Live and in person

Christmas Vespers, Hope College
Christmas Vespers, Hope College
Photo: Hope College/Facebook

Live theatre, music, dance, and spoken word are major perks of living near a college town! This fall, enjoy performances at Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus and at Hope College in Holland. 

Oct. 28–30 & Nov. 4–6

A Minister’s Wife

“A Minister’s Wife”

In this production by the Grand Valley Opera Theatre, a young poet finds himself caught up in a love triangle when he falls for the wife of an admired clergyman. The chamber musical is actor Austin Pendleton’s adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play “Candida,” with distinctly modern music by Joshua Schmidt and lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen. 

GVSU • Haas Center for Performing Arts Black Box Theatre
10610 S. Campus Dr., Allendale

For times and tickets: gvsu.edu/mtd/theatre-season-41.htm

Nov. 7

South Chicago Dance Theatre: Energy | Power | Grace

Bringing its diverse repertoire to the lakeshore, this multicultural dance company will fuse classical and contemporary dance styles in its performance of recently commissioned works from nationally acclaimed choreographers.

GVSU • Haas Center for the Performing Arts 
Louis Armstrong Theatre
10610 S. Campus Dr., Allendale
7 p.m. | Free

gvsu.edu/gvarts/

Nov. 11–14 & 17–19

“Silent Sky”

Lauren Gunderson’s play dramatizes the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, whose career and life played out against a landscape of fierce sisterly love, early feminism and universe-revealing science. 

Hope College • DeWitt Cultural Center Main Theatre
141 E. 12th St., Holland

For times and tickets: hopecollege.csstix.com | 616-395-7890

November 14

“Circe” author Madeline Miller

“Circe” author Madeline Miller

The author of this year’s Big Read Lakeshore book for adults, whose novels and stories retell Greek myths, speaks on the Hope College campus.

Hope College • Jack H. Miller Center
for Musical Arts Concert Hall
221 Columbia Ave., Holland
7 p.m. | Free

bigreadlakeshore.com/events/

Nov 18-20 & Dec. 1-4

“Gloria”

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ dramatic comedy focused on the lives of working Americans debuted off Broadway in 2015 and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Ticket sales begin Nov. 4. 

GVSU • Haas Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theatre
10610 S. Campus Dr., Allendale

For times and tickets: gvsu.edu/mtd/theatre-season-41.htm

December 3 & 4

Christmas Vespers

More than 200 vocalists and instrumentalists present Christmas carols and anthems in Hope College’s historic chapel. Ticket sales begin November 7 and go quickly.

Hope College • Dimnent Memorial Chapel
277 College Ave., Holland

For times and tickets: hopecollege.csstix.com | 616-395-7890

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