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WELCOME

to Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts! The 2016 -17 season brings a collection of cultural experiences that deliver a world of music, movement, images, words and ideas to the doorsteps of the coastal New Jersey audience. It is also the start of a new chapter for the Pollak Theatre, the flagship performance venue on the Monmouth campus. A 2016 makeover saw the Pollak fitted with new carpeting, new paint, 700 new seats, and a larger, deeper stage area which will enhance the live performance experience from both sides of the stage, with better sight lines all around, and the ability to accommodate larger-scale productions. The new season also includes some exciting programming that comes out of our University Affiliation with the Grammy Museum. The alliance brings an exhibit of vintage Bob Dylan photographs by Daniel Kramer to Pollak Gallery this October as well as other exciting events. From our live shows featuring top talent in music, theatre and dance to our gallery exhibitions, film screenings and HD broadcasts to our visiting lecturers and artists there is something for audiences of all ages and interests. Discover your passion at Monmouth this year! Sincerely,

VAUNE PECK Director Center for the Arts

KENNETH WOMACK Dean School of Humanities and Social Sciences

TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 Calendar of Events 7 Performing Arts Series 19 Children's Theatre 20 The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD 22 The Bolshoi Ballet 24 Live Theatre in HD 25 Art Now Series 26 Dept. of Music and Theatre Arts 28 Visiting Writers Series 30 Gallery Exhibitions 36 Film on Campus 37 Grammy Museum Affiliation 38 Support the Arts/Springsteen Special Collection 39 Community Engagement 40 Box Office/Parking Information 41 Ticket Order Forms


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

2nd 6th 6th 16th 20th 22nd 23rd 24th 27th 29th 30th

Lucy Kalian | Gallery Exhibit Opens | pg. 30 Bruce Dorfman | Gallery Exhibit Opens | pg. 30 Watersides: Mark Ludak & Ira Wagner | Gallery Exhibit Opens | pg. 30 Watersides: Mark Ludak & Ira Wagner | Gallery Opening Reception | pg. 30 The Breakbeat Poets | Visiting Writer | pg. 28 Sweet Dreams | On Screen/In Person | pg. 34 Bruce Dorfman | Gallery Opening Reception/Lecture | pg. 30 William Close & the Earth Harp Collective | Performing Arts Series | pg. 6 Nirvana's Nevermind | Tuesday Night Record Club | pg. 37 Three Penny Opera | National Theatre Live | pg. 24 Lucy Kalian | Gallery Opening Reception | pg. 30

OCTOBER

1st 6th 6th 7th 8th 15th 17th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 25th 25th 27th 29th 30th

CSN Songs | Performing Arts Series | pg. 7 Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing | Performing Arts Series | pg. 7 Sheryl Oring | Art Now | pg. 25 The Lightning Thief | Children’s Theatre | pg. 19 Tristan und Isolde | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 20 Benise | Performing Arts Series | pg. 8 You Belong to Me | On Screen/In Person | pg. 34 Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer | Gallery Exhibit Opens | pg. 31 Rosanne Cash | Performing Arts Series | pg. 9 Don Giovanni | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 20 The Golden Age | Bolshoi Ballet | pg. 23 Tim Miller | Art Now | pg. 25 Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde | Tuesday Night Record Club | pg. 37 The Deep Blue Sea | National Theatre Live | pg. 24 Marvelous Night | Performing Arts Series | pg. 9 Tristan und Isolde Encore | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 20

NOVEMBER

1st 3rd 5th 6th 9th 11th 11th 11th 13th 15th 19th

Gerald Stern | Visiting Writer | pg. 28 Click Clack Moo | Children’s Theatre | pg. 19 One Last Waltz | Performing Arts Series | pg. 10 Don Giovanni Encore | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 20 Love Thy Nature | On Screen/In Person | pg. 34 Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer | Gallery Opening Reception | pg. 31 Spring Awakening Opening Night | Department of Music and Theatre Arts | pg. 26 Arlo Guthrie | Performing Arts Series | pg. 10 Shenandoah | Performing Arts Series | pg. 11 The Official Story | World Cinema Series | pg. 35 Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett | Performing Arts Series | pg. 11 732.263.6889 | WWW.MONMOUTH.EDU/ARTS

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS (CONT.) DECEMBER

2nd 8th 9th 10th

Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea | Performing Arts Series | pg. 12 A Musical Winter Wonderland | Department of Music and Theatre Arts | pg. 26 December Senior Show | Gallery Exhibit Opening and Reception | pg. 31 L’Amour de Loin | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 20

JANUARY

7th 15th 17th 17th 21st 22nd 25th 29th

Nabucco | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 20 L’Amour de Loin Encore | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 20 Drones: Karina Aguilera Skvirsky | Gallery Exhibit Opens | pg. 32 Dept. of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition | Gallery Exhibit Opens | pg. 32 Roméo et Juliette | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 20 The Bright Stream | Bolshoi Ballet | pg. 22 Labyrinth of Lies | World Cinema Series | pg. 35 Nabucco Encore | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 20

FEBRUARY

1st 2nd 4th 7th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 16th 18th 19th 21st 21st 23rd 24th 25th

Women In the World …A Visual Perspective | Gallery Exhibit Opens | pg. 32 Drones: Karina Aguilera Skvirsky | Gallery Opening Reception/Lecture | pg. 32 Mimi Jones | Performing Arts Series | pg. 12 Blondie's Parallel Lines | Tuesday Night Record Club | pg. 37 Rockin’ Road to Dublin | Performing Arts Series | pg. 13 Women In The World... A Visual Perspective | Opening Reception | pg. 32 Best of the Eagles | Performing Arts Series | pg. 14 Roméo et Juliette Encore | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 20 Hilleman - A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children | On Screen/In Person | pg. 34 Walnut Street Theatre’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers | Performing Arts Series | pg. 14 Koresh Dance Company | Performing Arts Series | pg. 15 The Sleeping Beauty | Bolshoi Ballet | pg. 22 To Live | World Cinema Series | pg. 35 Hasan Elahi: Artist Talk | Art Now | pg. 25 Pirate School | Children’s Theatre | pg. 19 Sweet Honey in the Rock | Performing Arts Series | pg. 15 Rusalka | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 20

MARCH

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Dancing at Lughnasa Opening Night | Department of Music and Theatre Arts | pg. 26 Doo Wop Explosion II | Performing Arts Series | pg. 16 Rusalka Encore | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 20 Real Boy | On Screen/In Person | pg. 34 Liz Moore | Visiting Writer | pg. 29 Caladh Nua | Performing Arts Series | pg. 16 La Traviata | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 21

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2016-2017 SEASON MARCH (CONT.)

18th 19th 21st 22nd 24th 25th 26th 30th

Songwriters by the Sea | Department of Music and Theatre Arts | pg. 27 La Traviata Encore | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 21 The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band | Tuesday Night Record Club | pg. 37 Timbuktu | World Cinema Series | pg. 35 First Senior Show | Gallery Exhibit Opening and Reception | pg. 32 Idomeneo | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 21 Swan Lake | Bolshoi Ballet | pg. 22 Black Maria Film Festival | Film on Campus | pg. 36

APRIL

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 7th 9th 17th 18th 20th 22nd 23rd 23rd 25th 28th 30th

ART + AUTISM | Gallery Exhibit Opening | pg. 33 Bravo Amici | Performing Arts Series | pg. 17 Women's History Month Film Festival | Film on Campus | pg. 36 Colm Toibin | Visiting Writer | pg. 29 Leviathan | World Cinema Series | pg. 35 Second Senior Show | Gallery Exhibit Opening and Reception | pg. 33 Idomeneo Encore | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 21 States of Grace | On Screen/In Person | pg. 34 Classical Fun | Department of Music and Theatre Arts | pg. 27 A Rodgers & Hammerstein Tribute | Department of Music and Theatre Arts | pg. 27 Eugene Onegin | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 21 Annual Student Exhibition | Gallery Exhibit Opening and Reception | pg. 33 A Contemporary Evening | Bolshoi Ballet | pg. 23 Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska | Tuesday Night Record Club | pg. 37 Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools | Performing Arts Series | pg. 17 Eugene Onegin Encore | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 21

