Winter at HT Continues with Comedy, Performance, and an Oscar Party!

Winter at HT Continues with Comedy, Performance, and an Oscar Party!

  • Hopewell Theater has four exciting special programs this winter, including two comedy acts, a live performance, and an Oscar awards party!
  • Jackie Byrne and Joe Fernandes bring you Comedy Date Night in January and John Fugelsang pals along with some Progressively Funny friends in February. After last February’s popular performance, Playmate Playwrights present Love Conquers, six staged one-act play readings in February.
  • Finally, experience the Oscars with our Silver Screen Awards Party, complete with live music, costume contests, games, and more.


Friday, January 24 at 8pm

Jackie Byrne is a stand-up comic, actor and host who is known for being super fun, sassy and quick witted! She’s “the girl next door” with an expressive face and a Jersey attitude. Jackie brings her bubbly and spontaneous energy to audiences all over the country. Also hailing from NJ is comic, podcaster, and actor Joe Fernandes. When he is not escaping reality by hanging with his Welsh corgi on hiking trails, he can be found in comedy clubs making fun of his unrelenting confusion with life. Joe’s open book approach to comedy has an honest point of view that any audience can relate to.


Saturday, February 8 at 8pm

An evening of six staged one-act play readings by Playmate Playwrights. The theme of the series titled, LOVE CONQUERS, was written by five playwrights, Jonathan Chiccino, Joanne Eisenberg, Meghan Malloy, Jennifer Nelson and Susan Sandor. There are enough shenanigans, belly laughs and a few sentimental journeys to savor. So, if you believe the play’s the thing, grab your Valentine for this love fest.


Sunday, February 9 at 6pm

Mingle with other film-lovers and celebrate the best films of 2019 at HT’s Oscars party! Dress up in your finest glam attire or movie costumes, enter to win prizes in our games and contests, and see the awards show on the big screen with friends. The event’s host and emcee is Erica Rubine, who will be accompanied by Matt Wiley, Alex Palilonis, and Brian Dougherty for live music from or inspired by the nominated films. Doors open at 6:00pm for live music. The pre-show begins at 7:00pm. The awards show begins at 8:00pm. Our full concession will also be open for dine-in meals and desserts to order.


Friday, February 21 at 8pm

He’s been murdered on CSI, interviewed 2 Beatles on separate continents in the same week, and famously once got Mitt Romney’s advisor to call Governor Romney an ‘etch a sketch’ on CNN. Actor, comedian, and broadcaster John Fugelsang hosts ‘Tell Me Everything” weekdays on SiriusXM Insight #121. He recently performed in ‘The Bill of Rights Concert” alongside Lewis Black & Dick Gregory which aired on AXS. He’s also appeared at Montreal’s ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival, HBO’s U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos for ABC, and Bill Maher called him one of his favorite comedians.

LAST CHANCE to enjoy waived ticketing fees on any live music or performance tickets you purchase during HT’s Holiday Sale – buy four and you get a discounted individual or dual membership. This sale ends in three days on January 6!

Also through January 6, add a donation to your ticket purchase to “Give Hope” in support of HomeFront’s mission to help families break the cycle of poverty. With your help, we’ve raised $450 so far! Help us give more to families in need this holiday season.

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