Hop Art

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

For Homewood undergraduate students only.
To request a free ticket to an event, email Eric Beatty, Director of Homewood Arts Programs at ebeatty@jhu.edu.
List the name and date of the Hop Art event(s) you would like to attend.
Include your name, class and phone number.

FACULTY: If you would like to attend an event, email ebeatty@jhu.edu with info or questions.

Spring Semester 2018 Events

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2pm
Hippodrome Theatre

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams her way out of her small town and loveless marriage. This irresistible hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” (Chicago Tribune) Learn more.

Mussorgsky/Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major
Florence Price, Dances in the Canebrakes

Sunday, Feb. 18, 3pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Mussorgsky’s visually evocative Pictures at an Exhibition. Florence Price was the first African American female recognized as a symphonic composer. Pianist Joyce Yang plays Prokofiev’s colorful piano concerto. Learn more.

Animal Farm
Based on the novel by George Orwell
Adapted for the stage by Ian Wooldridge
Saturday, March 10, 2pm
Baltimore Center Stage

United by the realization that they have a common enemy, Man, the animals revolt. All animals are comrades. All animals are equal. But as the months and years pass, the exalted words of the old boar, Major, become distorted and the citizens of Animal Farm come to see that some are more equal than others. Still relevant today, this story is a “brilliant politically minded piece” according to the New York Times. Learn more.

By Julia Cho
Saturday, April 7, 2pm
Everyman Theatre

A Korean family struggles to relate across emotional and cultural divides. When words fail, a home-cooked meal transcends differences in this touching story of intergenerational connectedness, forgiveness and the sweetest spice of life: love. Hope is no mere ingredient—it’s the main course. “A deeply moving tale of caring, loss and reconciliation that never for a moment loses its sense of humor.” (San Francisco Chronicle) Learn more.

Peter Pan
Saturday, May 5, 8pm
Single Carrot Theatre

A new update and re-imagining of a classic childhood story. Working in collaboration with Baltimore’s LGBTQ+ residents and service organizations (including members of JHU), Single Carrot creates a new adaptation of the familiar favorite that includes contemporary conversations on gender, sexuality, and performative identity and embraces queer culture. Learn more.

An American in Paris
Sunday, May 6, 1pm
Hippodrome Theatre

An American in Paris is the new hit musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearing for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Four-time Tony Award-winning production. Learn more.


  • Each event will have 10 student tickets available.
  • Open to Homewood undergraduate students only.
  • 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 wait list will be kept in case of cancellations. If a ticket becomes available, the next student on the wait list 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 wait list 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 contact the Director of Homewood Arts Programs at ebeatty@jhu.edu or 410-516-8208. We ask that requests for accommodation be made at least three business days before the event.

Hop Art is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Student Life. Special thanks to the Parents Fund for co-sponsoring this amazing opportunity!