New Jersey Stage

Monday, November 11, 2013


(Morristown, NJ) New York City's hot next-generation dance company, Ballets with a Twist, presents a dance experience that will have you asking for a second round. The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that Cocktail Hour Ballets with a Twist will be held in the Bickford Theatre on Saturday, November 23 at 8:00pm and Sunday, November 24 at 3:00pm.

Cocktail Hour is a sassy suite of dances conceived and choreographed by celebrated dance-maker Marilyn Klaus. The show serves up classical ballet with an irreverent pop sensibility, launching the Martini, Gimlet, Manhattan, and more off the menu and onto the stage. Original scores by Grammy-nominated composer Stephen Gaboury and exquisite costume design by Catherine Zehr complete the picture.

Selected by the Star Ledger as one of the "seven best things to do in New Jersey over the weekend," critics and audience members agree: Cocktail Hour is an artistically seductive must-see! The Huffington Post raves that Klaus is "blasting the boundaries between high art and entertainment," and that her style is a distinctive mix of "Hollywood glitz and New York polish," while The New York Times praises her as "witty and fantastic." You've never seen cocktails like these!

Ticket Information
Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for the general public. To purchase tickets, please call 973.971.3706.

About Ballets with a Twist
Choreographer Marilyn Klaus formed Ballets with a Twist in 1996. In its inaugural year, the company appeared at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Clark Studio Theater, the Church of the Holy Trinity, and other venues. Premieres included Seven-Minute Musical, in which an aging beauty reports from the frontlines of memory, and a short musical film, Temple of Swing, in which a glamorous "she" and her charismatic mentor meet in a world of fast cars, packed nightclubs, and mysterious fortune tellers. November, 2009 saw the premiere of Cocktail Hour, Klaus' signature evening-length collection of ballet vignettes, at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. For more information, visit

About the Morris Museum
Celebrating 100 years, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high caliber exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities. The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. 

Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts' Citation of Excellence, among other awards. The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in 2013 by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members and is free to the public every second and third Thursday of the month between 4:00 and 8:00pm. For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit .