Monmouth University

Center for the Arts

Department of Music and Theatre Arts

In addition to its academic curriculum, the Department of Music and Theatre Arts holds lively events and creative productions for public audiences. Each year the department presents a drama, a holiday concert and a musical along with other events.

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Virtual Blue Hawk Records Release Show for “Sweet 16”

May 6 2020

8 PM

Department of Music & Theatre Arts Productions

Virtual Blue Hawk Records Release Show for “Sweet 16”

This semester, Blue Hawk Records will be hosting their first ever virtual release show on the Blue Hawk Records Instagram page. “Sweet 16” on May 6 at 8pm. Artists on “Sweet 16” include Monmouth students, Shadiyah, featuring Gabe Garcia, Nicole Totland, Bruce Davis, featuring Janae, Mikey Sanchez, Drew Fournier, and Monmouth alumni, Anya Schildge Angeloni ‘12M, along with an ensemble of accompanying student musicians and producers.

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POSTPONED – Songwriters By The Sea

Mar 28 2020

8 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Department of Music & Theatre Arts Productions

POSTPONED – 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 artists Tom Chapin and Jen Chapin with an intro set by George Wurzbach. The show will also feature Monmouth University student openers.

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CANCELLED – Gemini

Mar 4 Mar 13 2020

3/4 at 8 PM 3/6 at 1 AM 3/7 at 1 AM 3/8 at 1 AM 3/8 at 7 PM 3/9 at 12 AM 3/10 at 12 AM 3/11 at 12 AM 3/12 at 12 AM 3/13 at 12 AM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Department of Music & Theatre Arts Productions

CANCELLED – Gemini

The play is set in the backyard of two adjoining houses in the working class neighborhood of South Philadelphia. They are about to celebrate the 21st birthday of Francis Geminiani, a Harvard student, when two classmate friends from Harvard and Yale, Judith and Randy, show up unexpectedly. Since there isn’t a spare bedroom in either house they pitch a tent in the backyard. Francis’ classmates, the wealthy Judith seeks romance with Francis not realizing that her brother Randy is the object of Francis’ unexpressed affection. Each of the characters in the play are dysfunctional to some degree and their celebration of Francis’ birthday brings out the best of comedy and drama. The birthday party is a series of comic incidents that provide laughter and serious realizations that lead up to the final joyous ending. The crazy fast moving celebration leaves each character a bit wiser and happier having celebrated Francis’ 21st birthday. 

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SOLD OUT – Annual Holiday Concert:  Season’s Greetings

Dec 12 2019

7:30 PM
The Great Hall

Department of Music & Theatre Arts Productions

SOLD OUT – Annual Holiday Concert: Season’s Greetings

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.

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Winter Dance Concert

Dec 6 2019

7 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Department of Music & Theatre Arts Productions

Winter Dance Concert

Winter brings us the joy and the wonder of the holiday season. Join us to celebrate the power of young artists’ imagination and their faculty’s interpretation of winter rhythms of the magical music of the season. Let the magic of dance be part of your holidays! The concert is created by our talented faculty, staff and students.

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COMPANY

Nov 15 Nov 24 2019

11/15 at 8 PM 11/17 at 1 AM 11/17 at 8 PM 11/21 at 1 AM 11/22 at 1 AM 11/24 at 1 AM 11/24 at 8 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

A Celebration of Sondheim’s 90th Birthday

Department of Music & Theatre Arts Productions

COMPANY

Sondheim’s game-changing musical is a sophisticated and honest look at modern adult relationships. From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

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Star Wars Live Ballet

Oct 25 2019

7 PM
The Great Hall Auditorium

Department of Music & Theatre Arts Productions

Star Wars Live Ballet

Come see Monmouth’s 5678 Dance Club perform an original Star Wars Inspired Production. Ranging in different styles, this student produced production will be exciting to all that come and watch! 5678 Dance Club is the university’s low-stress high-fun dance club, where they produce and dance in several productions a year. All proceeds will go to supporting the student-run club, and create many more opportunities for students to create and perform! This performance will be held October 25th at 7:00 pm in Wilson Hall Auditorium. Tickets for MU Students will be $5 and $8 for the rest of the public. We hope to see you there and may the force be with you.

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My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra presented by Shadow Lawn Stage

Jul 18 Jul 28 2019

7/18 at 8 PM 7/20 at 12 AM 7/20 at 6 PM 7/21 at 12 AM 7/21 at 7 PM 7/26 at 12 AM 7/27 at 12 AM 7/27 at 6 PM 7/28 at 12 AM 7/28 at 7 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Department of Music & Theatre Arts Productions

Shadow Lawn Series

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra presented by Shadow Lawn Stage

A swinging tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra relives Sinatra’s legendary career as four actors take you on a musical revue spanning the breadth of his career from his early beginnings as a crooner in New York, to the bright lights of Las Vegas with the Rat Pack, to his final performances. Conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson, My Way invites its audience to take a trip down memory lane while reliving Sinatra’s remarkable five-decade career the 1950s to the1990s. From a songbook of over 1300 tunes, My Way chooses fifty-four of Sinatra’s songs that include “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Chicago,” “New York, New York,” and “That’s Life.” It’s a celebration just as Ol’ Blue Eyes would have wanted it – a few stories, a few drinks, and plenty of knockout tunes.

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Spring Choral Concert
Free and Open to the Public

Apr 25 2019

7:30 PM
The Great Hall

Department of Music & Theatre Arts Productions

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.

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