Reasons to watch:
- This weekend HT brings two selectively eclectic live shows to the stage!
- Michael Menes performance pays homage to the travelogue, and will include juggling, miming, comedy, travelogue videos, and more.
- Danielia Cotton returns home with a sixth album soon to be released – and with a VIP Meet and Greet before the show!
Michael Menes comes to Hopewell Theater on Friday, September 6th, and with him a sure-to-be spectacular variety act performance families will love.
Discover Jersey Arts’ Culture Vulture blog recently interviewed Menes about his life and this show. Menes was inspired to learn juggling as a teen, back in the days before YouTube tutorials or circus art centers had started popping up. He juggled to rock music and realized, “This should be an art form. There is something here.”
But he didn’t stop there. He combined his love of juggling and performance with his love of world travel, beginning a lengthy and successful career in the cruise industry. His remarkable number of short travelogue films tell stories on the stage with him. Menes says “I want my shows to be entertaining and accessible, but I also want them to be unique. People have so much commercialism thrown at them, I want to give them something different to see.”
This isn’t the only exciting show this weekend, though. On Saturday, September 7th, Danielia Cotton returns to her hometown of Hopewell to perform at HT.
She started singing at 12 with an a capella gospel group her mother and six aunts started, went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London during college, and even did a little acting afterwards. In New Jersey Monthly’s September 2019 issue, Cotton talks about the way her experience as a multiracial child – she’s African-American, white, Native American, Puerto Rican, Spanish and Mexican Indian – and exposure to different musical genres influenced her. Cotton was drawn to rock ‘n’ roll because “it sounded the way I felt.”
Now, with a sixth album about to release, she’s coming home, and offering a special Meet and Greet photo op and soundcheck access to those who purchase VIP tickets!
Buy tickets to both shows here.
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