Maurice J. Moran, the Shadow Lawn production features a range of actors: professional members of Actors’ Equity Association, MU students and alumni, and new rising stars.

HAIR – 50th Anniversary!

November 10-12 &

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.


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.


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.