Greater Morristown weekend preview: From the Bard to Border Collies

Mutts Gone Nuts
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Greater Morristown stages offer a potpourri of entertainment options this weekend, from the Bard to Border Collies.

Kenny G, Jackie Mason, musical comedy, daytime TV stars, folk music, singing monsters… lots to see here.

Scroll down for details. Check our handy calendar for even more activities–and add your own events, too!


THURSDAY, NOV. 2, 2017:

Kim Zimmer
Kim Zimmer

Have any leftover or unwanted Halloween candy?  The Rauchberg Dental Group in Parsippany is collecting it, to send to US servicemen and women around the world, as part of Operation Gratitude. Drop off candy during normal business hours today and Friday, and from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday. At 199 Baldwin Road, Suite 120, (973)-524-7084.

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents Stephen Sachs’ comedy/drama Bakersfield Mist, starring four-time Daytime Emmy winner Kim Sachs and directed by Eric Hafen, in previews at 2 pm. Adult language. Tickets: $20-$45. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, (973) 971-3706.

chessThe Morristown & Township Library continues its film series about chess at 6:45 pm with Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993/ Rated PG), starring Joe Mantegna and Ben Kingsley, directed by Steven Zaillian. Free. One Miller Road, Morristown.

The County College of Morris in Randolph presents a musical adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, at 7:30 pm in the Dragonetti Auditorium. Tickets: $10-$15. At 214 Center Grove Road.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Stand-up legend Jackie Mason comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$89. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a stage adaptation of the hit film Shakespeare in Lovedirected by Bonnie J. Monte, at 8 pm. Tickets begin at $69. At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-845-6723.

Jon Barker as William Shakespeare and ensemble, STNJ production of 'Shakespeare in Love.' Photo: Samantha Gordon.
Jon Barker as William Shakespeare and ensemble, STNJ production of ‘Shakespeare in Love.’ Photo: Samantha Gordon.

FRIDAY, NOV. 3:

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.

Terry Kitchen & Mara Levine headline at 7:30 pm at The Minstrel in Morris Township, with Celestial Harmonies as openers. Admission: $10, children 12 and under, free.  At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Mara Levine & Terry Kitchen
Mara Levine & Terry Kitchen

The County College of Morris in Randolph presents a musical adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, at 7:30 pm. Please see Thursday entry for more.

Kenny G brings his Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $59-$99. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Kenny G
Kenny G

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a stage adaptation of the hit film Shakespeare in Loveat 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents Stephen Sachs’ comedy/drama Bakersfield Mist, opening night, 8 pm. See Thursday entry for details.


SATURDAY, NOV. 4:

The Market Street Mission will distribute free winter coats to men, women, and children from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Morristown Green. If it rains, the event moves into the Mission at 9 Market St., (973) 538-6337.

Professional Howl-a-day photos...
Professional Howl-a-day photos…

The Morris Animal Inn hosts a holiday photo session for pets and their owners from 10 am to 3 pm. A portion of the $20 fee will benefit the nonprofit Jersey Cares. The Inn also is collecting gently used winter coats for that organization. At 120 Sand Spring Road, Morris Township. To reserve a photo sitting, call 973-539-0377. 

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a stage adaptation of the hit film Shakespeare in Love at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $69. See Thursday entry for details.

The County College of Morris in Randolph presents a musical adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Please see Thursday entry for more.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, a musical comedy, comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 3 pm and 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$89. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008. 

Gentlemens Guide musical

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents Stephen Sachs’ comedy/drama Bakersfield Mist, at 8 pm. See Thursday entry for details.


SUNDAY, NOV. 5:

The Morristown Farmers Market still has a few more weeks in its 26th season, every Sunday through Nov. 19, between 8:30 am and 2 pm. Outdoors in the parking lot between Morris and Spring Street, off Dumont Place. Presented by the Morristown Partnership. Call 973-455-1133 for more.

The Mutts Gone Nuts Canine Cabaret comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Ages 4 and up. Tickets: $12-$15. Meet the Mutts after the shows and pose for photos; minimum $5 donation benefits the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.  

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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a stage adaptation of the hit film Shakespeare in Loveat 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $69. See Thursday entry for details.

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents Stephen Sachs’ comedy/drama Bakersfield Mist, at 2 pm. See Thursday entry for details.

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