MAY

6th 7th 13th 20th 21st

The Piano Is The Attraction | Performing Arts Series | pg. 18 A Hero of our Time | Bolshoi Ballet | pg. 23 Der Rosenkavalier | Metropolitan Opera | pg. 21 Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea | Performing Arts Series | pg. 18 Der Rosenkavalier Encore| Metropolitan Opera | pg. 21

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WILLIAM CLOSE &

THE EARTH HARP COLLECTIVE Sat. September 24 ● 8 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $45; $55

“Having been anchored to the Colosseum in Rome and Seattle’s Space Needle, the world’s largest string instrument is both a powerful sonic experience and an arresting visual image.” - The New York Times

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William Close’s Earth Harp Collective recently received massive praise and admiration after finishing third on NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent and is now listed as the longest playable stringed instrument in the world in The Guinness Book of Records. The Earth Harp has stretched to the top of the Seattle Space Needle, to temples in Vietnam, the famous Grand Theatre of Macau, and the Colosseum in Rome. William Close, installation artist, musician, and visionary has consistently pushed the envelope between music and design, creating over one hundred new musical instruments including the famed Earth Harp. Now joined with an ensemble of musicians, he brings his majestic Harp, and many other signature instruments, to Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre in a performance that will push the envelope of the musical experience.

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CSN SONGS Sat. October 1 ● 8 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $25; $30; $40 (Gold Circle)

CSN Songs is an ensemble of accomplished musicians who pay homage to the folk/ rock legends that revolutionized music in the 1960’s and 70’s. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s compositions are perfectly and respectfully reproduced as they were originally written and recorded. Relive these historical musical moments with CSN Songs impeccable recreations of Suite Judy Blue Eyes, Ohio, Love the One Your With, Just a Song Before I Go, Southern Man and many other CSN&Y treasures.

AQUILA THEATRE’S

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Thurs. October 6 ● 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $35; $50

Pre-show talk 6 PM

Shakespeare’s great comedy highlights Aquila Theatre’s 25th anniversary season. Spying, subterfuge, deception, false identities, slander, manipulation and love all take part in this wonderfully entertaining battle of the sexes. It is an exuberant, philosophical, and festive play excelling in combative wit, melodrama, and potential tragedy. Much Ado About Nothing is wonderfully intricate, flush with surprising twists and turns, and articulated in expert language. Aquila Theatre’s original Much Ado opened in Boston in 2000 and toured the United States. It was performed in 60 American cities, ran for nearly “Outstanding...almost unbearable a year Off Broadway, was performed at the White fun... gleefully engaging ...and directed House for the President and First Lady, and was with inspiration.” - The New York Times then revived at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2006. 732.263.6889 | WWW.MONMOUTH.EDU/ARTS 7


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"The Prince of Spanish Guitar"- Dancing with the Stars "The Latin Riverdance!" - Santa Barbara News Press

BENISE:

STRINGS OF PASSION - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR!

Sat. October 15 ● 8 PM POLLAK THEATRE

VIP PACKAGE

éééééé INCLUDED WITH GOLD CIRCLE TICKETS

Tickets: $45; $60; $80 (Gold Circle/VIP Package)

The Prince of Spanish Guitar, BENISE is 'Bennissimo!' in this special 10 year anniversary production called "Strings of Passion." Armed with his fiery Spanish Guitar, a stage full of musicians, and an international dance troupe that's wowed audiences on Dancing with the Stars and PBS specials, BENISE takes us on a musical journey through Salsa, Flamenco, Samba, Waltz and Tango, fused with classic rock anthems by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Santana and The Eagles... to name a few. Go center stage with BENISE and his Emmy Award winning production that takes audiences to Spain, China, Paris, Egypt, India, Cuba, Italy, Dubai, the Heartland of America...and more: the Theatrical World Music and Dance Spectacle that has been called "The Latin Riverdance." 8

* Exclusive Meet & Greet with Benise and Cast * Premier Seating (first 4 rows) * Private Sound Check Experience * Personal Photograph with Benise * Souvenir Official Meet and Greet Laminate

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A MARVELOUS NIGHT:

THE MUSIC OF VAN MORRISON Sat. October 29 ● 8 PM POLLAK THEATRE

ROSANNE CASH

Tickets: $25; $35; $55 (Gold Circle)

WITH JOHN LEVENTHAL Fri. October 21 ● 8 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $45; $60; $75 (Gold Circle)

Beloved singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will play a concert featuring all-time favorites and songs from her highly-acclaimed and three time Grammy winning album, The River & the Thread (2014, Blue Note Records), a collection of original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. Rosanne follows her acclaimed Grammy nominated and award winning album The List (2009) with her own poetic survey of places and people of the South on these beautiful and varied songs written with her collaborator, musical director, guitarist and husband, John Leventhal. This event is part of the Grammy Museum Affiliate series. See page 37 for more information

Legendary front man Rob Paparozzi (Original Blues Brothers Band, Blood Sweat ‘n Tears) and master song stylist Pat Guadagno (BobFest, The Candle Brothers) lead an all-star band on a musical journey through the lifework of one of the most influential and unusual artists of our time. Last year’s capacity crowd was mesmerized by an eclectic selection of Morrison’s mystical compositions, performed by an ensemble of Jersey musical nobility including: Pam McCoy, Steven Delopoulos (Burlap to Cashmere), Irish Tenor Steve Reilly, Michael Ghegan (Michael Jackson, Cirque de Soleil), John Korba (Hall & Oates, Phoebe Snow, Rosanne Cash), Tom Labella (Bruce Springsteen), Joe Bellia (Dave Mason, Allman Brothers) & Jillian Rhys McCoy (Jon Bon Jovi’s Kings of Suburbia). The whole crew is back for a transcendental evening of genre defying music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. produced by Nearmor Productions

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ONE LAST WALTZ

A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC & LEGACY OF THE BAND Sat. November 5 ● 8 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $25; $40; $50 (Gold Circle)

Glen Burtnik, Salvatore Boyd, Bob Burger & Arne Wendt, performing as The Band. Together they will be joined on stage by both local and national talent. Recreating not only the music but the celebration, camaraderie and talent that took over the stage November 25th back in 1976. The Band's style of writing and music has influenced so many artists, bands and songwriters, from the Grateful Dead and The Beatles to Elvis Costello and Pink Floyd to our own local artists, throughout the years and continue to do so. This cast will bring you to your feet and take you back in time. A wise man once said it's better to burn out than fade away, and on Thanksgiving Day of 1976, one of the best live acts of the rock era went out in a blaze of glory. produced by Sammy Boyd Productions

ARLO GUTHRIE Fri. November 11 ● 8 PM POLLAK THEATRE Tickets: $40; $60; $80 (Gold Circle)

On the heels of the sold-out Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Arlo Guthrie plunges into another musical trip certain to be a flashback inducing, mind-expanding show. For the Running Down The Road Tour, Arlo will again hit the road with a full band to fully embody the best of Guthrie’s catalogue from the late sixties and early seventies. Featuring the most outstanding cuts from Arlo (1968), Running Down The Road (1969), Washington County (1970) along with others, this tour exemplifies the sound that shaped a generation. Guthrie’s latest tour promises to take the audience back to the most remarkable, far-out era. This event is part of the Grammy Museum Affiliate series. See page 37 for more information

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SHENANDOAH

Sun. November 13 ● 7 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $40; $50; $60 (Gold Circle)

When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Today that legacy continues as original members Raybon and Mike McGuire reunite to launch a new chapter in Shenandoah’s storied career. Shenandoah has recorded nine studio albums (3 certified gold) and placed 26 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The boys from Muscle Shoals have left a potent legacy at country radio with over a dozen hit records. This event is part of the Grammy Museum Affiliate series. See page 37 for more information

JARROD SPECTOR & KELLI BARRETT

THIS IS DEDICATED: MUSIC'S GREATEST MARRIAGES

Sat. November 19 POLLAK THEATRE

8 PM

Tickets: $40; $50; $60 (Gold Circle)

Newly-married Broadway veterans Jarrod Spector (Jersey Boys, Beautiful) and Kelli Barrett (Wicked, Baby It’s You! & The Royal Family) bring to life the greatest songs birthed from the greatest marriages. From Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil and Alan & Marilyn Bergman to Sonny & Cher and Johnny Cash & June Carter to Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa and Beyonce & Jay-Z, the themes of love, heartbreak, triumph, and despair infuse not only these incredible songs but also the storied partnerships themselves. In an evening filled with humor, heart, and powerhouse vocals, Barrett & Spector celebrate marriage as the driving force behind this timeless music and tackle the difficult questions behind keeping it all together. 732.263.6889 | WWW.MONMOUTH.EDU/ARTS

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NEXT STOP HARLEM!

