Lucky 13? Fifteen, actually: Here are the Morristown Onstage 2020 finalists

Bobbi Baitey, left, a junior at Morristown High, is a finalist in Morristown Onstage 2020. Here she sings with fellow members of the Mayo Performing Arts Company at Theatre of Light in Morristown, Dec. 7, 2019. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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More than 50 acts tried out. Fifteen made the cut.

Morristown Onstage 2019 LogoThe Morris Educational Foundation on Tuesday announced finalists for the 13th annual Morristown Onstage competition.

Top amateurs from Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains will compete for prize money and bragging rights on Feb. 26, 2020, in the 1,300-seat Mayo Performing Arts Center. Proceeds benefit the Morris School District.

And here they are. (Drum roll, please!)

18 & Under:

Bobbi Baitey, singer
Bobby Becht, singer
Dylan Sarah Klug, singer
Zion Pearson, singer
Shining Starz Dance Academy, dance
Maggie Waldron, singer
Cooper Weil, singer

19 & Over:

Laura Ana Blanche & Zachary Wheeler, duet
Louis Castano Quartet, jazz quartet
Neillea Dee, guitar/singer
David Gallagher & Ross Chu, musical performance
Jonathan Freschl, piano/singer
LUCA, guitar/duet
Olivia Restivo, singer
Jennifer Wydra, pianist

Ticket sale information will be announced in early January.

Break a leg, everyone!

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated the date of the show. The correct date is Feb. 26, 2019.

A preview of what’s to come: Morristown Onstage 2020 finalist Bobbi Baitey, a Morristown High School junior and member of the MPAC Performing Arts Company:

Bobby Becht and Danielle Becht after their dress rehearsal of Winnie the Pooh at the Summit Playhouse in 2013. Photo by Juliette San Fillipo
THEY’VE GOTTEN SO BIG! Bobby Becht, left, now a 2020 Morristown Onstage finalist, with sister Danielle Becht, a past finalist, after their dress rehearsal of Winnie the Pooh at the Summit Playhouse in 2013. Photo by Juliette San Fillipo
Zion Pearson, 10, of the Calvary Baptist Youth Choir, sings ‘Rise Up’ at audition for Morristown Onstage 2020. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Eric Ma, left, and Music Director David Gallagher at 'Legally Blonde, The Musical' at MHS, March 22, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Eric Ma, left, and Music Director David Gallagher at ‘Legally Blonde, The Musical’ at MHS, March 22, 2017. Gallagher is a 2020 Morristown Onstage finalist. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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