Concerts and Special Performances

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Subscribers to the Bickford Theatre Main Stage Series receive “member pricing” for all concerts when available.

Concert Series


Carolyn Dorfman Dance
Thursday, November 16, 7:30PM

Carolyn Dorfman Dance returns to the Bickford Theatre, celebrating its 35th season of providing bold, athletic and dramatic works. Come experience powerful contemporary dance that moves you to think, feel, laugh, and engage.

Carolyn Dorfman Dance welcomes back the incomparable storyteller, narrator, and librettist Charlotte Blake Alston who will perform live during Dance/Stories, featuring a selection of folk tales and authentic stories from around the world. Interweaving thought-provoking choreography with the power of the spoken word. Also on the evening’s program are Dorfman’s deft and agile Sextet, and former lead dancer Ae-Soon Kim’s, sinuous and rhythmic Unfolding.

Don’t miss the Company’s multi-ethnic and stunning dancers who tap their unique talents to present high-energy and technically demanding dance that unleashes the powerful storytelling and imagery of its visionary creator and guest choreographers.

Members: $30
Non-members Advance: $30
Non-members At the Door: $35
Students: $15 (with valid student ID)


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Evolving Jazz with “Perfessor” Bill
Sunday, November 26, 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Join “Perfessor” Bill at the Bickford Theatre for a glimpse into the evolution of American music, from the early 1900s, particularly ragtime, popular song and early blues, to the music known as “jazz.” Bill Edwards, music historian and performer will describe the growth of jazz in popular media, and its infusion into the public eye and ear! This will be accompanied by exciting visuals such as newspaper accounts, sheet music covers and some short film clips. Following an intermission, “Perfessor” Bill will perform a short concert of rag, stride and jazz.

Members: $17
Non-members Advance: $18

Evolving Jazz with “Perfessor” Bill (3:00PM, Members)

Evolving Jazz with “Perfessor” Bill (3:00PM, Non-Members Advance)

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John Sebastian
Thursday, November 30, 7:30PM

Only New Jersey Appearance this fall!

Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. From The Lovin’ Spoonful to Woodstock to “Welcome Back Kotter,”  this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, guitarist and principal songwriter was responsible for six #1 hits, including “Summer in the City,” “Welcome Back” and many more.  You still hear his music everywhere and now it comes to you in the intimate space of the Bickford!

Members: $45
Non-members Advance: $45
Non-members At the Door: $50

Reserved seating for this concert.

Cash Bar with Beer and Wine.


Photo by Catherine Sebastian.

Holiday Spectacular XV- Resounding Joy
Morris Choral Society
Saturday, December 9, 2017 8:00PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:00PM

This annual holiday concert and sing-a long returns, featuring Christmas works by master composers throughout the ages (Saint-Saens, Bruckner, and Gjeilo), including sections from Rutter’s triumphant Magnificat.

Special guest performers this season include Express Male, men’s chamber ensemble, and members of the Morris Knolls High School Choral program. The concert always ends in a sing-along to be sure to bring “resounding joy” to all!

Members: $20
Seniors: $20
Non-Members: $25
Students: $15 (with valid ID)

Reserved Seating


Marcia Ball
Saturday, February 10, 8:00PM 

Texas born Marcia Ball is known for a rollicking piano and a musical gumbo that blends Texas Roadhouse with blues, boogie-woogie and a hefty dash of fun.

Members: $35
Non-members Advance: $35
Non-members At the Door: $40



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The Magic of Lyn
Sunday, February 25, 3:00PM 

Lyn’s spectacular, eye-defying illusions have been astounding audiences for over two decades.  In 2013 she was the first female illusionist in history to receive the prestigious Milbourne Christopher Award – the Academy Award of magic – from the Society of American Magicians (past recipients have included David Copperfield, Penn and Teller and Siegfried and Roy), and the Merlin Award for Female Illusionist of the Year from the International Magician’s Society.

Members: $25
Non-members Advance: $25
Non-members At the Door: $30
Students: $15 (with valid student ID)


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Brass at the Bickford
Hanover Wind Symphony
Sunday March 11, 2:00PM

An encore performance by this fabulous unique group of musicians that will delight audiences of all ages. Under the direction of Matthew J. Paterno, this symphonic band, made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, embraces as its mission to bring “Music to People and People to Music.”

Members: $20
Seniors: $20
Non-Members: $25
Students: $10 (with valid student ID)

Tickets will be on sale soon.


Tickets for each concert in this series:

  • Members: $35
  • Seniors: $38
  • Non-Members: $40
  • Students: $20 ( with valid student ID)

From Bach to Rock 2.0
Sunday, October 8, 2:00PM 

This prize-winning husband and wife piano duo, Nadia and Vladimir Zaitsev, astound and delight audiences around the world with their breathtaking virtuosity, quick-witted humor, and an incredible repertoire ranging from Bach to Rock ‘N Roll.

Moscow born Nadia and Kiev born Vladimir have gathered many top prizes at both national and international piano competitions including Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation, Music Clubs of America, Frinna Awerbuch International, New York Chopin Competition, Liederkranz Foundation, Feruccio Busony Society Award, and Artists International Distinguished Artist Award. They have performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and 92nd Street Y Kaufman Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Theater, Villa Ghirlanda Silva in Milan and other prestigious international concert venues.

Reserved seating for this concert.


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Trio da Paz
Thursday, March 1, 7:30PM

Featuring three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. Formed in 1990 by Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca, the Trio redefines Brazilian Jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms. All three are seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music.


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Garden State Philharmonic Chamber: Broadway Bound
Sunday, March 4, 2:00PM

The Garden State Philharmonic Symphony Society, Inc. (GSP) is dedicated to giving concerts of cultural and educational value in and for NJ communities and to fostering such related activities that will encourage interest in and appreciation of music.  Their fabulous string quartet will appear this time with a special program saluting Broadway featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein 100 as part of a two-year global celebration of the life and career of the 20th century cultural giant.  The concert will include work from his most famous musical, West Side Story, and others, as well as songs from a host of other legendary composers.



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Christopher Johnson: Portrait of American Music
Sunday, May 6, 3:00PM

Winning high critical acclaim, Christopher Johnson has given 18 annual solo recitals at the Bar Harbor Music Festival in Maine and has made his 10th appearance at the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum. He performed the Horowitz/Sousa “Stars and Stripes Forever” in Washington D.C. (Lincoln Memorial) at the 2001 Presidential All-Star Gala for President George W. Bush, and in 2008, Alfred Music Publishing internationally released his book, “Popular Performer: Broadway,” which comprises piano arrangements of Broadway shows.  This concert will highlight many of his favorite compositions.



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