ORCHESTRA OF ST. PETER BY THE SEA Fri. December 2 ● 8 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $48

There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday season than to spend a special evening with the Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea in a program of holiday classics and carols under the direction of Reverend Alphonse Stephenson. Distinguished vocalists perform beautiful arias and treasured classics in between humorous and personal anecdotes imparted by Reverend Alphonse Stephenson, the consummate entertainer. Be sure to get your tickets early for this annual sell out!

WITH THE MIMI JONES SEXTET Sat. February 4 ● 8 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $20; $30; $40 (Gold Circle)

Featuring the Mimi Jones Sextet, this mini musical theater piece blends arranged music based on the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz from the 30's, 40's and 50's with poetry and dialogue. Bassist/vocalist/ producer/label owner and now filmmaker Mimi Jones has reigned supreme, as a side woman to an impressive coterie of musicians and as a leader with her own Hot Tone Music record label. Mimi has toured extensively throughout the world and is recognized as a U.S. Jazz Ambassador. She has played with Kenny Barron, Frank Ocean, Dianne Reeves, Tia Fuller, Ingrid Jensen, Marc Cary, Toshi Reagon, Rachel Z, Terri Lyne Carrington’s Grammy Award winning Mosaic Project and more.

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The new generation of Irish music & dance. Experience the difference.

ROCKIN’ ROAD TO DUBLIN Thurs. February 9 ● 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $45; $55; $75 (Gold Circle)

Open rehearsal and talk-back 4 PM Gold Circle Met and Greet 7PM

Created by the 2009 World Champion of Irish Dance Scott Doherty (Riverdance & Lord of the Dance) and worldwide touring Irish musician Chris Smith, Rockin’ Road is the new generation of Irish music and dance. RRTD is a breathtaking display of classic Irish tunes accented by rock 'n' roll riffs, electrifying dancers and a dynamic light show. Enjoy the thrilling sights and sounds as daring performers execute rapid-fire leaps, twirls and footwork, and nimble fiddlers square off with driving electric guitar chords and pulse-pounding drum beats. Fans say, "Rockin' Road to Dublin not only combines Riverdance and Lord of the Dance perfectly, but actually surpasses them!" 732.263.6889 | WWW.MONMOUTH.EDU/ARTS

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BEST OF THE EAGLES

THE EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND Sat. February 11 ● 8 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $28; $33; $38 $48 (Gold Circle)

Gold Circle seats include after show Meet & Greet with refreshments.

Veteran musicians from central New Jersey play the music of The Eagles, who have sold over 150 million albums worldwide, drawn from their entire career which includes the Joe Walsh years. As an added bonus, for this show Best of the Eagles (BOTE) will perform in its entirety - the Eagles best selling original album Hotel California - which sold over 32 million copies worldwide as well as all the other great Eagles hits, faves and nuggets! With six powerful vocals, outstanding harmonies, and precision playing they are extraordinarily true to the sound and image of The Eagles. As a matter of fact they are arguably the "Best re-creation of the music of the Eagles in America, bar none.” BOTE – The Eagles Tribute Band consists of Marc R Hoffman, Vinny Daniele, Jerry Steele, Dave "Squiggy" Biglin, Joe Vadala and John Bushnell. produced by UMT Presents

WALNUT STREET THEATRE’S

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS

Thurs. February 16 ● 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE Tickets: $35; $50

America in the 1960s, an era that encouraged LOVE, was populated by “Mad Men” and “Mod Women” trying to navigate the new normal. America’s Oldest Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre presents a freshly conceived production of Neil Simon’s classic that was made into a hit film starring Alan Arkin and Sally Kellerman. True comedy ensues when middle-aged, married, overworked and overweight Barney Cashman decides its his turn to join the sexual revolution… before it's too late. Through all the mishaps and laughter, Barney begins to rediscover his humanity and what he thought was missing all along. "Delightfully hilarious and witty, as well as filled with wisdom about human nature...a genuinely brilliant play." - New York Post

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KORESH DANCE COMPANY

Sat. February 18 ● 8 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $35; $45

Post show Q&A

In its 25th year, Koresh Dance Company presents Classic KORESH, a selection of favorites drawn from the company's quarter century of innovative work. These repertoire classics include interpretations of classical compositions by Bach, Beethoven, and Ravel, from the rolling strains of "Moonlight Sonata" to the trumpeting processions of "Bolero." Moments of tenderness and grace alternate with humor and brash force on this tour of highlights drawn from over 60 existing works by Artistic Director Ronen Koresh. As a unique feature of our anniversary program, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 will feature in a newly commissioned work, "23: Deconstructing Mozart," a collaborative initiative driven by Koresh and multi-media artist Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky.

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK

Fri. February 24 ● 8 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $40; $50; $60 (Gold Circle)

With a new album #LoveInEvolution released early this year, Grammy Award–winning female African-American a cappella group founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973, endlessly continues to evolve and cultivate the rich textures of African American musical traditions. Currently consisting of members Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, ASL interpreter Shirley Childress, and featured musician Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass, the group possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. The group’s collective voice, often accompanied by hand percussion instruments and bass, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. Sign Language Interpretation is provided for this event This event is part of the Grammy Museum Affiliate series. See page 37 for more information

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CALADH NUA

Thurs. March 9 ● 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE Tickets: $35; $45; $55 (Gold Circle)

DOO WOP EXPLOSION II

ANOTHER NIGHT OF A CAPPELLA HARMONY

Caladh Nua (KAH-luh NEW-ee) is a tightly-knit, vibrant and staggeringly talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments - from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion - the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative contemporary flair. A long list of TV and radio broadcasts of their performances and two acclaimed recordings includes American Public Radio, the BBC, and RTE. Performing a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes, Caladh Nua is a young ensemble on the rise.

Sat. March 4 ● 7 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $25; $40; $55 (Gold Circle)

Gold Circle seats will include Preshow Meet & Greet Reception

Our celebration of doo wop a cappella harmony is back by popular demand! We’ve again assembled some of the top a cappella doo wop vocal groups from NYC to Washington DC. Headlining will be Pookie Hudson's Spaniels along with Vito & the Salutations. The Spaniels are known for the 1956 million seller, Goodnight Sweetheart ,Goodnight. Originating on the streets of Brooklyn, Vito & the Salutations scored regional hits in the early 1960's with their recordings of Gloria, Unchained Melody and Your Way. New to the concert this year is the Bronx group the New Paramounts, featuring original lead Milton Delgado, who recorded Trying and Girl Friend in the late 1950's and the Copians, who are made up of former members of other standout Philly a cappella groups. Returning from last year's concert are the Philadelphia a cappella group Quiet Storm and the Piscataway group Re-MemberThen. [This line up is subject to change]

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BRAVO AMICI

FUNDRAISER FOR

AUTISM SPEAKS

Sun. April 2 ● 8 PM

Fri. April 28 ● 8 PM

POLLAK THEATRE

POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $45; $60; $100 (Gold Circle)

Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks NJ this special concert presentation held on World Autism Awareness Day will feature Geoff Sewell, founder of the classical crossover opera band Amici Forever and his cast of exceptionally talented Broadway performers singing favorite pieces from well-known musicals, operas and popular music. From classic opera favorites like La Traviata's Brindisi to Phantom's All I Ask of You and crowd pleasers like That's Amore, audiences will delight in the uplifting performance by the gifted vocalists of Bravo Amici. The concert will also feature a special video presentation of Sewell's song Heal Me co-written by his wife Simone and featuring daughters Olivia and Sienna (who has autism) highlighting the message that autism is treatable. This event will be held in conjunction with the Art+Autism gallery exhibition opening reception featuring juried work by artists with Autism (see event on pg. 33). A portion of the proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks NJ.

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY

AND THE POOR FOOLS

Tickets: $28; $38; $50 (Gold Circle)

Gold Circle Meet & Greet 6:30 PM

Playing a wide range of music from Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, NRBQ, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, The Band, George Jones and more, The Poor Fools also dive into some of the Southside's Asbury Jukes material–revisiting some classics as well as the underperformed deep tracks. “The Poor Fools tour is a chance for me to try out different material and some Jukes standards in an acoustic-ish form. In this incarnation, musicians such as Jeff Kazee, John Conte, John Putnam, Neal "The Dude" Pawley and I will all be singing, playing, and having some fun on stage. It will be a loose mix of songs, stories and banter between the musicians and–hopefully–the audience. With Lyon shaking up each night's setlist for himself and his gang of multi-instrumentalist band members, these troubadours ride the rails of the runaway train known as Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools.

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THE PIANO IS THE MAIN ATTRACTION

Sat. May 6 ● 7 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $25; $35; $50 (Gold Circle)

In his nearly 50 year music career singer song-writer keyboardist “Stormin” Norman Seldin has performed at almost every major live performance venue out there and is also credited as one of the originators of the Sound of Asbury Park. In this very special production he leads a cast of all-star piano virtuosos ranging in ages 8 – 15 whose collective credits include winning Steinway competitions and Golden Key Awards, appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey shows, performing for luminaries such as Queen Rania of Jordan and Bono of U2. From Bach to Rock and Jazz to Ragtime – fingers will blaze to amaze from start to finish – keys will surely sizzle!

ORCHESTRA OF ST. PETER BY THE SEA

GRAND OPERA MOMENTS Sat. May 20 ● 4 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $48

Reverend Alphonse Stephenson and the Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea return to celebrate the Bravo/Brava moments that make Opera grand in a wonderful evening of beautiful arias and dramatic moments. Both the seasoned opera aficionado and the musically curious will find a thrilling AND thoroughly fun experience with this great orchestra, promising young singers, and Father Alphonse!

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CHILDREN'S THEATRE

SERIES

THE LIGHTNING THIEF

Fri. October 7 ● 10 AM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $12 (child); $15 (adult) | Grades 2-6

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school, and that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mt. Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of his Greek mythology textbook. Adapted from the book by Rick Riordan, Theatermania raves, “…everyone enjoyed the loud, funny, fast-paced, wonderfully imaginative musical. This show is a true familypleaser…” A Theatreworks USA production.

CLICK, CLACK, MOO.

Thurs. November 3 ● 10 AM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $12 (child); $15 (adult) | Grades K-4

"Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries. The literacy rate in Farmer Brown's barn goes up considerably once his cows find an old typewriter and begin typing. The shivering cows type messages requesting blankets. When Farmer Brown refuses to comply with their demands, the cows take action. Based on the book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. A Theatreworks USA production.

PIRATE SCHOOL: THE SCIENCE OF PIRATES!

Thurs. February 23 Two Shows ● 10 AM & 12:15 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $12 (child); $15 (adult) | Grades K-5

Welcome aboard, mateys! Pirate school is in session. This is a madcap, slap-dash pirate training academy that allows both youngsters and adults to discover their 'inner-swashbuckler.' Pirate School! is a oneman, sea-faring vaudeville show that spoofs the Golden Age of Sail and satisfies children's universal curiosity about the briny buccaneers of yore. The Children's Theatre series is sponsored by the Monmouth University Alumni Association

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LIVE IN HD The talents of the world’s premier performers and visionary directors from New York’s Metropolitan Opera are presented in Hi Def video and surround sound with easy to read subtitles on our new 30’ State-of-the-Art screen. Combining the electricity and immediacy of live performance with a technical artistry, there’s not a bad seat in the house! SPECIAL GUEST HOST: Reverend Alphonse Stephenson

knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea.

WAGNER'S TRISTAN UND ISOLDE

VERDI'S NABUCCO

Sat. October 8 ● 12 PM

Sat. January 7 ● 1 pm

Tickets: $23 | Run Time: 5:15

Tickets: $23 | Run Time: 3:05

Encore: Sun. October 30 ● 1 PM

Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treliński, and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting.

MOZART'S DON GIOVANNI

Sat. October 22 ● 1 pm

Encore: Sun. January 29 ● 1 pm

Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.

GOUNOD'S ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

Encore: Sun. November 6 ● 1 PM

Sat. January 21 ● 1 pm

Tickets: $23 | Run Time: 3:45

Encore: Sunday, February 12 ● 1 pm

Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Byström as Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, Kwangchul Youn as the Commendatore, and Rolando Villazón as Don Ottavio.

Tickets: $23 | Run Time: 3:30

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent.

SAARIAH'S L’AMOUR DE LOIN

RUSALKA'S DVOŘÁK

Sat. December 10 ●1 PM

Sat. February 25 ● 1 pm

Tickets: $23 | Run Time: 3:00

Tickets: $23 | Run Time: 4:05

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera has its Met Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage. Eric Owens is the

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka. Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical

Encore: Sun. January 15 ● 1 PM

Encore: Sunday, March 5 ● 1 pm

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imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection & redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, & Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.

VERDI'S LA TRAVIATA

Sat. March 11 at 1 pm

Encore: Sunday, March 19 ● 1 pm Tickets: $23 | Run Time: 2:55

Sonya Yoncheva sings the role of one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

MOZART'S IDOMENEO

STRAUSS' DER ROSENKAVALIER

Sat. May 13 ● 12:30 pm

Encore: Sunday, May 21 ● 1 pm

Sat. March 25 at 1 pm

Tickets: $23 | Run Time: 4:50

Encore: Sunday, April 9 ● 1 pm Tickets: $23 | Run Time: 4:20

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.

TCHAIKOVSKY 'S EUGENE ONEGIN

Sat. April 22, 2017 ● 1 pm

Encore: Sunday, April 30 ● 1 pm Tickets: $23 | Run Time: 4:00

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

ALL BROADCASTS IN HD ARE AT THE POLLAK THEATRE ON OUR BRAND NEW 30' SCREEN! Large print programs are available at each performance Presentations of the Met: Live in HD series at Monmouth University are made possible by a generous gift from University Trustee Robert Sculthorpe, as well as gifts from the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation Inc. and the Nicola Musso Charitable Foundation.

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BOLSHOI BALLET

LIVE IN HD

The greatest ballet company in the world offers a spectacular new season that will be broadcast on the big screen in the Pollak Theatre.

THE GOLDEN AGE

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Sun. October 23 ● 3 PM

Sun. February 19

Tickets: $23 | Run time 2:20

Tickets: $23 | Run time: 2:50

POLLAK THEATRE

In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revelers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster.

POLLAK THEATRE

● 3 PM

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her.

SWAN LAKE

THE BRIGHT STREAM

Sun. March 26

POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $23 | Run time: 3:00

Sun. January 22 ● 3 PM Tickets: $23 | Run time: 2:30

During harvest festival at a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina’s husband decide to swap roles for the evening.

POLLAK THEATRE

● 3 PM

At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late that fate has another plan for him.

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"I saw Bolshoi years ago at Lincoln Center. Today, the only time I was reminded that I wasn't in the theater in Moscow was when the live audience applauded and we didn't. Though I was tempted to many times." - Bolshoi Ballet Arts Patron

A CONTEMPORARY EVENING

Sun. April 23 ● 3 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $23 | Run time: 2:40

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons.

A HERO OF OUR TIME

Sun. May 7 ● 3 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Tickets: $23 | Run time 2:45

Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him.

