HOPEWELL, NJ (January 22, 2018) – Willie Nile, one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from New York City will perform at Hopewell Theater on Sat., Jan. 27 at 8:00 p.m. Nile has recorded and performed with Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Ringo Starr, Tori Amos, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Ian Hunter, and Barenaked Ladies. His music pays homage to classic rock, but remains contemporary. Nile is a consummate live performer, having come of age during the glory days of New York Punk. Nile forms a bond with his audience and if you haven’t yet experienced him live, you’re missing out on one of rock’s most authentic talents. Tickets start at $25 for this energetic live show and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Silvana Estrada brings their soul-jazz, reggae and boisterous funk-rock to Hopewell Theater on Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. Charlie Hunter is famous to some and widely considered the authority on the seven and eight string guitar. His fans across the globe travel great distances to marvel first-hand at his technique and to savor the sweet sounds of his music. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. Rising star Silvana Estrada, a native of Mexico’s southeast, is a unique triple threat talent: an instrumentalist, playing the Cuatro Venezolano, vocalist, and songwriter whose original compositions are a mixture of Latin American sounds and a vocal interpretation that comes from the “son jarocho” tradition of Veracruz. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
MORE FILMS AND LIVE MUSIC COMING TO HOPEWELL THEATER:
Singer Song Fighters Open Mic Night
Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Hopewell Theater’s monthly round up of local artists, hosted each month by John Francis Quinn. New guests each installment. February’s guests include Eliza Edens, Chris Chadwick, and Bill Omeara. The first hour of Singer Song Fighters, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., will be dedicated to an open mic of original music. Sign up at the box office between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. to reserve a slot. No cover for those who sign up for the open mic. Must play one original song. The crowd favorite will be invited to perform at future Singer Song Fighters. Limited to the first 20 people to sign up or as time allows. Tickets start at $8 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
Hot Club of Philly
Feb. 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Hot Club of Philadelphia is an acoustic ensemble dedicated to European Gypsy Jazz, the musical genre pioneered by Django Reinhardt’s legendary Hot Club of France. Using guitars, bass, violin, and vocals, this quintet melds the vintage Parisian style with modern influences. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
The Brother Brothers
Feb. 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Identical twins Adam and David Moss are a musical duo unlike most others. Often leaning towards the darker elements of Appalachian, klezmer, and bluegrass traditions, The Brother Brothers sound is striking and captivating. Their music is laden with close sibling harmonies, compelling songwriting, and imaginative arrangements, featuring David on cello and guitar and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. Tickets start at $18 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
XPN Welcomes Dom Flemons
March 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Dom Flemons is a Grammy Award winning musician, singer-songwriter and slam poet. Carrying on the songster tradition, Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach to create new sounds. Tickets start at $18 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Jameson’s Revenge is emerging as one of the premiere traditional Irish groups coming out of the NYC area today. Tickets start at $18 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
Betsayda Machado and Parranda el Clavo
April 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Betsayda Machado and La Parranda El Clavo hail from a tiny village in Venezuela and are master exponents of parranda music, building their rhythmic, danceable poetry on waves of shimmering vocals and body and spirit-rousing percussion. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
Bella’s Bartok with This Way to the Egress
April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
To understand Bella’s Bartok, imagine what you would get if Salvador Dali and Toulouse Lautrec were fronting the Moulin Rouge’s house band. Egress is a tapestry of worldly influences and an alchemy of sounds modern and past, familiar and forgotten. This Way To The Egress opens the show. Tickets start at $18 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
The Sweetback Sisters
May 4 at 8:00 p.m.
The Sweetback Sisters are a fresh take on the golden age of country music featuring vibrant vocal harmonies in a six-piece rockin’ country band. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
May 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Front Country blend everything from high-lonesome mountain music to new-wave power pop, newgrass picking, oldgrass harmonies, and it’s Americana at its best: music with deep roots and wide-ranging vision. Tickets start at $18 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
An Evening with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
May 25 at 8:00 p.m.
