“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



Ticket Prices:

Museum Members: $35
Seniors: $40
Non-Members: $45
Students: $25 with ID

Group Rates for 10 or more: $38

Souvenir: a Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins
By Stephen Temperley
Directed by David Edwards
September 27 – 30, 2018


Experience the true story of this wealthy society eccentric who suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano. Her annual recitals at the Ritz Carlton Hotel brought her extraordinary fame, mobs of fans and packed recitals as news of her terrible singing spread. The climax of her career was a single concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944 which sold out in two hours. This memory play tells her poignant story through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosmé McMoon who comes to revise his attitude, not only towards her singing but to the very meaning of music itself. This show is produced by Surflight Theatre.

“A beguiling comic jewel with a heart.” —Variety.
“There aren’t many theatrical experiences as good as SOUVENIR.” —Boston Globe.
“…an unexpectedly gentle and affecting comedy.” —NY Times.

Cast and Creative team

April Woodall, Florence Foster Jenkins
Nicholas Kaminski, Cosmé McMoon, Musical Director
David Edwards (Director)



Bill Bishop Logo by Tim Musial.

Billy Bishop Goes to War
Book, Music & Lyrics by John Gray and Eric Peterson
Directed by Michael Musial
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. This show is produced by the Theatre Institute at Sage.

Cast and Creative team

  • David Girard, Billy Bishop
  • Michael Musial, Pianist
  • Michael Musial, Director
  • Set Design, Tim Bornt
  • Costume Design, Charlie Barnett and Lynne Roblin
  • Lighting Design, Kerri Coburn

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.


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National Theatre

National Theatre Live, is a broadcast filmed in front of a live audience in a theatre, with cameras carefully positioned to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’.  Launched in 2009 it has broadcast more than 40 productions utilizing satellites to broadcast to theatres throughout Europe and the US.  Over 5.5 million people have experienced these productions in over 2,000 venues.

Two of our season’s five productions will be broadcast LIVE at 2:00PM.

All seats are General Admission.


Museum Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson.

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2:00PM
Encore Performance 

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

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FOLLIES at the National Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson.

FOLLIES at the National Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:00PM
Encore Performance

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

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image: Benedict Cumberbatch (left), Jonny Lee Miller (right). Photograph by Claire Nicholson. Courtesy of: National Theatre Live.

Benedict Cumberbatch (left), Jonny Lee Miller (right). Photograph by Claire Nicholson. Courtesy of National Theatre Live.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Encore Performance

Captured live from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling production became an international sensation.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting).

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Reception featuring Halloween-themed fare, and a tour of the Museum’s haunted attic*

National Theatre Live production of Frankenstein (Encore)
Run time: 140 minutes

  • Reception, tour, and film:
    Museum Members: $35
    Non-Members: $40
  • Film only:
    Museum Members: $20
    Non-Members: $25

* The Morris Museum attic is not handicapped accessible.

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The Madness of George III
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 2:00PM (LIVE) and 7:00PM (Encore) 

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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2:00PM Live
7:00PM Encore


I’m Not Running
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 2:00PM(LIVE) and 7:00PM (Encore) 

An explosive new play by David Hare, who was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’.

Siân Brooke plays Pauline Gibson, who has spent her life as a doctor – the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labor Party politics, she’s faced with an agonizing decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

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2:00PM Live
7:00PM Encore


Julius Caesar at the Bridge. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Julius Caesar at the Bridge. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Julius Caesar
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:00PM
Encore Performance

Ben Whishaw (The Danish GirlSkyfallHamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job)plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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Rory Kinnear, Beatrice Scirocchi and Anna Maria Nabirye in Macbeth. Photo by Brinkhoff Mögenburg.

Rory Kinnear, Beatrice Scirocchi and Anna Maria Nabirye in Macbeth. Photo by Brinkhoff Mögenburg.

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2:00PM
Encore Performance

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rufus Norris

 Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny OperaLondon Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

 The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

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