The most memorable thing about the performance was"the artistic and athletic ability of the dancers. The transmission of the ballet was flawless - the sound and picture resolution were fantastic." - Arts Patron

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LIVE IN HD The British theatre behind the Tony Award winning War Horse & One Man, Two Guvnors brings these thrilling HD broadcasts to the BIG screen at Pollak Theatre Proudly supported by

THE THREEPENNY OPERA

THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Thurs. September 29 ● 7:30 PM

Thurs. October 27 ● 7:30 PM

Tickets: $23 | Run time: 2:40

Tickets: $23 | Run time: 2:50

Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr. and Mrs. Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off… With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs. Peachum. This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Rufus Norris. Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

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ART NOW: PERFORMANCE, ART & TECHNOLOGY This visiting artist series transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and embraces artistic manifestations in diverse forms and spaces. ART NOW supports provocative work that transforms, challenges, and re-imagines what we know and what we think we know.

SHERYL ORING: I WISH TO SAY

Thurs. October 6

Performance: 11: 30 AM - 1:30 PM REBECCA STAFFORD STUDENT CENTER Artist Talk: 4:30 PM | Club Dining Room

After typing more than 2,500 postcards to the President from dozens of campuses and other locations around the country, Sheryl Oring’s I WISH TO SAY is coming to Monmouth to engage students in discussions about politics and social change. Oring sets up a pop-up public office on campus–complete with a manual typewriter–and invites students to dictate postcards to the next President.

TIM MILLER: PERFORMANCE! BODY! SELF! A PERFORMANCE, LECTURE & RANT

Tue. October 25 ● 4:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Internationally-acclaimed solo performer Tim Miller is known for his charged performances that tackle challenging social issues, including the culture wars, performance of identity, and queer strategies for the future. Miller shares fierce and funny performance excerpts and speaks about how performance can be used to embolden communities and connect people with one another.

Tues. February 21 ● 4:30 PM WILSON AUDITORIUM

Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist working with issues in surveillance, privacy, migration, citizenship, technology, and the challenges of borders. In 2002 an erroneous tip subjected Elahi to an intensive investigation by the FBI. After this harrowing experience where he was finally cleared of suspicions, Elahi conceived “Tracking Transience” and opened just about every aspect of his life to the public. The project questions the consequences of living under constant surveillance and continuously generates databases of imagery that tracks the artist and his points of transit in real-time.

Photo by E. Brady Robinson

HASAN ELAHI: TRACKING TRANSIENCE AN ARTIST TALK

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DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC & THEATRE ARTS

& roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Content may not be suitable for young children. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

A MUSICAL WINTER WONDERLAND

Thurs. December 8 ● 7:30 PM WILSON HALL GRAND STAIRCASE

Tickets: $15

SPRING AWAKENING

Nov. 11-13 & 16-20 ● All shows 8 PM except Sun. matinees at 3 PM WOODS THEATRE

Tickets: $20 (adults) ; $15 (seniors)

The winner of 8 Tony Awards - including Best Musical - the music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater are "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade." (Entertainment Weekly) Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock

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.

DANCING AT LUGHNASA

March 1-5 & 7-9 ● All shows 8 PM except Sun. matinees at 3 PM WOODS THEATRE

Tickets: $20 (adults) ; $15 (seniors)

Dancing at Lughnasa is by Brian Friel, one of Ireland’s finest playwrights. Set in the summer of 1936, during the Celtic harvest festival Lughnasa, the play is told through the memories of Michael, recalling those days

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CLASSICAL FUN: MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Tues. April 18 ● 7:30 PM WILSON AUDITORIUM

Free and Open to the Public

of growing up in the northwest county of Donegal with his mother, her three sisters, and an uncle priest recently returned from his missionary days in Africa. The play won Best Play awards from both the Olivier Award in Great Britain and the Tony Award in the US.

SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA

Sat. March 18 ● 8 PM WOODS THEATRE

Tickets: $30

Joe D’Urso and Joe Rapolla return to Monmouth University with their Songwriters by the Sea series for an evening of intimate, relaxed and inspired round-robins. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear a unique collection of very special guest artists that in the past has included, Marshall Crenshaw, Allison Moorer, Garland Jeffreys, Joe Grushecky, John Eddie, Willie Nile and many others, in an intimate and interactive forum. What started out as a coffee shop show for area songwriters to casually perform with other writers is now part of the Light of Day Festival which features some of the top songwriters of today.

A joyous program of music by some of the greatest composers of all time - Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Wagner, and others. The MU Chamber Orchestra, comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators, performs a variety of compositions from the classical repertory. This spring concert also features music for chamber ensembles from within the orchestra-solos, duos, trios, quintets. Come join us for a celebration of the rich tapestry of classical music in all its magnificence.

A RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN TRIBUTE:

MUSIC FROM FAVORITE SHOWS

Thurs. April 20 ● 7:30 PM WILSON AUDITORIUM

Free and Open to the Public

If you like Carousel, the King and I, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, and other Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein favorites, you will want to attend this musical tribute. Monmouth University’s renowned Concert and Chamber Choirs and featured soloists are guaranteed to raise your spirits as you enjoy some of America’s greatest Broadway tunes.

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VISITING WRITERS

SERIES

Bringing the most celebrated poets and authors from around the world (Andrei Codrescu, Natasha Trethewey, Joyce Carol Oates, Naomi Shihab Nye, Adam Zagajewski,) and our own backyard (Long Branch’s own US Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky) to the beautiful auditorium of the University’s centerpiece, historic Wilson Hall

THE BREAKBEAT POETS

Tue. September 20 ● 4:30 PM WILSON AUDITORIUM

Join us as we welcome contributors to the new poetry anthology The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop-- a multigenerational examination of life and poetry in the age of hip hop. The book features 78 poets, born between 1961-1999, who are creating the next and now movement(s) in American letters. Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture. This is the first poetry anthology by and for the Hip-Hop generation. It is for people who love Hip-Hop, for fans of the culture and for poetry heads.

GERALD STERN

Tues. November 1 ● 4:30 PM

Photo by Mark Ludak

WILSON AUDITORIUM

Gerald Stern is the author of 16 books of poetry, including, most recently, Divine Nothingness (2014) and In Beauty Bright (2012). Other works include This Time: New and Selected Poems, which won the 1998 National Book Award, and a kind-of memoir of a year in 85 sections titled Stealing History (2012). Stern’s many awards and honors include the Wallace Stevens Award, Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, and the Medal of Honor in Poetry by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was Poet Laureate of New Jersey from 2000–2002. In 2012, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Stern has two books coming out in 2017, a poetry collection called Galaxy Love and a book of non-fiction titled Deathwatch.

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Photo by BrigitteLacombe

Photo by Olivia Valentine

LIZ MOORE

COLM TÓIBÍN

Tue. March 7 4:30 PM

Tue. April 4 ● 4:30 PM

WILSON AUDITORIUM

WILSON AUDITORIUM

Liz Moore is a writer of fiction and creative nonfiction. Her first novel, The Words of Every Song centers on a fictional record company in New York City just after the turn of the millennium. It draws partly on Liz's own experiences as a musician. It was selected for Borders' Original Voices program and was given a starred review by Kirkus. Her second novel, Heft, was published in January 2012 to popular and critical acclaim. Moore's short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in venues such as Tin House, The New York Times, and Narrative Magazine. She is the winner of the Medici Book Club Prize and Philadelphia's Athenaeum Literary Award. After winning a 2014 Rome Prize in Literature, she spent 2014-15 at the American Academy in Rome, completing her third novel. That novel, The Unseen World, was published in July 2016.

Colm Tóibín is the author of eight novels, including The Master (2004) and Brooklyn (2009), now a major motion picture. His short story collections are Mothers and Sons (2006) and The Empty Family (2010). In April 2013, his play The Testament of Mary opened on Broadway with Fiona Shaw, directed by Deborah Warner and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best New Play. He has twice been Stein Visiting Writer at Stanford University and also a visiting writer at the Michener Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He also taught at Princeton between 2009 and 2011, and was Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Manchester in the autumn of 2011. He is Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.

ALL READINGS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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GALLERY EXHIBITIONS With three dedicated galleries for the visual arts, Monmouth University plays host to the creative visions of painters, sculptors and multimedia artists from across the US and abroad - as well as the unique work of our students and faculty.

