Shadow Lawn Stage

Shadow Lawn Stage is the professional Equity theater series at Monmouth University. Its goal is to present the best of past and present plays and musicals at the Jersey Shore. As a professional theater on a university campus—Actors' Equity Association is the official union for stage actors in the United States—Shadow Lawn gives students a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with Equity actors, learn the details of professional production (both backstage and onstage), and earn points toward Equity membership. Recent productions include “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Always Patsy Cline,” “Teddy and Alice,” “Big, The Musical,” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Now in its 21st year, the Shadow Lawn Stage productions take place in the beautifully renovated Lauren K. Woods Theatre.

“As an actor, it is really exciting to learn more about the tech side of theater, which will give me additional skills in my job search for a career in the theatre,” said Mahalia Jackson ’16. 

“This is literally preparing me for my career as I want to go into theatrical costuming and design," said Bethany Hintze ’18. 


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Jun 21 Jul 01

Jun 21 - 8 PM Jun 22 - 2 PM Jun 22 - 8 PM Jun 23 - 8 PM Jun 24 - 3 PM Jun 28 - 8 PM Jun 29 - 2 PM Jun 29 - 8 PM Jun 30 - 8 PM Jul 1 - 3 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Shadow Lawn Stage

The Fantasticks

The world’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow.

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