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Get ready to "Let Loose" in Hopewell with Jackie Byrne and Marion Grodin! 

Jackie Byrne is a stand-up comic, actor and host who is known for being super fun, sassy and quick witted. She's a girl with a rubber face and Jersey attitude who brings her bubbly and spontaneous energy to audiences all over the country. She's been featured on Funny or Die and Buzzfeed, and you can see her in the feature film, Seclusion.  

For the last decade, Marion Grodin has been one of the hottest comics in the country. She is a favorite at New York City’s top clubs, including Standup NY and Gotham Comedy Club, where she regularly headlines. As one of the country’s top emcees, Marion’s incredible ability to improvise has allowed her to master the art of talking with the audience. Always willing to be as self-revealing as she is probing of the audience…this affectionately edgy style has become Marion’s trademark. The result is a hilariously personal show that makes the audience feel like it was custom-made just for them. Friday, June 28 at 8:00pm.
Grammy recipient Steve Pullara brings his popular Cool Beans Music ® to your family! Get ready for a really interactive children's family concert.  Steve Pullara's Cool Beans Music Concerts are considered among the top their genre. Bring your kids and grand-kids for a rollicking musical time through Steve's 20-plus years of award winning songs. They're guaranteed to put a smile on everybody's face. Put on your dancing shoes for a lively and upbeat show that your children will remember for a lifetime! Saturday, June 29 at 12 pm.
Echo In The Canyon  celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound.  It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.

Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene.  Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today.  Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones. Opens Saturday, June 29.
Folk icon Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer whose shows offer a musical celebration and a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues. 

Beginning his career in Boston at the famed Club 47, Tom helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. He is credited by Rolling Stone with “ushering in the singer/songwriter era.” 

Having just celebrated his 50th year on stage and in the studio, Tom continues to break new ground. His YouTube clip of “Remember Song” has become an internet sensation with close to 6 million plays. His crowd sourced, Sold-Out 50th Anniversary concert at Boston’s Symphony Hall was filmed and broadcast by PBS and the video documentary “Tom Rush - No Regrets” won Best Documentary at the New Hampshire Film Festival and is screening throughout New England. Accompanying Tom Rush for this performance will be Matt Nakoa.  Only a few tickets remain - grab yours today before they're gone! Saturday, June 29 at 8:00pm.
Last Chance!
HALSTON closes Thursday!

From Iowa to Studio 54 to Wall Street, Halston lived an American dream. Prodigiously talented, he reigned over fashion in the 1970s, becoming a household name. But everything changes in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston takes the biggest gamble of his life.

Hopewell Theater will be closed on Thursday, July 4th for the Fourth of July holiday. Our box office will reopen on Friday, July 5 at 9 am.
June Concessions Specials

Buy one La Croix, get 1/2 off
or
Free La Croix with Entree

We've updated our concessions menu with some tasty treats, including Asiago Risotto Bites &
Chicken Quesadilla Cones!
AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, SPECIAL PROGRAMS & LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
SUPERMAN CARTOONS:
PART ONE
Saturday Afternoon Cartoons
It's a bird…it's a plane...it's Superman cartoons! The Man of Steel first came to the screen in 1941 and there was no turning back. Since then, films, television series and collectables based on the superhero have become a classic part of pop culture. Don't miss out on these original, rare cartoons featuring one of the most beloved characters of all time in his first animated appearance. Part 2 will screen on August 15 and 17. 
Saturday, June 20 at 1:00 pm

Upcoming cartoons in the Saturday Afternoon Cartoon series:

Wednesday, August 21 at 1 pm
SUPERMAN CARTOONS, PART 2
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
Family Matinee
A delivery arrives at the home of young Milo (Butch Patrick), and at first the small tollbooth appears to be an ordinary toy. But when Milo steers his miniature car through the booth's gateway, he finds himself in a mysterious fantasy land. In Dictionopolis, Milo and his dog sidekick Tock encounter a city fixated on words, and draw the ire of Officer Short Shrift (Mel Blanc). Milo also treks through Digitopolis and over the Mountains of Ignorance, an adventure that teaches the boy vital lessons. Saturday, July 6 at 4:30pm.