Ludak and Ira Wagner present photographs and video reflecting life today on the coast of New Jersey. More than a beach resort, the work shows that this complex area of New Jersey is being dramatically affected by economic change and global warming, impacting how people live in this fragile and at times threatening environment. Cosponsored by the Urban Coast Institute.

BRUCE DORFMAN:

Image: Little Monmouth, painting by Lucy Kalian

LUCY KALIAN:

SWELLS AND SOUNDINGS

September 2 - October 14

POLLAK GALLERY Opening Reception: Sept. 30, 6:30-8:30 PM

Lucy Kalian’s work is “unapologetically representational.” In the exhibit Swells and Soundings, she explores the tidal forces at work where land and water meet. Cosponsored by the Urban Coast Institute.

WATERSIDES:

BY MARK LUDAK & IRA WAGNER

September 6 – November 20

ICE HOUSE GALLERY Opening Reception: Sept.16, 6-8 PM

In this exhibition, photographers and Monmouth University Art & Design faculty members Mark

PAST/PRESENT PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS IN COMBINED MEDIA

September 6 – December 18

RECHNITZ HALL’S DIMATTIO GALLERY Lecture: Sept. 23, 6-7 PM Wilson Hall Auditorium Opening Reception: Sept. 23, 7-9 PM

Assemblage, collage and mixed-media artist Bruce Dorfman has had 53 solo exhibitions throughout the US and abroad and has exhibited in numerous museum and university collections, and group exhibitions worldwide. The New York Times writes that, "the precision with which he uses found objects sets Mr. Dorfman’s work apart. It is always clear that each item is playing multiple roles: establishing the essentials of the composition, providing tactile and reflective qualities and introducing suggestions of previous uses, personal history, or past events." He is the recipient of many awards, grants and fellowships including: New York State Council on the Arts; Fulbright Fellowship; Rockefeller Foundation; U.S. Department of State; New York World’s Fair

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Invitational; National Academy of Design; Butler Institute of American Art and a major grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Bruce Dorfman has taught at the Art Students League of New York since 1964.

BOB DYLAN:

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DANIEL KRAMER

Curated by the GRAMMY Museum® at LA LIVE

October 20 – December 20 POLLAK GALLERY Opening Reception: Nov. 11

Curated by the GRAMMY Museum in cooperation with Daniel Kramer, this exhibition documents Bob Dylan's metamorphosis from folk musician to rock & roll icon through more than 50 photographs taken by New York-based photographer and film director Daniel Kramer for a year and a day during 1964 and 1965. Daniel Kramer and Bob Santelli from the GRAMMY Museum will give a talk during the opening reception. This event is part of the Grammy Museum Affiliate series. See page 37 for more information

DECEMBER SENIOR SHOW

December 9 – 16

ICE HOUSE GALLERY Opening Reception: Dec. 9, 7-9 PM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design, Animation or Fine Art.

Images: (Top) Apricot, Bruce Dorfman, 2016; paper, metal, pencil, gouache, acrylic; 28 x 17 inches (Bottom) Bob Dylan, photo by Daniel Kramer, Courtesy of Grammy Museum

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GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN FACULTY EXHIBITION January 17 – March 10

RECHNITZ HALL’S DIMATTIO GALLERY Opening Reception: Jan. 27, 7-9 PM

Featuring works by Monmouth University Department of Art & Design Faculty in fine arts and technology.

KARINA AGUILERA SKVIRSKY: DRONES January 17 – March 24

ICE HOUSE GALLERY Lecture: Feb. 2, 4:30 – 5:30 PM Wilson Hall Auditorium Opening reception: Feb. 2, 5:30-7 PM

Karina Aguilera Skvirsky's Drones, is a series of photo-collages that put flying objects into our aerial landscapes. This series includes landscapes from US, Ecuador and other unidentifiable locations. Skvirsky is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in photography, video and performance. Her work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo exhibitions. She teaches at Lafayette College and The New School, Parsons School of Design.

WOMEN IN THE WORLD… A VISUAL PERSPECTIVE

February 1 – March 17

POLLAK GALLERY Opening Reception: Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30 PM

The Women In the World…A Visual Perspective, art exhibit ties into the theme for Women In Media – Newark’s 8th annual Women’s History Month Film Festival (see event on pg. 36), and takes a broad look at the struggles and triumphs experienced by women globally. This exhibition, exquisitely curated by the renowned Gladys B. Grauer, uses the work of a socially and culturally diverse group of New Jersey based women artists to explore this seemingly simple topic. The images in this exhibit are not necessarily intended to be a literal interpretation of the theme, rather they often offer a metaphorical relationship to the theme. This inspiring exhibit is not to be missed!

FIRST SENIOR SHOW: GRAPHIC DESIGN

March 24 – 31

RECHNITZ HALL’S DIMATTIO GALLERY Opening Reception: March 24, 7-9 PM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design.

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ART+AUTISM

April 1 – May 31

POLLAK GALLERY Opening Reception: April 2, 5-7 PM

Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks New Jersey, this juried exhibition opening at the beginning of Autism Awareness Month will showcase the talents and abilities of artists living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and initiate a conversation about the unique power of art in the autism community. Select pieces will be for sale to benefit Autism Speaks. The opening reception will be presented in conjunction with the Bravo Amici benefit concert for Autism Speaks on April 2 (see page 17.)

SECOND SENIOR SHOW: FINE ART & ANIMATION

April 7 – 14

RECHNITZ HALL’S DIMATTIO GALLERY Opening Reception: April 7, 7-9 PM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Fine Art and Animation.

ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION

April 23 – 30 Images: (Top) Feminine Values, Erik Hanson, 2016; paper, metal, pencil, gouache, acrylic; 28 x 17 inches (Bottom) "the Drones" series by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, 2014, digital C-print, 13" x 20".

RECHNITZ HALL’S DIMATTIO GALLERY Opening Reception: April 23, 1-4 PM

Featuring the select works by Monmouth University students in Photography, Graphic Design, Animation and Studio Art.

GALLERY HOURS:

JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ HALL'S DIMATTIO GALLERY: Monday - Friday 10 AM to 5 PM; Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM

ROTARY ICE HOUSE GALLERY:

Monday - Friday 10 AM to 5 PM; Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM

POLLAK GALLERY:

Monday - Friday 9 AM to 7 PM; Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM

ALL GALLERY EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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FILM ON CAMPUS Many film series and festivals are presented on campus throughout the year including On Screen In Person, the World Cinema Series, the Black Maria Film Festival and the Women in Media Film Fest. Most film events include panel discussions or post screening Q&As.

THESE FILMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ON SCREEN/IN PERSON

Tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. There will be a Q&A with the filmmaker following each screening. On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.

SWEET DREAMS

Thurs. September 22 ● 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 genocide, Rwanda's first and only all women's drum troupe Ingoma Nshya decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs to open Rwanda's first ever ice cream shop. These remarkable women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. (Co-Directors Lisa Fruchtman and Rob Fruchtman)

YOU BELONG TO ME:

SEX, RACE AND MURDER IN THE SOUTH

Mon. October 17 ● 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

On August 3, 1952, Ruby McCollum, an AfricanAmerican woman, shot and killed the prominent white doctor and State Senator-elect C. L. Adams in Live Oak, Florida. Exploring a case that has haunted jurors and prosecutors for decades the film unveils hidden practices, exposing the truth of what it meant to be an African-American in the Jim Crow South, and examining the long road to healing. (Producer Jude Hagin)

LOVE THY NATURE

HILLEMAN - A PERILOUS QUEST TO SAVE THE WORLD'S CHILDREN

Mon. February 13 ● 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

The greatest scientist of the 20th century, and no one knows his name. This documentary tells the inspiring story of Dr. Maurice Hilleman, a man with a singular, unwavering focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. From his poverty-stricken youth on the plains of Montana, he came to prevent pandemic flu, develop the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and invent the first-ever vaccine against human cancer. (Director Donald Rayne Mitchell)

REAL BOY

Mon. March 6 ● 7:30 PM WILSON AUDITORIUM

REAL BOY is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As tension mounts at home, Bennett is taken in by his idol, Joe Stevens, the lead singer of the alt-Americana band, Coyote Grace. (Director Shaleece Haas)

STATES OF GRACE

Wed. November 9 ● 7:30 PM

Mon. April 17 ● 7:30 PM

Narrated by Liam Neeson this cinematic journey documents the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. The film reveals how a connection with nature ignites a sense of meaning and wonder so profound that it touches the very core of what it means to be human. (Director Sylvie Rokab)

States of Grace intimately captures the transformation of a revered physician, pioneering AIDS specialist Dr. Grace Dammann, and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. The film follows her return home in this inspiring portrait of devotion, trust, and resilience. (Co-Director Mark Lipman)

WILSON AUDITORIUM

POLLAK THEATRE

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WORLD CINEMA SERIES

BREAKING THE SILENCE, CONFRONTING THE PAST

A global look at five filmmakers who defy repressive regimes and their “official line” to promote human freedom, historical truth, and social justice.

