(Morristown, NJ)— The Morris Museum kicks-off the New Year with exciting public programs and performances. On Monday, January 9th, the Museum will host a special concert honoring jazz great Bucky Pizzarelli. Other programming includes the opening of the Gothic comedy Ravenscroft, written by Don Nigro and co-produced by Drew University, and a lecture on Hollywood by Rick Busciglio.
Bucky Pizzarelli’s Birthday Bash
Monday, January 9, 8:00PM
At 91 years old, legendary Guitar Master Bucky Pizzarelli continues to make great music. His protégé, Ed Laub (guitar) will once again join him to celebrate Bucky’s Birthday Bash 2017. These two guitar virtuosos will not be alone in this year’s celebration. Bucky’s son, Martin Pizzarelli will return on bass. Konrad Paskudzki (piano) will take the seat behind our concert grand. Born in Western Australia, Konrad spent years playing piano with the likes of the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the Jeff Hamilton Trio. In 2013, he joined the Johnny Pizzarelli Quartet. Also on the stage will be Dag Markus (drums) and one of New York City’s most sought-after clarinetists and saxophonists, Linus Wyrsch. This birthday party promises to be one of the best!
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Tea and Treasures: Memories of Broadway and Hollywood
Wednesday, January 18, 2:00PM
Rick Busciglio will be your guide for a nostalgic tour of personal stories about Hollywood and Broadway, drawing on more than 45 years in broadcasting and entertainment business. His tales feature great stars from the past and present including Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Miss Piggy, and Mary Tyler Moore.
This program continues Tea and Treasures, a popular monthly series that features engaging lectures, great conversation, and light refreshments. Advance registration required.
By Don Nigro
January 26 – February 12, 2017
Co-produced with Drew University
On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. Five alluring and dangerous women hold all the cards and all the answers: Marcy, the beautiful Viennese governess; Mrs. Ravenscroft, the flirtatious lady of the manor; Gillian, her charming but possibly demented daughter; Mrs. French, the formidable and passionate cook, and Dolly, a terrified maid. Ghosts on the staircase and skeletons in the closet intensify this comic psychological thriller with a twist.
Tickets: $45 General Public; $40 Seniors; $38 Museum Members; $33 Groups (10 or more); $20 Students (18 & under or with valid college ID)
Tickets may be purchased online at morrismuseum.org, 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.
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.