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He Loves, She Loves Finds Home;
HSRT Production Debuts at Alpen Rose

Posted July 11, 2001

With the music learned and the chemistry crackling, HSRT's cabaret cast for He Loves, She Loves just needed a home. Now they have one.

Holland's downtown restaurant, Alpen Rose, is the new home for Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's popular cabaret. When plans for the original venue were delayed, the cabaret sought another setting for this unique production.

Located at 4 East 8th Street, on the corner of 8th St. and Central Ave., Alpen Rose has earned a reputation as one of Holland's finest dining establishments.

Special dinner deals are available show nights, and their fabulous desserts and appetizers will be available during the show.

Opening night is Monday, July 16th. Shows begin at 9 p.m., with seating starting at 8:30 p.m.

He Loves, She Loves celebrates all that is grand, and not so grand, about love. The music of classic composers like George Gershwin, Kander and Ebb, Burt Bacharach, and Stephen Sondheim is mixed with great contemporary writers, including New York composer Jason Richard Brown, to bring us the thrills of falling in and out of love.

This fun and thoughtful creation will remind you of your first love, and first heartache, while touching on all the angles of a loving relationship. Fred Tessler returns to create his fourth cabaret production for HSRT. He has plenty of talent to work with including HSRT newcomer Kevin Johnston, whose incredible voice is also bringing the Tin Man alive for HSRT. Acting interns Nicole Mangi, Kevin Thomas, and Nicole Tieri help bring this original show to life. Past HSRT audiences have seen Tieri grow up since she made her HSRT DEBUT sat age eight in The Music Man, and has also appeared in Annie and Cinderella. She is now a theatre major New York University's CAP21 Conservatory. Quincy Marr rounds out the cast as he is back for a second season with HSRT after appearing in four of last year's productions, including G.I. Jive and Joseph.

After opening night, He Loves, She Loves also plays on July 18, 24, 25, 26, 30, August 1 and 7. Please note the new dates added after the original opening date was delayed.

While at the box office be sure to reserve tickets for the other great HSRT productions, including L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, Lyle Kessler's Orphans, Neil Simon's Rumors, the popular Educating Rita, and a rock n' roll version of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. In addition, the Children's Performance Troupe is presenting The New Kid and a recent adaptation of The Ugly Duckling.

Tickets are available now for $20. The ticket office is located in the DeWitt Center, on the Hope College campus at the corner of 12th Street and Columbia Avenue. Prices range from $8-$24 for musicals, and $6 to $18 for plays. Season coupons are also available and offer several ways to save money for the whole season. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and one hour before all show times. Tickets may also be purchased by calling (616) 395-7890.

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