MORRISTOWN, NJ - Only one week remains before Morristown's ONSTAGE comes to town. The Talent show which showcases the best amateur talent from Morristown, Morris Plains and Morris Township will take place at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on February 24 at 7pm. Click HERE to see the performers.

In 2015,  the event raised over $76,000 for the Morris Educational Foundation. For this years performance, The Morris Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, will be the headline sponsor of its ninth annual talent show---Morristown ONSTAGE. 

"Morristown Medical Center has been a long-time sponsor of Morristown ONSTAGE, and we are pleased to again sponsor an event that centers around the enormous talent in our community,”  said Trish O’Keefe, Ph.D., RN, interim President, Morristown Medical Center. “As we build our Trusted Network of Caring, Atlantic Health System’s vision is to empower our communites to be the healthiest in the nation, and we look forward to seeing that on display in a few weeks as we watch our friends and neighbors sing, dance, and perform.”

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“The collaboration between Morristown Medical Center, the Morris Educational Foundation and the Morris School District is innovative and growing. We are looking forward to making an exciting announcement regarding the partnership at this year’s show,” said Debbie Sontupe, Executive Director of the Morris Educational Foundation.

“The Morris Educational Foundation is a integral part of the Morris School District and this fund raising event will further the Foundation’s ability to distribute financial and other resources to and for the Morris School District.  We couldn’t do what we do without the generosity of our headline sponsor, Morristown Medical Center, and our other community sponsors. We are grateful for their support,” added Kim Pistner, Chair of the Board of the Morris Educational Foundation.

There is a $1,000 cash prize for 1st place in the 19 and over age category, another $1,000 cash prize for 1st place in the 18 and under category, and a $500.00 Audience Choice winner which be selected that night via text voting in the theater.   Four distinguished judges from the arts profession will judge the competition.   This year’s Master of Ceremonies and host of the show will be Morristown-resident Tara Bernie, Emmy-nominated senior producer for NBC’s Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood LIVE. 

Mill Creek Residential and Beyer Automotive Group are serving as the event’s Show Sponsors. Provident Bank will continue this year as the Prize Sponsor.  Morristown Animal Hospital will sponsor the Red Carpet Video and Mark Livingston of Merrill Lynch will sponsor the Audience Choice Award.   Wiley, Malehorn, Sirota and Raynes; Nusbaum, Stein, Goldstein, Bronstein and Kron;  Randolph Dental Care;  Mark Gleckner, DMD; Lindamood Bell; and Trinity Financial Strategies have all joined as Partner Sponsors.  

First Energy Foundation; Keller Williams Crawford Home Selling Team; Commit to Change;  David Singer, DDS; Porzio, Bromberg and Newman; Toyota of Morristown; Mayo Performing Arts Center; Riker Danzig; and several anonymous donors have all committed as Talent Sponsors.

Tickets are on sale now for the event at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ; by calling 973-539-8008 or online at www.mayoarts.org.