Theatre

“Whether it’s music, theater or film, the Bickford Theatre has consistently impressed me with the quality of its presentations. I’m very much looking forward to seeing how this venue continues to grow in the years to come.”

Jay Lustig, NJ Arts


Box Office: 973.971.3706

Tickets will be on-sale in mid-July.

Ticket Prices:

Museum Members: $30
Seniors: $35
Non-Members: $40
Students: $20 with ID
Group Rates Available.


Souvenir, a Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins
By Stephen Temperley
September 27 – 30, 2018

Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of The Ritz- Carlton hotel (where she resided) brought her extraordinary fame. As news of her terrible singing spread, so did her celebrity. Her growing mob of fans packed her concerts, stuffing handkerchiefs in their mouths to stifle their laughter—which Mrs. Jenkins blissfully mistook for cheers. The climax of her career was a single concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944.

Performances: 

Thursday September 27, 7:30PM
Friday, September 28, 8:00PM
Sunday, September 30, 2:00PM


Billy Bishop Goes to War
Book, Music & Lyrics by John MacLachlan Gray and Eric Peterson

November 9 – 18, 2018

One of Canada’s most successful and enduring musical plays.  This memory play is the celebrated story of Billy Bishop, the World War I flying ace, credited with 72 victories and billed as the top pilot in the British Empire. Billy  now appears in his later years, reflecting on his wartime exploits, and on the business of war and hero making.

 Performances:

Friday, November 9, 8:00PM Friday, November 16, 8:00PM
Saturday, November 10, 8:00PM Saturday, November 17 at 2:00PM
Sunday, November 11, 2:00PM Sunday, November 18, 2:00PM

Photo courtesy of Playhouse Productions.

My Son, the Waiter,  A Jewish Tragedy
Written by and starring Brad Zimmerman

May 2 – May 5, 2019

Brad Zimmerman combines years of training as an actor with years on the standup comedy circuit, to create this hybrid play that weaves a bittersweet tale of one man’s lengthy, and we do mean lengthy, struggle in New York. His send-ups on his family, his career, his childhood and his misbegotten love life are as warm and poignant as they are hysterical.

Performances:

Thursday, May 2, 2:00PM
Thursday, May 2, 7:30PM (Museum Members only)
Friday, May 3, 8:00PM
Saturday, May 4, 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sunday, May 5, 2:00PM