MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System will once agains serve as the Headline Sponsor of the 13th annual talent show, Morirstown Onstage, announced the Morris Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization enhancing excellence in education in the Morris School District.

“Our children are the health care leaders of tomorrow, and we are proud to partner with the Morris Educational Foundation to provide educational opportunities, including mentoring and shadowing for area high school students,” said Trish O’Keefe, Ph.D., RN, President, Morristown Medical Center. “Morristown Medical Center has been caring for the community for over 128 years and we have enjoyed a rich history of collaboration with the Morris School District schools.” 

The theme for this year’s event is 20/20 Seeing Is Believing, which celebrates vision, hope and achievement. As in previous years, the finalists will compete for one of two 1st place $1,000 cash prizes (one for contestants ages 19 and over and one for contestants ages 18 and under), a $500 award for the “Audience Choice” text-to-vote winner, and the $250 Rossoff Rising Star Award for talent training chosen by the Morristown ONSTAGE Steering Committee. 

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Five distinguished arts and entertainment professionals will judge the competition and the Master of Ceremonies and host of the show is Morristown resident, Tara Bernie, who was awarded an Emmy for her work as the Senior Correspondent on DailyMailTV. 

The 2019 event raised $175,000 and the Morris Educational Foundation is striving to surpass that record to continue to further the Foundation’s ability to distribute financial and other resources to and for the Morris School District for enrichment programs and other projects

“Morristown ONSTAGE would not be possible without the tremendous support of Morristown Medical Center and our enthusiastic sponsors throughout the community,” said Melanie Smith, Morristown ONSTAGE event chair and member of the Morris Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.  “We are thrilled to host this important fundraising event for the 13th year as it is the organization’s key revenue source allowing us to continue to distribute much needed funds throughout the Morris School District. We thank the generous support of all of our sponsors, benefactors and playbill advertisers and look forward to presenting an amazing show on February 26.” 

The last few tickets for Morristown ONSTAGE are available for purchase at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ; by calling (973) 539-8008 or online at www.mayoarts.org

Here;s a sneak peek of this year's show!