Wednesday, December 6, 2023

An Annual Traditional in the Making! Celebrate with a Holiday Jazz Concert Featuring the Nutcracker and Grinch Suites





Nutcracker and Grinch Suites

Water Gap Jazz Orchestra

Sun, December 17 | 3:00 PM

Get your tickets today! This widely anticipated holiday concert features a modern twist on the beloved classic and a jazz inspired take on a pop culture standard. Returning to the Morris Museum, The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra, will perform Duke Ellington’s iconic Nutcracker Suite and their very own Grinch Suite! This 17-piece big band is comprised of the highest caliber professional musicians in the tri-state area and is joined by vocalist Nancy Reed and Duke Ellington’s grandson, Edward Ellington II to narrate.

The concert features The Grinch Suite, written by WGJO director, Matt Vashlishan. Developed over the past three years, Vashlishan created a full 25-minute modern take on this pop culture classic. The new suite with include familiar arrangements such as “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” featuring saxophone, “Welcome Christmas” featuring guitar and clarinets, and “Trim Up the Tree” featuring trumpet, piano, and drums.



Bickford Theatre Ticket & Visitor Information

The Morris Museum has adopted a dynamic mask policy for upcoming events inside the Bickford Theatre. Face masks are currently optional in the CENTER and HOUSE RIGHT sections and are required in the HOUSE LEFT section. This policy is subject to change at any time. For assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.


There is a $3 per ticket handling fee for all online, in-person, and phone sales.



The Crucible

National Theatre Live On-Screen

Wed, December 13 | 2:00 & 7:30 PM

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma). Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial.




The Morris Museum thanks Will and Mary Leland for their leadership 

support of the Live Arts 2023 season!


The Morris Museum gratefully acknowledges generous operating support from the following funders:




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