Summer programs 2018:
New Children’s Theatre at the Morris Museum:
The Magic of Sharks, Bubble Trouble, Harlem Wizards, Lasermania, and Beauty and the Beast plus more family programming
(Morristown, NJ, June 15, 2018) – Five new Children’s Theatre shows will appear at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey – The Magic of Sharks, Bubble Trouble, Harlem Wizards, Lasermania, and Beauty and the Beast.
Three of the shows at the 11:00AM performance will be sensory friendly (Magic of Sharks, Bubble Trouble, and Beauty and the Beast). Bubble Trouble will have Early Access for Families with Disabilities, beginning at 9:30AM.
Tickets for these shows can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973.971.3706. More details are available at www.morrismuseum.org/childrens-theater
The Magic of Sharks
Tuesday, July 10, 11:00AM * and 1:30PM. Magician Steve Woyce makes the magic happen with amazing shark facts in his high-energy show where he blends comedy, magic, storytelling, with a boat-load of audience participation.
Wednesday, July 11, 11:00AM and 1:30PM
Early Access for Families with Disabilities at 9:30AM +
Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles, sculpts, and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more…he even puts a child in a bubble. This show will engage and delight audiences of all ages.
+ Families attending Early Access can enjoy the Morris Museum and a hands-on bubble activity before the show. When making reservations, mention “Accessibility” and receive a special combination price of $13.00 per person for Museum Admission, a bubble activity, and relaxed performance in the Bickford Theatre.
Wednesday, July 18, 11:00AM and 1:30PM
The basketball antics of this crazy team returns. Get ready for ooh’s, aah’s and serious laughter inspired by world class basketball tricks, fan participation, and of course, basketball wizardry.
Wednesday, August 1, 11:00AM and 1:30PM
A perfect, rockin’ family event. A Bickford favorite returns with pure laser fun set to contemporary, pop/rock music that is guaranteed to bring the house down.
Beauty and the Beast
Thursday, August 2, 11:00AM* and 1:30PM
Based on the original story by Madame Leprince De Beaumont, this production has all the magic and mystery that we have come to expect from this charming tale plus some new characters that add to the fun on stage.
To find the true love and heart of the Beast, the Beauty must see through his outward appearance. This story is presented by the Paper Moon Puppet Theatre of New Jersey.
*Sensory-Friendly performances are theater experiences in which the environment and typical “rules of attendance” have been relaxed to accommodate individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and the families and professionals who support them. These performances are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Morris Museum Access-ABILITY project.
Logo courtesy of Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Other Family Programming at the Morris Museum this Summer
In addition to theatre, there are other learning experiences for families this summer at the Morris Museum from science to music to art and more!
- Studio Art Classes for children and teens
- Music Fridays: July 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10 from 1:00PM – 2:30PM
- Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Sale: Saturday, August 18, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Get more details at morrismuseum.org/special-programs-families
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.
Tickets may be purchased online at morrismuseum.org, by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre is 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, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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 and 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.