The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre 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 West Michigan community.

The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) is West Michigan’s premier professional theater company. The company is a unique blend of distinguished professionals and young theater artists from all over the United States, creating a synergy between younger and more mature artists. Those who are more experienced are infused with the enthusiasm of youth while they pass important artistic values on to the next generation.

HSRT is also distinguished by the wide variety of its plays, performed by one resident acting company. This wide repertoire is unified by the goal to explore and celebrate the joy and complexity of the human spirit.

HSRT numbers over 100 members annually taking up residence for the summer in Holland. The company produces six shows in rotation every summer at the DeWitt Student & Cultural Center theater— and occasionally the Knickerbocker Theatre and the Park Theatre.

  • The DeWitt Student & Cultural Center Theater has been a primary venue for HSRT through the years
  • 1974 production of "Midsummer Night's Dream"
  • 2015 production of "Smokey Joe's Cafe"
  • 2004 production of "Art"
  • 2007 production of "She Loves Me"
  • 1993 production of "The Importance of Being Earnest"
  • 2006 production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"

Upcoming

  1. HSRT: Working

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    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season with “Working,” the six-time Tony Award-nominated musical based on Studs Terkel’s 1974 book chronicling the lives of the average American worker, on Friday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

    HSRT: Working
    Date
    Cost
    $40 Adult Mezzanine, $35 Adult Orchestra, $32 Senior/Faculty/Staff Mezzanine, $28 Senior/Faculty/Staff Orchestra & Balcony
    Location
    Knickerbocker Theatre
    HSRT: Working 7:30 pm - Knickerbocker Theatre
  2. HSRT: Driving Miss Daisy

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    By Alfted Uhry

    HSRT: Driving Miss Daisy
    Date
    Cost
    $30 Adult Mezzanine, $26 Adult Orchestra, $27 Senior/Faculty/Staff Mezzanine, $22 Senior/Faculty/Staff Orchestra & Balcony
    Location
    DeWitt Student and Cultural Center
    HSRT: Driving Miss Daisy 7:30 pm - DeWitt Student and Cultural Center, Main Theatre
  3. HSRT: School House Rock Live!

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    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s Children’s Performance Troupe opens the pop classic “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” on Friday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre.

    HSRT: School House Rock Live!
    Date
    Cost
    $15 for adults and children
    Location
    Knickerbocker Theatre
    HSRT: School House Rock Live! 1:30 pm - Knickerbocker Theatre
  4. HSRT: Annie

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    Book by Thomas Meehan, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin

    HSRT: Annie
    Date
    Cost
    $40 Adult Mezzanine, $35 Adult Orchestra, $32 Senior/Faculty/Staff Mezzanine, $28 Senior/Faculty/Staff Orchestra & Balcony
    Location
    DeWitt Theatre
    HSRT: Annie 7:30 pm - DeWitt Theatre, Main Stage
  5. HSRT: Curious George: The Golden Meatball

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    Music by John Kavanaugh, book and lyrics by Jeremy Desmon
    Based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey 

    HSRT: Curious George: The Golden Meatball
    Date
    Cost
    $15 for adults and children
    Location
    DeWitt Student and Cultural Center
    HSRT: Curious George: The Golden Meatball 10:30 am - DeWitt Student and Cultural Center, Studio Theatre