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Monmouth U welcomes Wynonna & The Big Noise in a just-added Pollak Theatre concert

The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University has announced that tickets are now on sale for a concert starring one of the biggest names in country music from the past several decades: the million-selling chart topper, multiple award winner, and multi-talented creative force known as Wynonna, with her band, The Big Noise. Scheduled for […]

Monmouth University Center for the Arts announces 2018-2019 season

It’s an adventure shared in music, movement, multi-media, and more than just a touch of magic. A cultural exploration that spans both the greatest legends in popular culture, and the homegrown heroes of our own Shore. An experience that ranges from the thrill of being present at an iconic performance space, to the intimacy of a listening party among friends. With the announcement of the 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series schedule, the Center for the Arts at Monmouth University continues its mission to deliver a world of words, song, dance, images, and ideas to the doorstep of the coastal New Jersey audience.

Celebrating National Poetry Month

The Traveling Poetry Emporium came to Monmouth University's campus on April 16 creating personalized poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. Students visited one of their pop-up poetry booths in the lobby of the Student Center, Dining Hall or Plangere Center and named any topic they wanted. Then, in less than five minutes, one of traveling poets GennaRose Nethercott, Cassandra de Alba or Julia Story composed an original, full-length poem on an antique manual typewriter just for them.

Musical theater history comes alive at Monmouth U, with summer staging of ‘The Fantasticks’

The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University has announced that tickets are on sale for an exciting new staging of the record-setting musical The Fantasticks, presented as a Shadow Lawn Summer Stage production at the Lauren K. Woods Theatre on the east end of the Monmouth campus.

Kids on Keys & Dueling Pianos

The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University has announced Kids on Keys & Dueling Pianos – an event to benefit Autism Awareness - featuring Stormin’ Norman” Seldin, three young piano prodigies and the amazing Steinway & Sons "Spirio" Grand Piano on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 8 PM in Pollak Theatre.


The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University will hold its inaugural academic conference, Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town: An International Symposium, from April 12 to 15.

A Season for McGuinn

The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University is presenting a concert featuring Roger McGuinn, hosted inside the Pollak Theatre on April 25, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series. Beginning at 8 p.m., the show represents the latest in a long line of visits to campus by the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer whose signature 12-string jingle-jangle and deep musical roots helped to redefine American rock for a generation and beyond. It also serves to mark the continuation of a happy collaboration between the co-founder of The Byrds and the Center for the Arts program.

The Beatles’ THE WHITE ALBUM: An International Symposium

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and/or panel suggestions for an international scholarly conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of the Beatles, particularly in relation to their legendary album The Beatles (1968), popularized as The White Album. To submit an abstract, please go to, create a new account and add a new submission. Abstracts should be 150-250 words in length to ensure full consideration.

The Met: Announces 2018-19 Live in HD Season

The Met: Live in HD , the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met's grand production of Verdi's Aida , starring one of the world's most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko . The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met's Music Director for the start of the 2018-19 season, accelerating his arrival in the post by two seasons.

Poetry from the Emerald Isle

The Center for the Arts has announced that two award-winning Irish poets, Eleanor Hooker and Clodagh Beresford Dunne, will visit Monmouth University on Tuesday, March 20, to read from their notable works. The free event will happen at 4:30pm in Wilson Auditorium, and is part of the Center’s Visiting Writer Series.