Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Bickford Theatre Reopening and Upcoming Performances!




After nearly 20 months and 57 outdoor performances, we are happy to share the news of our reopening of the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum!

The lobby doors will open again with our 10th anniversary Bickford Benefit Jazz Concert that honors Dan Levinson's 20th anniversary of his Bickford debut!

The award-winning production of Josie & Grace will illuminate the equally historical imaginary friendship between Josephine Baker and Grace Kelly in a new show from the artists who delighted our outdoor audiences last year with Josephine: A Cabaret Dream Play.

After many months without hearing our beloved grand piano, Jenny Lin dusts it off with a riveting and enlightening program, Glass Reflections, that pairs etudes by Philip Glass with works by Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Schubert, and more.

Finally, another favorite of our Back Deck season, the jazz trio, Empire Wild, returns with cellos and percussion to warm audiences with a fresh take on holiday classics.

Tickets for the Bickford Benefit and Josie & Grace are on sale now, Jenny Lin and Empire Wild will be on sale soon.

We will soon announce our full slate of National Theatre Live and Art on Screen.

To keep our audiences and artists as safe as possible, all audience members ages 12 and over must present proof of full COVID vaccination with corresponding ID and remain masked throughout their time indoors at the Morris Museum and Bickford Theatre. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.





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Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7:30pm

Dan Levinson has once again assembled a truly spectacular group for this annual event, which will be our first back inside the theatre. Exciting young trumpeter and vocalist, Danny Jonokuchi, winner of the first-ever Count Basie Great American Swing Contest earlier this year, will make his debut appearance at the theatre. Trombonist Doug Finke, who led his Independence Hall Jazz Band the night Dan made his own inaugural appearance at the theatre in October 2001, will make the trek north from his current home in Louisville, Kentucky to participate in the evening’s festivities. Conal Fowkes – for over 20 years the pianist in Woody Allen’s Monday-night band at NYC’s prestigious Carlyle Hotel and who is featured on many of the filmmaker’s soundtracks – will grace the ivories of the Bickford’s grand piano. Canadian bassist, Jen Hodge, recently relocated to New York City, will make her debut appearance at the theatre. And drummer Kevin Dorn, for 25 years the “Rock of Gibraltar” in Dan’s rhythm sections, will take his seat in the “engine room.”

This event sells out, so don’t wait to buy tickets!

This concert is generously sponsored by Vince and Katherine Teti.



Josie & Grace

Friday, November 5, 8:00PM, Saturday, November 6, 8:00PM, and Sunday, November 7, 2:00PM

From the creators of the hit off-Broadway show, Josephine, this new musical explores the extraordinary and mostly untold story of the friendship between two of the most remarkable women of the 20th Century: legendary singer/dancer/activist/spy Josephine Baker and Academy Award-winner and European princess, Grace Kelly/Princess Grace of Monaco.



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