Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce their 43rd season in Holland, Michigan. HSRTwill continue providing exceptional theatre that enhances the quality of life for Hope College and their surrounding West Michigan communities. Season 43 offers beloved American classics, innovation and diversity. Performances will run in rotating repertory from June 13 through August 9 and will include The Sound of Music, A Raisin in the Sun, Hot Mikado, and The Matchmaker. Subscribe today by calling 616-395-7890 or visit hope.edu/hsrt.

HSRT’s Children’s Performance Troupe series will feature musicals Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day andthe Midwest premiere of The Doll People. Be sure to add this season’s performance dates into your summer calendar.  

The Sound of Music

June 13 - August 7

8:00 PM DeWitt Theatre

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

When a novice nun proves too high-spirited for religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain.  Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the entire family. This classic musical features unforgettable songs such as, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi and Edelweiss.The Sound of Music’s performances are all at 8:00PM on June 13, 14, 20, 25, 28, followed by July 2,10, 16, 21, 24, 29 and August 2, 4, 7 in the Dewitt Theatre.


A Raisin in the Sun

June 18 - July 1

8:00 PM Knickerbocker Theatre

By Lorraine Hansberry

One of the American theatre’s most beloved and groundbreaking plays, A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of the Younger family’s struggle for dignity and hope. A life insurance policy becomes the catalyst for their shared dream of a better life even as it collides with conflicting aspirations, betrayal and racism. This landmark American Classic pays tribute to those people who are courageous enough to shape a future filled with faith in the decency and unlimited capacity of the human spirits.A Raisin in the Sun performancesare at 8:00PM on June 18, 19, 21, 24, 26, 27 and July 1 in the Knickerbocker Theatre.


Hot Mikado

July 11 - August 9

8:00 PM DeWitt Theatre

Book and Lyrics adapted by David H. Bell, Music Adapted and Arranged by Rob Bowman. Based on The Mikado by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan would be delighted with this rollicking reimagining of their classic Mikado. This new reworking infuses much of the original score with a 1940’s sensibility that blends blues, jazz, swing, gospel and sounds of popular American song and dance with a Japanese aesthetic. Set in the mythical village of Titi-Pu, where flirting is a capital offense, we find a wandering musician named Nanki-Poo who is looking for his true love, Yum-Yum.  Unfortunately, Yum-Yum is destined to marry Ko-Ko.  Will true love prevail? Come find out in this fun and lively musical full of hilarious hijinks, colorful characters, dazzling dance numbers and soulful singing.Hot Mikado performances are at 8:00PM on July 11, 12, 17, 23, 26, 28, 31 and August 6, 9 in the Dewitt Theatre.


The Matchmaker

July 18 - August 8

8:00 PM DeWitt Theatre

By Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder’s uproarious comic farce about love, money and the love of money, stars matchmaking busybody Dolly Levi who is brokering true love for wealthy businessmen.  Will anyone get their heart’s desire? Unlikely circumstances and hilarious complications bring surprises at every turn in this play that inspired Hello, Dolly!The Matchmakerperformances are at 8:00PM July 18, 19, 22, 25, 30 and August 1, 5, 8 in the Dewitt Theatre.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

10:30 AM - June 25, 27, 30, July 2, 21, 25, 30, August 4, 8

1:30 PM - July 23, 28, August 1, 6

Book and Lyrics by Judith Viorst, Music by Shelly Markham

This delightful musical adaptation of the popular children’s book follows feisty Alexander and a series of unfortunate events that occur throughout his day. Waking up with gum in his hair, unwanted cavities and no dessert with lunch are just a few of the obstacles he encounters. Alexander allows young audiences to identify with him and ultimately reveals that bad days happen to everyone-even in Australia.  Performances are in the Dewitt Studio Theatre.  The dates and time are as follows:  10:30AM June 25, 27, 30 and July 2, 21, 25, 30 and August 4, 8. Then, at 1:30PM July 23, 28 and August 1,6.


The Doll People

10:30 AM - July 9, 14, 16, 23, 28, August 1, 6

1:30 PM - July 21, 25, 30, August 4, 8 

*Midwest Premiere

By Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner,Adapted from The Doll People  by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin

Quick! The humans aren’t looking! This fun-filled musical comedy brings to life Annabelle, a Victorian China doll, and her new all-plastic, all-modern neighbor, Tiffany Funcraft. The two make a pact to search for missing Auntie Sarah Doll, who has disappeared!  But first, they must find the courage to leave the Doll House, hide from humans, escape the cat and be kind to spiders.  The performances are in the Dewitt Studio Theatre.  The dates and times are as follows: 10:30AM July 9, 14, 16, 23, 28 and August 1, 6. Then, at 1:30PM July 21, 25, 30 and August 4,8.

Take advantage of Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s best ticket offer and purchase a season ticket package.  A season ticket package saves patrons up to 38% off individual ticket prices and guarantees a terrific seat for every performance!  With free exchanges, purchasing a season ticket package is the best way to support HSRT.  

Season packages are now on sale at the DeWitt and the downtown 8th Street ticket offices.

The Best Buy Package offers seating for four main stage performances for only $75 for adults, $70 for seniors and $40 for students.  Super-Saver Package includes seating limited to the orchestraand admission to the four main stage productions for $60 for both adults and seniors and $40 for students.  

The Children’s Season Package is great for children under 12 and includes tickets to both CPT performances and one ticket to a main stage musical for $30. The Adult CPT Package is great for parents! This offer includes a ticket to both CPT performances and one main stage performance for $46.  Add an additional main stage performance and pay $72 for our Bonus Adult CPT Package.

Individual tickets are now on sale at the DeWitt Ticket Office (141 E. 12th St) from Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and beginning June 15 Saturdays from Noon - Intermission.  Our downtown 8th Street Downtown Ticket Office (100 E. 8th St - Main Level) is open Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

For the performances of The Sound of Music and Hot Mikadoindividual ticket prices range from $22 to$25 for Orchestra seating and $28 to $30 for Mezzanine and Balcony seating.  For the performances of A Raisin in the Sun and Matchmaker prices range from $18 to $20 for Orchestra seating and $22 to $24 for Mezzanine and Balcony seating.  Children Performance Troupe tickets are $15 for general admission, for all ages. Ticketsfor children under the age of 18 are $15 for all seating.Patrons can purchase individual tickets online by visiting hope.edu/hsrt or calling 616-395-7890.

For more information visit the HSRT website at:

www.hope.edu/hsrt OR www.facebook.com/hopesummertheatre