Upcoming Family Matinees:

Saturday, August 3 at 4:30 pm
BACK TO THE FUTURE
ZEN FOR NOTHING
The Art of Living Well series
Provocatively titled, this film is a masterly immersion into life at a Japanese Zen monastery over three seasons. Swiss novice Sabine arrives at Antaiji and, after a brief welcome, she begins to learn the monastery rules: how to bow, sit in the meditation hall, carry out movements with chopsticks, etc. There’s more to life there than meditation, farming, and maintenance, however—there are picnics, music, and Wi-Fi. And after the last snow has melted away, the nuns and monks travel to Osaka, where they recite sutras in front of subway entrances as they solicit offerings in their traditional monk’s robes. Quotes from renowned early twentieth-century Antaiji abbot Koda Sawaki are interjected throughout. Simple and beautifully filmed, this is Into Great Silence meets Enlightenment Guaranteed, with composer Fred Frith performing the eclectic, elegant score. Tuesday, July 9 at 7:00pm.

All screenings are at 7 pm. Upcoming films in The Art of Living Well series:

Tuesday, July 23
A TUBA TO CUBA

Tuesday, August 13
WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN
THE TAMING
OF THE SHREW
From Stage To Screen
 In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power. 
Wednesday, July 10 at 7pm and Saturday, July 13 at 4:30pm.

Upcoming films in From Stage to Screen series:

Wednesday, July 24 and Saturday, July 27
ROMEO AND JULIET
PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
Wayback Wednesdays
Come see a manic party-mix of 50's psychological thrillers, 60's beach movies, and 70's slasher films. The story focuses on Chicklet Forrest (Lauren Ambrose), a sixteen-year old tomboy who's desperate to be part of the in-crowd of Malibu beach surfers. She's the typical American girl - except for one little problem: her personality is split into more slices than a pepperoni pizza. Wednesday, July 17 at 7 pm

All screenings are at 7 pm. Upcoming films in the Wayback Wednesday series:

Wednesday, August 21
DIRTY DANCING
PINK FLOYD'S
THE WALL
Films That Made Music
In this visual riff on Pink Floyd's album "The Wall," successful but drugged-out musician Pink (Bob Geldof) is looking back on his isolated childhood from the confines of a Los Angeles hotel room. Through a swirl of flashbacks and chemical-induced hallucinations, Pink recalls his lonely upbringing, during which he built a symbolic wall to the world as he coped with the death of his father (James Laurenson) and the overbearing ways of his mother (Christine Hargreaves). Thursday, July 18 at 7:00pm.

Upcoming events in the Films That Made Music series:

Thursday, August 15 and August 22 at 7:00 pm
WOODSTOCK
Crybaby Matinees
Crybaby Matinees take place every Thursday at 11 am, though not all films will be programmed in advance.
Upcoming dates in the series:
August 1: BACK TO THE FUTURE
August 8: Film TBD
August 22: Film TBD
August 29: Film TBD
COMEDY, PERFORMANCE, & BRUNCH CLUBS COMING SOON
Summer Stars Theatre Camp
Kids, get ready to take the stage at Hopewell Theater - you are cordially invited to join our Summer Stars theater camp! Every afternoon will be filled with fun, hands-on theater arts activities exploring character, movement, costuming, and backstage jobs. The program will lead up to and prepare campers for the final big show at the end of camp, the "Showcase" where every camper will have a part, performed at Hopewell Theater. All campers will also have the opportunity to "meet-the-actors" after HT's children's theater production of My Mother, The Astronaut the week of camp (includes two free tickets to the show for camper and parent/guardian). 

