posted June 20, 2003

Popular HSRT Cabaret Show Debuts July 5

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) returns its popular cabaret show to the lineup, but with a new location. "The World Goes 'Round" will premiere at the Park Theatre on July 5, complimented by catering from 'Till Midnight Restaurant.

Audiences will recognize the songs of Kander and Ebb, the composers who launched the popular musicals "Chicago" and "Cabaret," with familiar songs such as "All that Jazz," "Mr. Cellophane" and "New York, New York." Other hits include "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup," "Kiss of the Spiderwoman" and "Money, Money."

The ensemble includes Equity favorite Quincy Marr ("Honk!", "Footloose") and HSRT acting company members Christine Paterson ("Guys and Dolls"), Josh Brandenburg, Jenn Seracuse and Michaun Burton.

This revue realizes the sentiment of Kander and Ebb, that life is "full of glories, indignities, hopes and quiet dreams." No matter what, the world still goes around on July 5, July 7, July 9, July 12, July 14, July 15, July 17, July 18, July 23, July 30 and August 5.

The Park Theatre is located on River Avenue between 10th and 11th Street, across from Holland's Centennial Park.

Tickets are also available for the musical favorite, "Guys and Dolls," the comedy "The Game of Love and Chance," the riveting drama, "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," the timeless family musical, "Once Upon a Mattress," September 11 based play, "The Guys," and the Children's Performance Troupe's productions of "Lily's Purple Plastic Purse" and "Androcles and the Lion."

The ticket office is located in the DeWitt Center, on the Hope College campus, at the corner of 12th Street and Columbia Avenue in Holland. Prices range from $8-$25 for musicals, and $8-$18 for plays. Season coupons, ranging from $42-$60 are also available. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and one hour before all show times. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 616-395-7890.