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 event, email ebeatty@jhu.edu with info or questions.

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

Homewood undergraduate students:
To sign up for a possible 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.

Doctoral students from any of the Johns Hopkins schools or campuses pursuing a PhD, DMA, EdD, DNP, DrPH, DEng, ScD, or another Johns Hopkins doctoral degree:
To sign up for a possible free ticket to one of the two special doctoral student events listed below, email Wendy Geist, Special Advisor to The Dean of Student Life at wgeist1@jhu.edu
List the name and date of the Hop Art event(s) you would like to attend.
Include your name, school, doctoral program and phone number.


Spring Semester 2019 Events

Fun Home
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2 pm: Doctoral students
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2pm: Undergraduate
Baltimore Center Stage

Through the searching eyes of daughter Alison we meet her ever-shifting and sometimes unreliable memories of brothers, mother, and above all her repressed father, along with recollections from the family funeral home to Alison’s coming out. Based on Bechdel’s own best-selling illustrated memoir, this poignant tale harnesses every facet of music and theater to explore and unravel the mysteries of childhood and the surprising secrets that shape a life. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical. Learn more.

JOHN ADAMS Scheherazade.2
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Sunday, March 10, 3pm: Undergraduate
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop conducts two contrasting musical takes on the infamous legend from One Thousand and One Nights, Rimsky-Korsakov’s gorgeous and ever-popular Scheherazade and John Adams’ Scheherazade.2. Adams takes Rimsky-Korsakov’s idea of using a solo violin as the voice of the enchantress and turns it into what he describes as a “dramatic symphony” that makes impressive use of the violin. Learn more.

The Book of Mormon

Book, Music and Lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Sunday, April 7, 1 pm: Undergraduate
Hippodrome Theatre

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. With standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language. Learn more.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
60th Anniversary Tour

Tuesday, April 23, 7:30pm: Undergraduate
Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

The absolute gold standard of American dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is renowned for celebrating the human spirit through the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance heritage. Learn more.

Come From Away
Book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Sunday, April 28, 6:30pm: Undergraduate
Hippodrome Theatre

The remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran night, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. NOTE: Due to high volume of ticket sales, only 8 student tickets are available for this event.

The Diary of Anne Frank
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Saturday, May 4, 2 pm: Undergraduate
Sunday, May 5, 2pm: Doctoral students
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

This vital story asks us to remember a dark moment in world history through the eyes of a young girl. Poignant and powerful, Anne Frank’s hopes and dreams shine in her words penned while hiding during the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands. This recent adaptation, containing more of Anne’s original writing and more forthright about the characters’ Judaism, makes this play more necessary than ever. Learn more.


  • Each event will have 10 student tickets available.
  • Open to Homewood undergraduate students only, except for the two 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 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.

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