Camp begins each day at 1:30 pm. Late-afternoon snack and supplies will be provided, included in registration cost. Pick up time is between 5 pm - 5:30 pm. Late afternoon snack will be provided in standard and vegetarian options each camp day for every registered camper. All late afternoon snacks will not contain nuts. Camp is appropriate for 1st through 7th graders. There will be an afternoon Summer Stars showcase at 4:30 pm on Friday, July 19. Camp runs Monday July 8 - Friday July 19.

Registration ends on Monday, July 1st.
Comedy Night:
Jess Salomon, Eman El-Husseini, & host Norlex Belma
Jess Salomon is a Canadian comedian now based in New York. She was a 2017 StandUp NBC Finalist and had her stand up featured on SiriusXM’s “Raw Dog”. 
Jess has written for the award-winning sketch comedy show “Baroness Von Sketch” (IFC/CBC) and her comedy has aired on television in Canada on the CBC and radio shows like SiriusXM’s “Canada Laughs” and CBC’s “LOL”. Jess is the regular host of “Dirty Laundry” at UCB (Hell’s Kitchen) Monday nights at 11pm. You can also catch her co-hosting The Lesbian Agenda at Union Hall in Brooklyn. She also performs as part of the comedy duo, The El-Salomon’s, with her wife Eman El-Husseini (@TheElSalomons).

Fun fact: before comedy Jess used to be a U.N. war crimes lawyer. The jury is still out on whether this was a good move.

With an even keeled delivery belying blistering takes, Norlex Belma , one of the hottest comics in NYC will be hosting the event.
Thursday, July 11th at 7:30pm.
Summer Lovin' Storytelling Night
From camp crushes to learning that sometimes no amount of sunscreen can keep you from getting burned, join host Danny Artese and a trio of stellar storytellers for Summer Lovin', true stories of flings and heartbreak from some of the most hilarious and heartfelt storytellers in NYC. Tell me more, tell me more! 

Featuring Sandi Marx, Joe Charnitski, and Edith Gonzalez.
 
Friday, July 12th at 8:00pm.
Traveling Lantern Company: My Mother the Astronaut
To the moon and beyond! Aquarius' mom is an astronaut and today is "Take your child to work day". Aquarius can't wait to go to NASA and find out what it's like to be in space! They visit Mission Control where she meets scientists and engineers who show her what they do and she learns all about space travel. Her imagination blasts off and she dreams of incredible journeys through the cosmos!

Traveling Lantern Theatre Company has been educating and entertaining children all over the country since 1985. Their mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an interactive theater experience, to excite their minds and to tickle their imaginations. Their plays present important ethical ideas to children on a level that they can absorb, relate to, and consider. Saturday, July 13 at 12 pm.
Brunch Club ft. live music by Bill Flemer
Join Hopewell Theater for a delicious and entertaining brunch with a performance by local musician Bill Flemer. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet with an array of delectable food items while listening to the uplifting tunes! Bill will be playing 70s classics at the July 21st brunch, and 80s favorites at the August 18th brunch. Menus for both brunches are to be announced. A performance only ticket is available. To purchase, select mezzanine seats or call our box office at 609-466-1964 for assistance.

Although he was born, raised, and still lives in Princeton, Bill Flemer found his musical mecca in Texas and Nashville. He learned harmonic theory from listening to the Beatles, played in a barn-based rock band in high school, and moved into bluegrass in college. Today he plays and sings both traditional and more recent, alternative country music and western swing tunes, both as a solo performer and with a diverse assortment of area musicians. Sunday, July 21 at 11 am.

Mark you calendars for future Brunch Clubs:

Brunch ft. live music by Bill Flemer
Sunday, August 18 at 11 am featuring musical highlights from the 1980s.

Bowie Ball:
Different Decade Dance Party
Don your best Bowie look and get ready to party at HT’s Bowie Ball! 

Dance the night away with friends to the greatest hits of the 70s and 80s, belt your heart out at karaoke from 8 to 9 pm - Bowie songs highly encouraged - and enjoy delicious passed hors d’oeuvres. Take home some memories of the evening at our photo booth, complete with Bowie inspired props. 

