Monmouth University

Center for the Arts

The health and well-being of students, patrons, artists, and staff is our top priority. In response to the COVID-19 Virus and at the decision of the University, the Center for the Arts is suspending all events through April 10. There is currently no rescheduled date for this screening.

Past Event

Performing Arts Series

CANCELLED: Colin Hay – Waiting For My Real Life

What happens after you reach the top? From international number one singles to obscurity and addiction to the simple song of salvation, follow the inner journey of a singer–songwriter reborn by singing his truth. Colin Hay – Waiting For My Real Life is the inspiring story of Colin Hay, an acclaimed solo artist and former Men At Work frontman, and his personal and artistic journey from dizzying heights to staggering lows to finding salvation through song. We follow the surprisingly swift rise to superstardom of his band Men At Work, to that band’s equally surprising demise, to his long, slow climb back to relevance and resonance. Ultimately, commitment to his craft and the development of a truly one-of-a-kind stage show set Colin on the path that leads to a deeply satisfying solo career – one that is still ascending. With sold-out shows, critically acclaimed albums and a word-of-mouth reputation for providing one of the finest nights out a music fan could ask for, Colin finds himself at the top of his abilities and is just getting started.

Colin Hay- Waiting For My Real Life weaves its story around intimate footage from Colin’s successful 2013 world tour. It features interviews with close family and friends as well as celebrity admirers Hugh Jackman, Mick Fleetwood, Zach Braff, Sia Furler and many others reflecting on the impact of this powerhouse singer on their lives and work – giving a glimpse into the heart of one of the most successful songwriters of the 20th century.

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Mar27, 2020

7:30 PM

Free and open to the public

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