Greater Morristown weekend preview: ‘Legally Blonde, The Musical’ rocks into town

Rio Clemente and Grover Kemble lead an all-star benefit show for The Seeing Eye.
Rio Clemente and Grover Kemble lead an all-star benefit show for The Seeing Eye.
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Compiled by Kevin Coughlin

Lots of fun concerts are vying for your attention in Greater Morristown this weekend. Fortunately, you’ve got four chances to catch Legally Blonde, The Musical, at Morristown High School.

And then there’s Old Timey music made new, a Beatles tribute that never grows old, Grover and Rio on the same stage, three ladies serving classics with sex appeal, a symphony, jazzy worship, and music with Heart.  Well, half a Heart.

You can learn about Cretans, and one of the world’s great religions.

Or just shop till you drop at one of the area’s most colossal rummage sales.

Scroll down for details. Check ou  new calendar for even more activities–and add your events, too!


THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017:

Legally Blonde posterLegally Blonde, The Musical, explodes onto the Morristown High School stage at 7 pm. A portion of proceeds from this evening’s show will benefit cancer research, to honor 8th grader Hedda Sivertsson, who is battling the disease. Additional shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $8-$15. At 50 Early St.

Video: ‘Legally Blonde’ preview at Morristown Onstage

Ancient ruins. Amazing food. Amazing adventure. It’s Crete: An Amazing Place, brought to you by reference librarian and world traveler Stephen Brunskill at 7 pm, at the Morristown & Township Library. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Greek Island of Crete.
The Greek Island of Crete.

Rain, A Tribute to The Beatles, comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $39-$79. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Rain, a Tribute to The Beatles
Rain, a Tribute to The Beatles

FRIDAY, MARCH 24:

Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes returns to the Morristown & Township Library at 9:30 am. Free. Bring a yoga mat. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Legally Blonde, The Musical, lights up Morristown High School at 7 pm. See Thursday entry for details.

vast southern empireThe North Jersey Civil War Round Table will present its 2017 book award to Princeton University Professor Matthew Karp, author of This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy.  At 7:14 pm, in the Haggerty Education Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Township. Admission: $5. Members and students, free.

The Minstrel in Morris Township presents a special concert: Kaia Kater, a 23-year-old African Canadian banjo player who makes Old Time music new. At 7:30 pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. At 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Kaia Kater
Kaia Kater

The Grammy®-nominated Eroica Trio comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $19-$49. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

The Eroica Trio
The Eroica Trio

SATURDAY, MARCH 25:

The annual Rummage Sale of the Morristown United Methodist Church is a great place to find treasures large and small: Household items, clothing, toys, sporting gear, electronics, furniture–at great prices, from 9 am to 2 pm. Proceeds benefit the church Youth Mission Project. At 50 South Park Place. Call 973-538-2132 for more.

The rummage sale at the Morristown United Methodist Church has a something for everyone. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The rummage sale at the Morristown United Methodist Church has a something for everyone. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Legally Blonde, The Musical, continues its run at Morristown High School at 7 pm. See Thursday entry for details.

Two of New Jersey’s greatest showmen–guitarist Grover Kemble and pianist Rio Clemente–share a stage at 7:30 pm for the third annual Festival of Music, to benefit The Seeing Eye Inc. They join a roster of jazz all-stars. Tickets: $50.  In the Concert Hall at Drew University, 36, Madison Ave., Madison.

Rio Clemente and Grover Kemble lead an all-star benefit show for The Seeing Eye.
Rio Clemente and Grover Kemble lead an all-star benefit show for The Seeing Eye.

Ann Wilson of Heart comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$99. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Ann Wilson of Heart
Ann Wilson of Heart

SUNDAY, MARCH 26:

The Morris County Winter Farmers Market returns at 10 a.m.to Morristown’s Alexander Hamilton School, where it will be every Sunday through April 9, 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm.  It’s presented by the Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network, at 24 Mills St.

IslamSymbolRutgers University lecturer Ali Chaudry, co-founder of the NJ Interfaith Coalition, continues his series Understanding Islam at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, at 8:30 am. At the Parish House, 65 South St.

 

 

The New Jersey VegFest hosts a vegan pop-up shop at Morristown’s Laundromat Bar  from noon until 6 pm. Ages 21 and over. Admission: $5. On DeHart Street.

Fogwood & Fig veggie burger
New burger from Fogwood & Fig for Sunday! Frida’s Blue House Burger with mole sauce, creamy smoky Mexican street corn with pickled jalapeño, avocado, pickled onions, green leaf with smoky black bean patty.

Learn about electric cars, and the environmental benefits of anti-idling, from Sustainable Morristown, at 2 pm at the Morristown & Township Library. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Don Davidson of Chatham with his 1917 Detroit Electric car, at National Drive Electric Week expo in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin, sept 19, 2015
Don Davidson of Chatham with his 1917 Detroit Electric car, at National Drive Electric Week expo in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin, sept 19, 2015

Last chance to catch Legally Blonde, The Musical! The show concludes its run at Morristown High School at 2 pm. See Thursday entry for details.

The New Jersey Symphony performs Beethoven’s Seventh at 3 pm, at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center. Pianist Lukáš Vondráček plays Shostakovich’s concerto. Tickets: $20-$90. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Pianist Lukáš Vondráček
Pianist Lukáš Vondráček

Jazz Vespers return to the Presbyterian Church in Morristown at 5 pm. Sax player Anton Denner joins the Steve Hess Trio. At 57 East Park Place.

Anton Denner
Anton Denner

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