Check Out Hope Summer Repertory Theatre
This summer Hope has four great shows on rotation, as well as two shows that are geared toward younger audiences.
The shows this summer are:
*Descriptions of shows are taken from HSRT’s website*
A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
“As a longshoreman, Eddie Carbone is confident of his place in the working-class neighborhood he calls home. His life suddenly changes when he agrees to harbor his immigrant cousins, Marco and Rudolpho. A passionate drama by one of America’s greatest playwrights, “A View from the Bridge” is full of suspense, jealousy, betrayal and love.”
Annie-The Musical: Book by Thomas Meehan, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin
“Following the story of the fiery, red-headed orphan, “Annie – The Musical” is a classic tale of a young orphan stuck in a miserable orphanage under the care of the greedy Miss Hannigan. Her hard-knock life takes a turn for the better when she is chosen to live with the wealthy Oliver Warbucks. With the help of Mr. Warbucks, she discovers the meaning of family, love and friendship.”
Driving Miss Daisy By Alfred Uhry
“This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells the story of Daisy Werthan, an elderly, southern, Jewish woman who is committed to maintaining her independence. Upon crashing her car, however, her son Boolie arranges for her to have a chauffeur: an African-American man named Hoke Colburn. Although they are initially wary of each other, Hoke puts up with the somewhat crotchety Miss Daisy with dignity, and ultimately, they form a friendly bond.”
Working From the book by Studs Terkel
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg
Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor
“Nominated for six Tony Awards, “Working” explores the life of 26 Americans from all walks of life. This ’70s classic has been updated from the original featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead. Whether it be the schoolteacher, the mason, the phone operator or the housewife, each character paints a portrait of the men and women that we so often take for granted.
The shows for younger audiences:
Curious George: The Golden Meatball. Music by John Kavanaugh, book and lyrics by Jeremy Desmon
Based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey
“The Man With the Yellow Hat and his monkey are back again. Curious George is a lovable monkey who is always on an adventure, and this time you get to come along! Join Curious George on his quest to win the Golden Meatball Contest. Sure to make you laugh, sing and dance, “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” is a treat for the whole family.”
School House Rock Live! From the Series Created by George Newall and Tom Yohe
Based on an idea by David McCall
Book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating and Kyle Hall
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe
“These classic Saturday morning cartoons come to life in a way that will have you eager to grab your backpack and head back to school. “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” is sure to light up the stage with familiar tunes like “Just A Bill” and “Conjunction Junction.” Both educational and fun, “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” will leave those of any age with a smile.”
Check out the schedule below, or click here to visit their website for more info!