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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Summer is all about Children at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre

Here is the Bickford’s Children’s Theatre programming for Summer 2015.

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The summer series includes performances featuring classic children’s literature, delightful fairytales, and lots of audience participation.
“We always bring the best in children’s entertainment year-round to the Bickford.” EricH Said Eric Hafen (photo right), Artistic Director of the Bickford Theatre. “This year’s summer theatre schedule is just plain fun.”
All shows take place on select Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:00AM and 1:30PM. The line-up is geared towards children ages three to nine.


Lasermania
Thursday, July 9
Prismatic Magic
Prismatic Magic returns with a dazzling display of laser magic using the most advanced visual technology. Experience the magic of lasers set to the popular music of today.
The Hungry Caterpillar
Wednesday, July 15
Lauren Hooker
The wonderful story of “The Hungry Caterpillar” is brought to life with songs, movement, percussion instruments, puppets and even a giant moon mask.
Snow White and the 8 Dwarfs
Thursday, July 16
Goowins-Balloowins
Join madcap balloon artist, Allynn Gooen, as he tells the famous fairy tale of Snow White out of twisting balloons.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Wednesday, July 22
Yates Musical Theatre
This family troupe recreates the story of Jack climbing the beanstalk, outwitting the giant, and regaining the treasures that are rightfully his. The show features songs, dance, and loads of laughter.
Harlem Wizards
Thursday, July 23
The basketball antics of this crazy team return to the Morris Museum.  Get ready for world-class tricks, hilarious humor, and tons of fan participation.
Bubble Trouble
Wednesday, July 29
Class Act Performing Artists
A Bubble Volcano! A Bubble roller coaster!  A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around.
Cinderella
Thursday, July 30
Yates Musical Theatre
Packed with music, dance, and comedy, the classic fairytale of Cinderella is retold with imaginative freshness.
Dikki’s Wacky Magic Show

Wednesday, August 5
Never a dull moment with this show!  Dikki makes the impossible become believable with a combination of old time circus skills mixed with a new age magic twist.
The Yo-Yo Show
Wednesday, August 26
Join four-time Guinness World Record holder John Higby for his unique, high-energy show. See old favorites such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, as well as amazing new tricks, including The Human Rollercoaster.

Tickets
$10 Members, $12 Non-members, $9 Groups (20 or more). Tickets may be purchased 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.

c7 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 concert series at the Bickford. 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.

Bickford logo 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.

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