THE OFFICIAL STORY

Tues. November 15 ● 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

TIMBUKTU

Run Time: 112 minutes

After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is. (Director: Luiz Puenzo, Argentina 1985) Not Rated

LABYRINTH OF LIES

Wed. January 25 ● 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Run Time: 124 minutes

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II. (Director: Giulio Ricciardelli, Germany 2014) Rated R

TO LIVE

Tues. February 21 at 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Run Time: Run Time: 125 minutes

After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China. (Director: Zhang Yimou, China 1994) Not Rated

Wed. March 22 ● 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Run Time: 97 minutes

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. Director: Abderrahmane Sissako, Mauritania 2014) Rated PG13

LEVIATHAN

Tues. April 4 at 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Run Time: 140 minutes

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family. (Director: Andrei Zviagintsev, Russia 2014) Rated R Organized by the Office for Global Education All synopses are based on IMDB website

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FILM ON CAMPUS

BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL

Thurs. March 30 ● 6:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

The Black Maria Film Festival was founded in 1981 as a tribute to Thomas Edison's development of the motion picture at his laboratory, dubbed the "Black Maria" film studio, the first in the world, in West Orange, NJ. Now in its 36th year, the festival attracts and showcases the work of independent filmmakers internationally. The festival is a project of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium, an independent non-profit organization in residence at New Jersey City University's Department of Media Arts. Unlike other major film festivals, the Black Maria Festival is not presented in only one location. Instead, the winning films are presented at universities, museums, libraries and cultural centers across the country all year.

WOMEN IN THE WORLD

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH FILM FESTIVAL

Mon. April 3 ● 7:30 PM POLLAK THEATRE

Now in its 8th year, Women In Media Newark’s international Women’s History Month Film Festival continues to educate about, and advocate for global issues facing women. “Women In the World,” the theme of the 2017 film fest, will focus on independent films that illustrate the resilience and determination of women worldwide to triumph over adversity and will include a panel of speakers on this topic. This will be the first year that this exciting, free film festival will be shared with Monmouth University’s audience.

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GRAMMY MUSEUM AFFILIATE

EVENTS

In October of 2014, Monmouth University was named a higher education affiliate of the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum. The partnership provides students, faculty, staff and community members access to the GRAMMY Museum content for educational purposes, curriculum resources, research programs, professional development seminars, exclusive programming, and project-based learning opportunities. Each year this partnership results in several special events hosted by Monmouth University.

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB:

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss…there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event!

RECORD CLUB

NIRVANA’S Nevermind September 27 | 7:30 PM | WOODS THEATRE BOB DYLAN'S Blonde On Blonde October 25 | 7:30 PM | WOODS THEATRE BLONDIE’S Parallel Lines February 7 | 7:30 PM | WOODS THEATRE THE BEATLES' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band March 21 | 7:30 PM | WOODS THEATRE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S Nebraska April 25 | 7:30 PM | WILSON AUDITORIUM Record club events are FREE and open to the public, however seating is limited. Please register in advance online at www.monmouth.edu/record-club.

ADDITIONAL GRAMMY EVENTS: All GRAMMY Affiliate events listed in the brochure are indicated with the affiliate logo. Please check the website at www.monmouth.edu/arts for additional events that will be added throughout the year. 732.263.6889 | WWW.MONMOUTH.EDU/ARTS

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JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE ARTS Becoming a "Friend of the Arts" at Monmouth University ensures that thousands of Tri-State area residents can continue enjoying rewarding arts experiences in one of the most beautiful settings in New Jersey. Your gift will allow the University to host each season's artists in educational outreach programs at elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as community centers throughout the region. In addition, it makes it possible for Monmouth University students to engage up close and personal with the artists in master classes, workshops, and Q&A’s.

Modern String Quartet ETHEL and Native American flutist Robert Mirabel perform at Midtown Elementary School in Neptune.

If you would like to play an active role in advancing the arts in the community by ensuring that young students are exposed to them during their formative years become a Friend of the Arts today.

If you would like to discuss making a contribution and how your gift will be utilized please contact Vaune Peck, Director of the Center for the Arts at the address below or reach her directly at 732-571-3554 or email vpeck@monmouth.edu. All gifts are greatly appreciated and will be receipted as a tax-deductible contribution.

DONATE NOW!

Send a check with your donation to: MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY'S CENTER FOR THE ARTS 400 CEDAR AVENUE WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ 07764 or give online at: WWW.MONMOUTH.EDU/ARTS_EVENTS/FRIEND.ASP

THE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SPECIAL COLLECTION Housed on the campus of Monmouth University, The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection comprises over 20,000 items from 47 countries that range from books and concert memorabilia to articles and promotional materials. The collection serves the research and informational needs of music fans, scholars, authors, and others with a serious interest in Bruce Springsteen’s life and career. Research access to the collection is by appointment only. To make one call Eileen Chapman at 732.571.3512 or e-mail to echapman@monmouth.edu. For more information about TIME, October 27, 1975 the collection, including a detailed list of current holdings, please visit brucespringsteenspecialcollection.nexxtblog.com. Throughout the year, Bruce Springsteen related events, such as film screenings, symposiums, etc. are held on campus in conjunction with the Special Collection. 38 MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS | 2016-17


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT We are committed to education, outreach, and the future of the arts in our community. As a University, education is central to our mission. Many of the Center for the Arts programs are accompanied by lectures, panels, films, exhibitions, master classes, artist workshops, Q&A’s, demonstrations and outreach programs.

Celtic and Americana Folk Duo Switchback with students after a performance at the Hawkswood School in Eatontown.

IN THE SCHOOLS

Professional artists perform in local schools facilitating access to and participation in important cultural and artistic experiences.

TICKETSHARING

The Center for the Arts helps make it possible for underserved populations to attend events by donating tickets to over 50 local social service organizations per year. A representative from Paul Taylor Dance Company conducts a workshop at Red Bank Performing Arts High School.

MASTER CLASSES AND ARTIST LECTURES

High school and university students receive professional-level training in master classes, lectures, and Q&A's facilitated by the Center for the Arts visiting artists.

PRE/POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

Select events feature pre or postshow discussions with Center for the Arts visiting artists, as well as other professionals/experts including Monmouth University professors that provide outstanding educational opportunities for our audience members. For more info on outreach initiatives contact the Center's Director Vaune Peck at vpeck@monmouth.edu.

Laurence Juber of Wings talks with Kenneth Womack, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in a post performance Q&A.

