Children’s Theatre


BOX OFFICE  973.971.3706

TICKETS  $10 Members / $12 General Public
SUBSCRIPTIONS  $24 (Your choice of any three children’s performances.)
COMBO TICKET  $15 (Includes one Children’s Theatre performance ticket, PLUS admission to the Museum.)

Recommended for ages 3-9. Please plan to arrive at the Museum at least fifteen minutes prior to the performance to allow time for parking. Tickets purchased online will be available at the Will Call desk on the day of the performance. 

Please note: the Morris Township Fire Marshall has established the maximum capacity of the Bickford Theatre to be 312.  To comply and monitor the attendance at all Bickford Theatre performances, a ticket must be issued to every person regardless of age.


HansTHE MAGIC OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
Thursday, July 7, 11:00AM and 1:30PM

Sometimes serious and heartwarming, sometimes silly, and always fun, the show features storytelling and song as well as hand puppets, rod puppets, and marionettes in three of Andersen’s best loved tales: The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelisa, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Presented by Applause Unlimited Puppet Theatre. 

The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen (11:00AM; Members)
  
The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen (11:00AM; Non-members)
  
The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen (1:30PM; Members)
  
The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen (1:30PM; Non-members)
 

WHALE TALES
Wednesday, July 13, 11:00AM and 1:30PM

To coincide with the new Planet Ocean exhibition, Whale Tales goes off the deep end with a multi-media extravaganza featuring real and arti cial hands-on specimens, photos, videos and more! Presented by Curriers Magical Mania.  

Whale Tales (11:00AM; Members)
  
Whale Tales (11:00AM; Non-members)
  
Whale Tales (1:30PM; Members)
  
Whale Tales (1:30PM; Non-members)
 

Allynn GooenTHE WIZARD OF OZ
Thursday, July 14, 11:00AM and 1:30PM

Madcap balloon artist, Allynn Gooen, invites audience members into his telling of the famous story of Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and of course, the Wicked Witch of the West. The audience members become the actors and characters, while he creates their sets, props, and costumes from twisting balloons. Presented by Goowins-Balloowins.  

The Wizard of Oz (11:00AM; Members)
  
The Wizard of Oz (11:00AM; Non-members)
   
The Wizard of Oz (1:30PM; Members)
  
The Wizard of Oz (1:30PM; Non-members)
 

Tortoise and the HareTORTOISE AND THE HARE: THE RESULTS SHOW
Wednesday, July 20, 11:00AM and 1:30PM

This classic tale is brought to life by a talented cast of singers, actors and dancers. The real story is the aftermath of the famous race. Crushed and demoralized, our Hare loses his sense of identity and self worth. He wants to retire. His new friend the Tortoise takes on the role of the coach, telling the Hare it is not time to retire, but time to inspire, as the Hare must train for a winner take all race to save the farm. New rockabilly, rhythm and blues music and an uplifting come-back story. Presented by Flying Ship Productions.  

The Tortoise and the Hare (11:00AM; Members)
  
The Tortoise and the Hare (11:00AM; Non-members)
  
The Tortoise and the Hare (1:30PM; Members)
  
The Tortoise and the Hare (1:30PM; Non-members)
 

Jeff BoyerBUBBLE TROUBLE
Thursday, July 21, 11:00AM and 1:30PM

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. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Presented by Jeff Boyer Productions.  

Bubble Trouble (11:00AM; Members)
  
Bubble Trouble (11:00AM; Non-members)
  
Bubble Trouble (1:30PM; Members)
  
Bubble Trouble (1:30PM; Non-members)
 

Dikki EllisDIKKI’S WACKY MAGIC SHOW
Wednesday, July 27, 11:00AM and 1:30PM

Dikki makes the impossible become believable with a combination
of old time circus skills mixed with a new age magic twist for all ages. Audience participation, surprises, and fun. Dikki will amaze you and make you laugh at the same time. 

Dicki's Wacky Magic Show (11:00AM; Members)
  
Dicki's Wacky Magic Show (11:00AM; Non-members)
  
Dicki's Wacky Magic Show (1:30PM; Members)
  
Dicki's Wacky Magic Show (1:30PM; Non-members)
 

Harlem WizardsHARLEM WIZARDS
Thursday, July 28, 11:00AM and 1:30PM

The basketball antics of this crazy team return. Get ready for the oohs, aahs, and serious laughter inspired by world class basketball tricks, humor, dynamic energy, fan participation, and basketball wizardry.

Harlem Wizards (11:00AM; Members)
  
Harlem Wizards (11:00AM; Non-members)
  
Harlem Wizards (1:30PM; Members)
  
Harlem Wizards (1:30PM; Non-members)
 

Upcycled-CinderellaUPCYCLED CINDERELLA
Wednesday, August 3, 11:00AM and 1:30PM

This imaginative production brings to life the story of Cinderella in a way that will surprise and delight audiences. The wacky duo, Dustmop and Binny, “accidentally” stumble upon an audience and decide to put on a play with what they have before them. Using household items, recycled objects, and physical comedy, our performers create hilarious characters, inventive settings, and lively scenes. Presented by Bright Star Touring Childrens Theatre.

Upcycled Cinderella (11:00AM; Members)
  
Upcycled Cinderella (11:00am; Non-members)
  
Upcycled Cinderella (1:30PM; Members)
  
Upcycled Cinderella (1:30PM; Non-members)
 

Prismatic MagicPRISMATICA EXTRAVAGANZA
Wednesday, August 24, 11:00AM and 1:30PM

Appropriate for all ages, PRISMATICA features popular chart-topping music and is the freshest, most exciting Laser Show to come out in years! Experience the very latest advancements in Laser Artistry! Presented by Prismatic Magic and Lasers.