Live Theatre Returns to HT!

Live Theatre Returns to HT!

Live Theatre will be returning to Hopewell Theater next month, starting with two stage performances on February 2! Bring the whole family to Bright Star Children’s Theatre’s “Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk” at 12:00 pm. Then, Playmate Playwrights presents “Love is Strange”, six original one-act live play readings, at 8:00 pm! More information and tickets can be found below.

One of the largest professional touring theatre companies in the country, Bright Star Children’s Theatre brings literature to life in a fun and interactive way. The classic stories of Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk are told in this high-energy, hysterical production. From the characters formerly known as Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother to a growing beanstalk and hungry giant lumbering above the set, this production is always a favorite of young people and families alike. Saturday, February 2, at noon. Click here to learn more about Bright Star Children’s Theatre and for tickets.

“Love is Strange”, presented by Playmates Playwrights, is a conglomeration of six original one-act live play readings directed by veteran actor and instructor, Joey Perillo. Playwrights Jonathan Chiccino, Joanne Eisenberg, Meghan Malloy, Jennifer Nelson, and Susan Sandor had the option of taking the theme in any direction they chose, making for a diverse body of work. Saturday, February 2, at 8:00 pm. Click here to read each play’s synopsis and get tickets!

Even more upcoming live stage performances at Hopewell Theater can be found below (tickets are not yet available for the following dates, please join our email list to be notified once they are on sale!):

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and my Mother with Jamie Brickhouse

Called “a natural raconteur” by the Washington Post, Brickhouse performs his award-winning, critically-acclaimed solo show based on his memoir.


Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Italian Bred: One Woman Show with Candice Guardino + Supper Club

In this  fresh and hilariously heartwarming theatrical comedy about growing up in Staten Island, Candice derives stories from real childhood experiences. She recounts her upbringing by impersonating her family’s unique personalities, especially that of her outspoken Grandma Frannie’s unfiltered words & wisdom.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Bread and Puppet Theater’s Diagonal Man: Theory & Praxis

The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. It is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country.