Costumed patrons will be entered into a costume contest, with the winner taking home a Dual Membership to Hopewell Theater, a $90 value . Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm.
Family Fun Concert: Bee Parks and
The Hornets
An indie pop-rock band for all insects and ages, Bee Parks and the Hornets perform high-energy concert parties that combine rockin’ music, puppetry and audience participation to inspire young people to get up and move — both with their feet and in their communities. With all-original songs that promote kindness, equality, self-confidence, social justice, environmental awareness and dancing your heart out, Bee Parks and the Hornets take audience members of all ages on a musical adventure that will open up spirits and imaginations.

Saturday, August 3 at 12pm.

Comedy Night:
James Camacho & Friends
James Camacho is a NYC based comedian. He performs all over the city and at various comedy festivals. James has made an appearance on the Kevin James show "Kevin Can Wait" on CBS. He also just finished filming the film "The Golden Phoenix", which is currently in production. He has also been seen on Cosmopolitan.com, ESPN, ID Channel, Elite Daily, and The Wendy Williams Show. He was also in the film, “What Happened Last Night”, and in Jay-Z's music video, "I Got the Keys". 

James started comedy as an English and Theater student at Rutgers University. It began as a way for him to tell the jokes he wrote in his short stories and screenplays. Now stand-up has moved to the forefront. James is a single half Chinese and half Puerto Rican only child from New Jersey. His uniqueness, his likeability, and his point of view make him one of the most hilarious and interesting young comedians out there! At least that’s what he thinks! Friday, August 9 at 8:00pm.

LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrates Dave Brubeck's Centennial
Sons of Cool Jazz great Dave Brubeck bring their unique inventiveness to HT
Saturday, July 20 8:00 pm
Sloan Wainwright
Folk music luminary who defies standard categorization
Saturday, July 27 8:00 pm
Matt O'Ree Band
with The Mad Kings
Music that hasn't been heard or seen at this level since the '70s
Wednesday, July 31 7:30pm
The Bailsmen
Hot Jazz and Gypsy Swing group from New York City
Thursday, August 8 7:30 pm
Lucy Kaplansky
“A truly gifted performer…full of enchanting songs...” - New York Times
Friday, August 16 8:00 pm
Sugar Ray and the Bluetones
Chicago style blues band led by Grammy nominated Sugar Ray Norcia
Saturday, August 17 8:00 pm
Danielia Cotton
Hopewell's own returns to HT!
Saturday, September 7 8:00 pm
XPN Welcomes Steve Forbert and the New Renditions
Respected singer/songwriter with new book and album
Saturday, September 14 8:00 pm
XPN Welcomes Johnny Irion & Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five
Timeless rock and folk
Friday, September 20 8:00 pm
Tameca Jones
Rising Austin, TX star with a " big, sweet, soulful voice"
Friday, September 27 8:00 pm
Mike Block & Sandeep Das
Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble performers join cello and tabla
Friday, October 4 8:00 pm
Jonah Tolchin
Artfully occupies the gulf between old-school tradition and contemporary appropriation
Saturday, October 12 8:00 pm
Toshi Reagon
A big hearted, hold-nothing back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals and funk
Friday, October 18th 8:00pm
Gibson Brothers:
Mockingbird Band
A blend of classic '70s-infused rock and timeless country
Saturday, October 26th 8:00pm
Sonny Landreth with
Cindy Cashdollar
Slide guitarists collaborate
to mix genres
Thursday, November 14th 8:00pm
Sierra Hull, Noam Pikelny, & Stuart Duncan
Mandolin, banjo, and fiddle in an acoustic folk blend
Thursday, November 21st 7:30pm
Martha Redbone Roots Project
Roots music embodying folk and mountain blues
Saturday, December 7 at 8:00pm
Live music that spans the sonic spectrum. Indie, foreign and classic cinema. Satisfying snacks and personable people. Here at Hopewell Theater, they all come together. Join us for an upcoming event . Or join us for real and become a member to receive special perks and privileges. Either way, you’re in for a selectively eclectic experience.