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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!
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
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!
and RSVP at the link below.
12 years and older must provide proof of vaccination and
corresponding ID. Masks required for all patrons over two years old.
assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.
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.
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
is generously sponsored by Vince and Katherine Teti.
November 5, 8:00 PM, Saturday, November 6, 8:00 PM, and Sunday,
November 7, 2:00 PM
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.
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!
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.
Museum gratefully acknowledges generous operating support from the