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Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Watch First-Rate Performances in the Comfort of Your Home

First Night is the best bargain in town for New Year’s Eve and more. From the comfort of home, First Night audiences can enjoy virtually all of the delights of the annual New Years Eve celebration available to all online and on demand through Jan. 3.

Photos of performers for First Night Celebrate New Years Eve with First Night Morris CountyIncluded in this year’s reimagined First Night Morris County are outstanding performers online, plus one in-person performance, two virtual fireworks shows, and online offerings from the First Contact Film Festival and Yousic Play Montage’s short performances/interviews with four jazz greats.

A First Night ticket includes access to 90 minutes of films on Friday nights beginning Dec. 11, including short films: Chmurka-Fluffy, Dutch, Hide and Seek, Go!Go!, Intelligentia, Requiem, Simulation, The Last Day, Yorick and The Devil’s Dodecahedron, Hamlet/Horatio.

New Year’s Eve events begin at 5:40 with Yousic Play pre-program montage of short performances and interviews with outstanding jazz musicians Cory Henry (jazz organist), Jesús Molina (jazz pianist), Robert “Sput” Searight (drummer) and 10 time Grammy winner, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

First Night will feature new performances created for this year’s program: Champion Irish Fiddler Brian Conway with John Walsh on guitar, the mesmerizing magic of Jason Hudy, and the laugh-out-loud humor of comedian Joe Larson. Larson will perform live for FNMC2021 LIVE ticketholders, pandemic restrictions permitting.

Following the 9 p.m. virtual fireworks show, performances include award-winning Harpsichord Virtuoso Andrew Rosenblum, the world-renowned Frank Vignola Hot Jazz Trio with bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott; and a note-perfect multimedia performance by the British Invasion Years.

Interspersed throughout the evening are brief glimpses “behind the curtain,” concluding with a countdown to the virtual fireworks at midnight. Programs are on demand through Jan. 3. For more information and tickets, visit

Tickets are also available through Mayo Performing Arts Center at (973) 539-8008 or Box Office at 100 South Street, Morristown.

Pricing is discounted through Dec. 21:
First Pass (streaming, on demand through Jan. 3) $10 through Dec. 21; $15 afterwards
Souvenir Package: (streaming, on demand through Jan. 3, button and program) $20 through Dec. 21; $25 afterwards
FNMC2021 LIVE (streaming, on demand through Jan. 3, button, program and 1 live show) $30 through Dec. 21; $35 afterwards