Hop Art

Get to know the Baltimore arts scene—attend an exciting concert, play or musical for free!

FACULTY: If you would like to attend an undergraduate event, email the interim director of Homewood Arts Programs.
If you would like to attend a PhD event, email the vice provost for graduate education office.

STUDENTS: Events are for Homewood undergraduate students only, except for the three events marked below, which are for Hopkins PhD students.

Homewood undergraduate students:
To sign up for a possible free ticket to an event, email the interim director of Homewood Arts Programs.
List the name and date of the Hop Art event(s) you would like to attend.
Include your name, class and phone number.

PhD students from any of the Johns Hopkins schools or campuses:
To sign up for a possible free ticket to one of the three special PhD events listed below, email the vice provost for graduate education office.
List the name and date of the Hop Art event(s) you would like to attend.
Include your name, school, PhD program and phone number.

Fall Semester 2019 Events

All events are subject to change.

By David Auburn

Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 pm (PhD students)
Everyman Theatre

Catherine has inherited her late father’s house, hundreds of his notebooks, and his mathematical genius. Terrified she has also inherited his psychosis, she allows one of his devout students to comb through the writings. When he discovers a revolutionary proof in one of the notebooks, Catherine must face new questions from her past and risk, for the first time, revealing who she truly is to the world and herself. Learn more about “Proof”.

“Miss You Like Hell”
Book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Music and lyrics by Erin McKeown

Saturday, October 5, 2pm (Undergraduate)
Baltimore Center Stage

Everyone has baggage in this timely mother-daughter musical about escaping and belonging from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who wrote the book for the Tony Award-winning “In the Heights”. Join Olivia and her mother on their cross-country road trip. Mothers may teach you where you come from, but they can be the trickiest things. Learn more about “Miss You Like Hell”.

“Phantom of the Opera”

Sunday, October 13, 1 pm (Undergraduate)
Hippodrome Theatre

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera”. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.” Learn more about “Phantom of the Opera”.

“Thoughts of a Colored Man”
By Keenan Scott II

Thursday, October 24, 7:30 pm (PhD students)
Baltimore Center Stage

The show blends language, music, and dance. Welcome to the vibrant inner life of being Black, proud and thriving in the 21st century. Set over a single day, this richly theatrical mosaic goes beyond the rhythms of the basketball court and the boisterousness of the barbershop to shed light into the hearts and minds of a community of men searching for their most triumphant selves. Learn more about “Thoughts of a Colored Man”.

Adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker

Sunday, October 27, 2 pm (Undergraduate)
Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater

The mesmerizing and classic tale of horror and romance: Sinister events in a sanitarium reveal the lurking presence of the greatest vampire of all time. Learn more about “Dracula”.

“Radio Golf”
By August Wilson

Sunday, November 10, 2 pm (Undergraduate)
Everyman Theatre

Successful real estate developer Harmond Wilks is on a mission to become Pittsburgh’s first black mayor by doing whatever it takes to transform his childhood neighborhood from blighted to bustling. But when he learns the truth about his family’s legacy, he is forced to decide whether he will finish what he started or fight to preserve his community’s history. This fast-paced, crackling conclusion to August Wilson’s 10-play cycle examining the African-American experience in the 20th century is “surprising, suspenseful and crowd-pleasing” (The New York Times), and draws striking parallels to the issues we still face today. Learn more about “Radio Golf”.

“Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23”
Xian Zhang, conductor
George Li, piano

Sunday, November 17, 3 pm (Both Undergraduate & PhD students)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

A wealth of talent fills this program led by the fast-rising young conductor Xian Zhang. Celebrated female composer Chen Yi’s “Antiphony” opens the program, inspired by the antiphonal singing of South China’s Zhuang minority and featuring extraordinary drumming passages. Tchaikovsky Competition silver medalist George Li performs one of Mozart’s best-loved piano concertos, and Prokofiev’s greatest symphony, the Fifth, concludes the program. Learn more about “Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23”.

“Murder on the Orient Express”
Adapted by Ken Ludwig

Sunday, December 8, 2 pm (Undergraduate)
Everyman Theatre

Board the exotic Orient Express as it takes off into the opulence and grandeur of the 1930s, with a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one. This dazzling new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece from comedic master Ken Ludwig is filled with twists, turns, and larger-than-life characters. Wax your mustache and bring your family as detective Hercule Poirot solves the perfect murder mystery this holiday season. Learn more about “Murder on the Orient Express”.


  • Each event will have 10 student tickets available.
  • Open to Homewood undergraduate students only, except for the events for doctoral students.
  • There will be a random drawing to select which students attend.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via email approximately two weeks in advance of the event. You must reply within two days to confirm that you will attend.
  • A waitlist will be kept in case of cancellations. If a ticket becomes available, the next student on the waitlist will be contacted as soon as possible.
  • Two faculty or staff will attend with you.
  • If time permits after the event, the group will gather at a restaurant for food and conversation.
  • You can request multiple events. If you attend an event, you will be placed at the end of the waitlist for any further events for the semester.
  • If you got a ticket for an event in the previous semester and did not attend nor let the organizers know you could not attend, you will not be considered for an event this semester.
  • Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should email the interim director of Homewood Arts Programs. We ask that requests for accommodation be made at least three business days before the event.

Special thanks to the Hopkins Parents Fund for underwriting this amazing opportunity!