Thursday, April 21, 2016

BICKFORD THEATRE FUNDRAISER PRESENTS BROADWAY’S LONI ACKERMAN

Loni Ackerman

LONI ACKERMAN

WHEN: Saturday, April 30, at 7:00PM
WHERE:
6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown
TICKETS: $75
Tickets may be purchased online at morrismuseum.org, by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Bickford Theatre is an integral part of the Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Broadway’s Loni Ackerman is set to take her one-woman show to the Bickford stage. This annual fundraising event will include great food and beverages, a 50/50 cash raffle, the always popular wine “Cork Pull,” and a theatre ticket raffle.

Ackerman’s magnetism and dynamic vocal prowess as a Broadway musical theater star has made her a longtime favorite of theatergoers.  In this charming and beguiling musical evening, Loni recalls personal stories growing up with family friends Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, revisits songs she sang on-Broadway and Off-Broadway, and performs contemporary and original compositions. 

Ackerman has  captivated New York audiences in such coveted roles as Eva in “Evita” and “Grizabella” in Cats. Other Broadway credits include leading roles in “The Magic Show,” “So Long, 174th Street,” “No, No, Nanette,” and “George M!” She was in the original cast of “Starting Here, Starting Now” and appeared Off-Broadway in “Diamonds,” “The Petrified Prince” (both under the direction of Hal Prince), “Brownstone” and “Dames At Sea.” She is married to Tony Award winning Sound Designer Steve Kennedy and has two sons, Jack and George.

Proceeds from the benefit provide support for future programming at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre.  One of New Jersey’s premier professional theatres, the Bickford produces and presents year-round entertainment including a Main Stage Series, Children’s Theatre, a Jazz Series, Comedy, Classical Music and many other special concerts and performances.

About The Bickford Theatre
The Bickford Theatre is a professional theater that produces and presents year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, two Children’s Theatre series, a Jazz Showcase, and other concerts. The theatre is a Senior Member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of 30 professional theaters throughout the state, and works in conjunction with Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). From its beginnings in 1994 to the present, tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the tri-state area have enjoyed the Bickford Theatre’s many entertaining and diversified offerings in theatre, music and dance.

About the Morris Museum

Founded in 1913, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high caliber exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities.  The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards. The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in 2013 by the American Alliance of Museums. 

The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Location & Hours

The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members.  For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit www.morrismuseum.org.