Concerts and Special Performances


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Spelling BeeTHE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
August 11 – 13, 2016

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the eclectic characters spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words on a riotous ride complete with audience participation, all the while learning that winning isn’t everything. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced, family-friendly crowd pleaser and an instant audience favorite!

Presented by Theatre Next Door.

Performances:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 8:00PM
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 8:00PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2:00PM & 8:00PM

Ticket Prices:

$25 General Public
$20 Seniors/Museum/Theatre Guild Members
$20 Students (18 and under or with a valid college ID)

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Louis Prima Jr.LOUIS PRIMA JR. & THE WITNESSES
Thursday, August 18, 8:00PM

Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses are bringing that classic Prima music into the 21st century. Not content to sit on the legacy they so passionately protect, Louis and the band are taking a page from his father’s playbook, by wailing “Prima-style” like it’s 2016. Since their breakout performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, this exciting and energetic group has performed everywhere from Seattle to Palermo, from small clubs to performing arts centers, from casino showrooms to music festivals, and from Access Hollywood Live to PBS.

Ticket Price:

$25

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Durante ReturnsDURANTE RETURNS
Sunday, October 9, 2:00PM

Grover Kemble’s rollicking, nostalgic jaunt through the life of American singer, actor, comedian, and ever popular entertainer Jimmy Durante returns to the Bickford stage.

Ticket Prices:

$20 in advance
$25 at door

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Dueling PianosDUELING PIANOS: FOUR HANDS, TWO VOICES
Sunday, October 16, 3:00PM

Veteran entertainers, Brian Gurl and Katerine Alexandra, perform powerful renditions of contemporary American songs. Part of the A La Carte Series.

Ticket Prices:

$40 General Public
$38 Seniors
$35 Museum Members
$30 Groups (10 or more)
$20 Students (18 & under or a valid college ID)

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The Garcia ProjectTHE GARCIA PROJECT
Friday, October 21,  8:00PM

The Garcia Project performs full, classic Jerry Garcia Band shows from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – creating the Jerry Garcia Band experience for old fans to relive or new fans to enjoy for the first time. It’s about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another. Wine and beer available.

Ticket Prices:

$22 advance
$25 at the door

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TUIK_TFTIED UP IN KNOTTS
Sunday, October 23, 2:00PM

Actress/comedienne, Karen Knotts, reminisces about growing up the daughter of 5 time Emmy Award-winning television star Don Knotts, in this witty and reverent piece of entertainment. Part of the A La Carte Series.

Ticket Prices:

$40 General Public
$38 Seniors
$35 Museum Members
$30 Groups (10 or more)
$20 Students (18 & under or a valid college ID)

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Azure EnsembleAZURE ENSEMBLE
Sunday, October 30, 2:00PM

Comprised of flute, harp, and viola, this classical ensemble will make an encore appearance at the Bickford presenting an afternoon of popular classical music along with original compositions. Part of the A La Carte Series.

Ticket Prices:

$40 General Public
$38 Seniors
$35 Museum Members
$30 Groups (10 or more)
$20 Students (18 & under or a valid college ID)

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Carolyn Dorfman DanceCAROLYN DORFMAN DANCE
Sunday, November 6, 2:00PM

Carolyn Dorfman Dance connects life and contemporary dance, in bold, athletic and visually stunning works that move you to think, feel, laugh, cry and engage.

Immerse yourself in the “worlds” that Dorfman creates. From her newest full company work, Traces, with its shifting sets, ever-evolving video images, and score by Svjetlana Bukvich (Dorfman “has a great gift for using dance to explore the human condition.” Robert Johnson, NJ Arts), to Echad (One), her signature work featuring eight dancers and a 120lb, 8ft diameter aluminum wheel, Dorfman takes audiences on amazing journeys (hailed as “ingenious… a gracious, formal structure … a fascinating metaphor,” Star Ledger). The program also includes a perennial favorite, guest choreographer Doug Elkins’ eclectic and witty Narcoleptic Lovers.

Ticket Prices:

$35 General Public
$30 Seniors; Museum Members

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Simon & GarfunkleSIMON AND GARFUNKEL TRIBUTE
Saturday, November 12, 8:00PM

The critically acclaimed Guthrie Brothers play the Simon & Garfunkel songbook with guitar and effortlessly blended vocals to recreate that signature sound. Wine and beer available.

Ticket Prices:

$35 General Public
$33 Seniors
$30 Museum Members
$28 Groups (10 or more)

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Alexis ColeTHE MAGIC OF DISNEY LOVE SONGS
Sunday, November 13, 2:00PM

Leading jazz and pop vocalist Alexis Cole sings Disney favorites, including songs from Cinderella, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Snow White, Lady and the Tramp and Frozen.  An enchanting concert of Disney magic and love for the entire family.

Ticket Prices:

$40 General Public
$35 Seniors
$33 Museum Members
$30 Groups (10 or more)

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Image credit: Alfie Goodrich


Fireside Mystery TheatreFIRESIDE MYSTERY THEATRE
Sunday, December 4, 3:00PM

This twisted take on the old styled radio variety show takes your darkest fears and put them in your ears with their holiday mystery broadcast.

Ticket Prices:

$20 General Public
$10 Student

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Morris Choral SocietyHOLIDAY SPECTACULAR XIV
Saturday, December 10, 8:00PM
Sunday, December 11, 3:00PM

The popular Morris Choral Society returns for its annual concert of holiday favorites including the traditional sing-along.

Ticket Prices:

$25 General Public
$20 Museum Members; Seniors

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HANOVER WIND SYMPHONY
Sunday, February 26, 2:00PM

One of only a handful of outstanding adult wind bands in New Jersey, this symphonic group, made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, delights audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites.

Ticket Prices:

$25 General Public
$20 Museum Members; Seniors

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Thomas PandolfiBURT, BARRY AND BEYOND
Sunday, March 5, 2:00PM

Bickford favorite, Thomas Pandolfi, returns performing his salute to the music of Barry Manilow and Burt Bacharach. Part of the A La Carte Series.

Ticket Prices:

$40 General Public
$38 Seniors
$35 Museum Members
$30 Groups (10 or more)
$20 Students (18 & under or a valid college ID)

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New Jersey Symphony OrchestraVIVA ITALIA
Sunday, March 19, 2:00PM

Take a musical tour through sunny Italy with Puccini, Mascagni, and Rossini brought to life by a string quartet from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players. Part of the A La Carte Series.

Ticket Prices:

$40 General Public
$38 Seniors
$35 Museum Members
$30 Groups (10 or more)
$20 Students (18 & under or a valid college ID)

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John PizzarelliJOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET
Saturday, April 1, 8:00PM

Using performers like Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin to James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Lennon & McCartney as touchstones, John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing. Wine and beer available.

Ticket Prices:

$50 General Public
$45 Seniors
$42 Museum Members
$40 Groups (10 or more)

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Image credit: Timothy White


Steve SolomonCANNOLI, LATKES & GUILT
Thursday, May 11, 2:00PM
Thursday, May 11, 8:00PM

Steve Solomon, star of “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy,” returns with his newest comedy. This time, Mom and Dad are moving from Brooklyn to their new retirement home in South Florida. Between the chaos of the parents, the movers, the family…well…the therapy continues. Part of the A La Carte Series.

Ticket Prices:

$40 General Public
$38 Seniors
$35 Museum Members
$30 Groups (10 or more)
$20 Students (18 & under or a valid college ID)

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