Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Morris Museum Presents a FREE Workshop Showing by Puppet Artist, Sam Gold




Join us this Friday evening, October 22, at 7:30PM, for a FREE workshop to get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a new work of multi-disciplinary theatre!

Alongside five puppet portraits of his own grandfather, theater artist Sam Jay Gold interrogates family lore, actual history, and his own imagination as he pieces together the story of “Poppy,” a Russian-Jewish refugee, raised in China. 

After two weeks in residence at the Morris Museum, join Sam and his collaborators for a work-in-progress sharing of discoveries made within their intimate, messy reckoning with memory and forgiveness. Engage with the artists at this early stage of their work ahead of the highly anticipated World Premiere of All Vows here at the Morris Museum in May!

Join us this Friday to see what these artists have been creating while in residence at the Morris Museum, learn more about this unusual and moving theatrical work, and engage directly with the artists!

Learn more and RSVP at the link below.

All patrons 12 years and older must provide proof of vaccination and corresponding ID. Masks required for all patrons over two years old.

For assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.





"All Vows" was first developed at St. Ann's Warehouse Puppet Lab with Matt Acheson and Lake Simons as Lab Co-Directors at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY, in 2019. Additional development made possible with the generous support of The Jim Henson Foundation.



Coming up at the Bickford Theatre:



Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7:30 PM


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

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.



Pianist Jenny Lin: Glass Reflections

Sunday, November 14, 2021, 2 PM

Born in Taiwan, raised in Austria, educated in Europe and America, Jenny Lin has built a vibrant international career, notable for innovative collaborations with a range of artists and creators. Lin pairs the etudes of Philip Glass with works by Schubert, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and more in a sonorous and enlightening program!



Empire Wild Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 12, 2021, 2 PM

Empire Wild blew audiences away with their Morris Museum debut on The Back Deck this past June, now they return inside the Bickford Theatre for a holiday concert that puts a fresh twist on familiar favorites.

They are a genre-bending, crossover trio founded by Ken Kubota, Brandon Ilaw, and Mitch Lyon. Ken and Mitch bring all the cello has to offer – bowed, plucked, chopped and more. Brandon can be found singing and playing anything he can get his hands on – often a cajon, sometimes a guitar or piano, maybe some ankle bells. All classically trained, the three musicians met at Juilliard and formed Empire Wild as a vehicle for their love of musical exploration – fusing the sounds of pop, folk, Broadway and more into their songwriting and composition.


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