A Talent Show Showcasing the Best Amateur talent From Morristown, Morris Plains and Morris Township

MORRISTOWN, NJ -– The Morris Educational Foundation announced that tickets will go on sale on February 1, 2017 at noon for its tenth annual talent show, Morristown ONSTAGE.  The talent show will showcase the best amateur talent from Morristown, Morris Plains and Morris Township.  The event will be held on March 1st, 2017 at 7 pm at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey.  Over sixty acts auditioned for the show.

Four distinguished arts and entertainment professionals will judge the competition. Again this year there will be a $1,000 cash prize for 1st place for contestants ages 19 and over, $1,000 cash prize for 1st place for contestants ages 18 and under, and a $500 award for the “Audience Choice” Winner which will be voted on that night at the show. The Morris Educational Foundation will also award for the Rossoff Rising Star Award for a contestant to further pursue their talent.

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The MEF is inviting the community to once again help determine the details of this year’s show through interactive polling.  Visit the Morris Educational Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to participate.  It will all culminate with the audience live vote at the show for the 2017 Audience Choice Winner.  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. 

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center is the event’s headline sponsor.

“The Morris Educational Foundation is very excited about our 10th anniversary production and this year’s Morristown ONSTAGE. We are proud to give our community’s local amateur talent an opportunity to perform in front of their hometown, and in a top notch facility such as the Mayo Performing Arts Center” said Molly Servais, MEF Board Member and Chair of the Morristown ONSTAGE Committee.  “We are anticipating selling out the theater once again this year!”

Typically a sold out theater, purchase your tickets beginning February 1st 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.   You can also be a sponsor or  purchase an advertisement in the event’s playbill to cheer on the contestants and to benefit the Morris Educational Foundation.  Download forms at www.morristownonstage.com .

 “The Morris Educational Foundation is an 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 for enrichment programs and other projects aimed at enhancing the quality of education and educational opportunities for students in the district, “added Kim Pistner, Chair of the Board of the Morris Educational Foundation.

Last year, the event raised over $90,000 for the Morris Educational Foundation.

The Morris Educational Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) that seeks to attract private resources to support a variety of educational programs and initiatives in support of the Morris School District. Through effective solicitation and distribution of funds, the Morris Educational Foundation helps enable the District to continue to be the model of visionary social and educational leadership it has been since its inception.  For more information, visit the website at www.morrisedfoundation.org