Tickets are on sale for the 48th season of Hope Summer Repertory Theatre at Hope College, which will open on Friday, June 7, and feature seven productions for audiences of all ages.
The lineup will include a Tony Award-winner; a story based upon an Academy Award-winning motion picture; a moving, one-woman show that captures the life of the resilient Sojourner Truth; and the world premiere of the musically adapted “Cinderella.”
The musical murder mystery “Murder for Two” will begin the season on Friday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeWitt Center main theatre. Openings will follow for the main-stage productions of “West Side Story” (June 21), “truth: The Testimonial of Sojourner Truth” (June 28), “The Old Man and The Old Moon” (July 6) and “Shakespeare in Love” (July 19). The Theatre for Young Audiences show, “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We are In A Play’” will open on June 12, and the Emerging Artist Initiative production of “Cinderella - A World Premiere Adaptation” will open on July 12. Actors, directors and designers from across the country will collaborate to bring these productions to life.
Single tickets and season-ticket packages are available.
Individual tickets for “West Side Story,” “Murder for Two” and “Old Man and the Old Moon” range from $28 to $35 for balcony/orchestra seating, and from $32 to $40 for mezzanine seating. Tickets for children under the age of 18 are $15.
Individual tickets for “Shakespeare in Love” range from $22 to $26 for balcony/orchestra seating, and from $27 to $30 for mezzanine seating. Tickets for children under the age of 18 are $15.
Individual tickets for “truth: The Testimonial of Sojourner Truth” are $30 for regular admission, $27 for senior citizens and $15 for children under the age of 18, with general seating for all ages.
Individual tickets for “Elephant and Piggie” are $15 for general seating for all ages, and for “Cinderella - A World Premiere Adaptation” are $10 for general seating for all ages.
A season-ticket package saves patrons up to 50 percent off individual ticket prices and guarantees a terrific seat for each performance. A variety of options are available.
The Best Buy Package offers seating for “West Side Story,” “truth: The Testimonial of Sojourner Truth,” “The Old Man and The Old Moon” and “Shakespeare in Love” for only $98 for regular admission, $89 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff, and $50 for students. The Best Buy Super-Saver Package, which limits seating to the orchestra and balcony, includes admission to the four productions for $85 for both regular admission and senior citizens.
The Bonus-Season package includes each of the four productions as well as “Murder for Two,” and costs $135 for regular admission, and $125 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff. The Super-Saver version of the Bonus Season package, which limits seating to the orchestra and balcony, is $115 for regular admission and senior citizens.
The Children’s Season Package for children 12 and under is $30, and includes one ticket to “Elephant and Piggie,” one ticket to “Cinderella” and one ticket to a main-stage production. The same package for adults is $55.
The Children’s Theatre – Adult Bonus Package is $95, and includes two tickets for a main-stage production, one ticket for “Elephant and Piggie” and one ticket for “Cinderella.”
Individual tickets and packages are on sale now, and may be purchased through the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at 616-395-7890. Tickets can also be purchased online.
Established at Hope College in 1972, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is West Michigan’s premiere professional theatre company. HSRT produces plays and educational programs of the highest professional standards that address the needs of, and enhance the quality of life for, Hope College and the community. The productions are presented across the summer months in venues including the college’s DeWitt Center main theatre, DeWitt Center studio theatre and Howard Recital Hall in the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. The company numbers more than 100 annually and features a unique blend of distinguished professionals and young theatre artists from across the country.