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DIRECTIONS AND PARKING Our galleries and theatres, lecture halls and arenas are easy to access and offer free parking (excluding some OceanFirst Center concerts). Please see our website for detailed driving/public transit directions. Gallery

OceanFirst Bank Center

Pollak Theatre

Main Entrance

Rechnitz Hall

Woods Theatre

Central Box Office

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Pollak Theatre

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use for guest drop off & handicapped parking

POLLAK THEATRE

(only 700 seats in 20 rows)

WOODS THEATRE

(140 seats)

Video directions are on our website at: www.monmouth.edu/arts_events/videodirections.asp

STAY CONNECTED

There are many ways to stay connected with us to receive announcements about added shows, contests & raffles, educational/outreach opportunities, weather cancellations & more. VISIT OUR WEBSITE - www.monmouth.edu/arts is your one-stop shop for news about all the exciting things going on! You can buy your tickets online and get the latest news and read more about all of our exciting artists. DO WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS? Be sure to sign up for our monthly email club online or text MONMOUTHARTS to 22828 and you will be the first to find out about newly added events, special offers, and education/outreach programs. FOLLOW US! Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for event updates, behind the scenes news, and exclusive contests! Find direct links to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages on our website. 40 MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS | 2016-17


ORDERING INFORMATION CALL THE CENTRAL BOX OFFICE: 732.263.6889 Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday 9 am – 5 pm (also day/evening of events) ORDER ONLINE AT: WWW.MONMOUTH.EDU/ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS SERIES 2016-2017 Event William Close Earth Harp CSNSongs Much Ado About Nothing Benise Rosanne Cash Marvelous Night One Last Waltz Arlo Guthrie Shenandoah Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Orchestra of St. Peter Mimi Jones Rockin' Road to Dublin Best of the Eagles Last of the Red Hot Lovers Koresh Dance Company Sweet Honey in the Rock Doo Wop Explosion II Caladh Nua Bravo Amici Autism Fundraiser Southside Johnny /Poor Fools Piano is the Main Attraction Orchestra of St. Peter

Date 09/24 10/01 10/06 10/15 10/21 10/29 11/05 11/11 11/13 11/19 12/02 02/04 02/09 02/11 02/16 02/18 02/24 03/04 03/09 04/02 04/28 05/06 05/20

Day Sat. Sat. Thu. Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sun. Sat. Fri. Sat. Thu. Sat. Thu. Sat. Fri. Sat. Thu. Sun. Fri. Sat. Sat.

Time 8pm 8pm 7:30pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 8 pm 7pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 7:30pm 8pm 7:30pm 8pm 8pm 7pm 7:30pm 8pm 8pm 7pm 4pm

Qty.

Orchestra $55 $30/$40 $35/$50 $60/$80 $60/$75 $35/$55 $40/$50 $60/$80 $50/$60 $50/$60 $48 $30/$40 $55/$75 $33/$38/$48 $50 $45 $50/$60 $40/$55 $45/$55 $60/$100 $38/$50 $35/$50 $48

Qty.

Loge $45 $25 $35 $45 $45 $25 $25 $40 $40 $40 $48 $20 $45 $28 $35 $35 $40 $25 $35 $40 $28 $25 $48

Subtotal

Performing Arts Series Discount

Call our box office for senior citizen, MU employee, MU alumni, student, and group rates!

off regularly priced tickets *Discount does not apply

15% off 3 or more events

(cannot be combined with other series)

CHILDREN'S THEATRE 2016-2017 Event

The Lightning Thief

Click, Clack, Moo Pirate School Pirate School

Date

10/07 11/03 02/23 02/23

Day

Time

Thu.

10am

$12/$15

10am

$12/$15

12:15pm

$12/$15

Fri.

Thu. Thu.

10am

Qty.

Orchestra $12/$15

Qty.

Subtotal

TICKETING/SHOW POLICIES: All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. A $3 Handling Fee will be applied to all credit card orders. Everyone,

including infants, must have a ticket. All discounts are off of regularly priced tickets only. Please turn off cell phones before the performance begins. No audio, video, or photography equipment of any kind is permitted in the performance venues. Will Call tickets must be picked up no later than 15 minutes prior to show time or they may be released. To prevent disruption of a performance in progress, late seating policy will be determined by the House Manager. Concessions will be sold at most performing arts, opera and NTL events. Donated tickets will be receipted as a tax deductible gift.

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ORDERING INFORMATION THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2016-2017 Date

Day

Time

General Seating

Tristan und Isolde

Event

10/08

Sat.

12pm

$23

Don Giovanni

10/22

Sat.

1pm

$23

Tristan und Isolde Encore

10/30

Sun.

1pm

$23

Don Giovanni Encore

11/06

Sun.

1pm

$23

L’Amour de Loin

12/10

Sat.

1pm

$23

Nabucco

01/07

Sat.

1pm

$23

L’Amour de Loin Encore

01/15

Sun.

1pm

$23

Roméo et Juliette

01/21

Sat.

1pm

$23

Nabucco Encore

01/29

Sun.

1pm

$23

Roméo et Juliette Encore

02/12

Sun.

1pm

$23

Rusalka

02/25

Sat.

1pm

$23

Rusalka Encore

03/05

Sun.

1pm

$23

La Traviata

03/11

Sat.

1pm

$23

La Traviata Encore

03/19

Sun.

1pm

$23

Idomeneo

03/25

Sat.

1pm

$23

Idomeneo Encore

04/09

Sun.

1pm

$23

Eugene Onegin

04/22

Sat.

1pm

$23

Eugene Onegin Encore

04/30

Sun.

1pm

$23

Der Rosenkavalier

05/13

Sat.

12:30pm

$23

Der Rosenkavalier Encore

05/21

Sun.

1pm

$23

Qty.

Subtotal

Subscriptions

Call our box office for senior citizen, student, and group rates!

10% off all 10 shows

(can mix live broadcasts with encores)

BOLSHOI BALLET: LIVE IN HD 2016-2017 Event

Date

Day

Time

General Seating

The Golden Age

10/23

Sun.

3pm

$23

The Bright Stream

01/22

Sun.

3pm

$23

The Sleeping Beauty

02/19

Sun.

3pm

$23

Swan Lake

03/26

Sun..

3pm

$23

A Contemporary Evening

04/23

Sun.

3pm

$23

A Hero of our Time

05/07

Sun.

3pm

$23

Qty.

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Subtotal


ORDERING INFORMATION NATIONAL THEATRE: LIVE IN HD 2016-2017 Date

Day

Time

The Threepenny Opera

Event

09/29

Thu.

7:30pm

General Seating $23

The Deep Blue Sea

10/27

Thu.

7:30pm

$23

Qty.

Subtotal

DEPT. OF MUSIC & THEATRE ARTS 2016-2017 Event

Date

Day

Time

General Seating

Spring Awakening

11/11 - 11/12

Fri. - Sat.

8pm

$20

Spring Awakening

11/13

Sun.

3pm

$20

Spring Awakening

11/16 - 11/19

Wed. - Sat.

8pm

$20

Spring Awakening

11/20

Sun.

3pm

$20

Winter Wonderland: Holiday Concert

12/08

Thu.

7:30pm

$15

Dancing at Lughnasa

03/01 - 03/04

Wed. - Sat.

8pm

$20

Dancing at Lughnasa

03/05

Sun.

3pm

$20

Dancing at Lughnasa

03/07 - 03/09

Fri. - Sat.

8pm

$20

03/18

Sat.

8pm

$30

Songwriters by the Sea

Qty.

Subtotal

FIVE EASY WAYS TO ORDER

1) ONLINE: www.monmouth.edu/arts 2) PHONE: 732.263.6889, prompt 1 3) FAX: 732.923.4662 4) IN PERSON: Monmouth University Central Box Office at the OceanFirst Bank Center and the Pollak Theatre Box Office 5) TTY RELAY SYSTEM: 800.852.7899 Ask about VIP seating and Meet-and-Greet artist receptions for donors. Gift Certificates are available.

ACCESSIBILITY Monmouth University Center for the Arts is committed to making its facilities and performances accessible for all patrons. • If you require special assistance attending our events, please advise the Box Office of your specific needs when ordering tickets. Some special services require advance notice. • A limited amount of wheelchair accessible parking is available near Pollak Theatre for patrons with required permits. • Wheelchair and companion seating is available for events in Pollak Theatre. • A limited amount of Assisted Listening Devices are available for most events at Pollak Theatre. Please request them at the box office on the day of show. • Large print programs are available for events with advance notice. 732.263.6889 | WWW.MONMOUTH.EDU/ARTS

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WWW.MONMOUTH.EDU/ARTS

732.263.6889

See our website for the most up-to-date information on new shows, weather cancellations, artist information, etc.

FACEBOOK.COM/MONMOUTHARTS

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Check out our website for exciting new events to be added throughout the year!

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