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason are the heart and soul of American roots music. They achieved international acclaim when their performance of Jay’s composition, Ashokan Farewell, became the musical hallmark of Ken Burns’ The Civil War on PBS.
Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
An Evening with Robby Hecht and Caroline Spence
June 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Robby Hecht, based in Nashville, is a classic singer-songwriter in the vein of James Taylor and David Wilcox. Rolling Stone named Caroline Spence as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know.” Tickets start at $18 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
June 8 at 7:30 p.m.
The Pi PowerTrio is Pat Irwin (guitar, electronics), Sasha Dobson (drums, vocals) and Daria Grace (bass, vocals). The band draws on the rich tradition of Instrumental Rock and Roll and then blows it up. Pat Irwin was a founding member of the seminal No Wave bands The Raybeats and 8 Eyed Spy and he was a long time touring member of the B-52s, joining the band in 1989 and helping to bring the hits “Love Shack” and “Roam” to mass audiences around the world. Sasha Dobson was a member of Puss ‘N Boots with Norah Jones. Daria Grace has been singing and playing on the New York Scene for over 20 years, and has toured and recorded with avant-rockers God Is My Co-Pilot, pop-noir sextet Melomane, and Hawaiian swing quartet The Moonlighters. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) works long hours on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before.
Showing on Jan. 19, 21, 23, 24, 25..Not Rated. 1h45min. Tickets can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
Based on the bestselling middle-grade novel by Deborah Ellis, and produced by Angelina Jolie, The Breadwinner is an animated feature film about eleven-year-old Parvana and her family set in 2001 in Kabul, Afghanistan. When her father is arrested without warning by the Talibans for being an intellectual, Parvana’s mother is left alone to care for their three children. Showing on Jan. 26, Jan. 28, Jan. 30, Jan. 31. PG-13, 1h34min. Tickets can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
THE FINAL YEAR gives a look at the inner workings of the Obama administration as they prepare to establish a legacy when leaving power after eight years. Showing on Feb. 2, 3, 4, and 6. Not Rated, 1h29min. Tickets can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
In 2016, GRAMMY-nominated trio Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki left the electronic world behind, risking it all to go acoustic. Above & Beyond Acoustic – Giving Up The Day Job, follows the group’s unlikely journey from the DJ booth to the Hollywood Bowl. From the re-imagining of songs in Abbey Road Studios to their presentation in iconic global venues from the Sydney Opera House to New York’s Beacon Theater, San Francisco’s Greek Theater and finally the Hollywood Bowl. The film is an intimate behind the scenes look at one of the world’s biggest electronic dance groups as they separate the song from the beats and try something new. One screening only. Showing on Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. Not rated, 1h39min. Tickets can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. Lamarr, the screen siren who was called “the most beautiful woman in the world” and starred alongside Hollywood giants like Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, invented a wireless form of communication called “frequency hopping” that revolutionized mobile communications all over the world, a feat that would directly lead to the creation of secure communications for wireless phones, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi technology itself.
Showing on Feb. 9, 10, 11 and 13. Not rated, 1h30min. Tickets can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
Disenchanted with the ephemeral glamour of the modeling world, Chloé, a vulnerable Parisian woman of 25, is convinced that the severe and persistent abdominal pains she’s been suffering, stem mainly from a psychosomatic disorder. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Showing on Feb. 14, 15, 17, 18, 20 and 21. Not Rated, 1h50min. In French with English Subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at Hopewell Theater online.
2018 Oscar Shorts
This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films that have been nominated for 2018 Oscars across Live Action, Animation and Documentary categories, screening for a limited time on the big screen. Showing on Feb. 23, 24, 25, and 27 and March 1, 2, 4, and 6. Tickets: http://hopewelltheater.com/live/movies/
Tickets can be purchased online at www.HopewellTheater.com or at the box office at 5 S Greenwood Ave., Hopewell, NJ. Box office can be reached by phone at 609-466-1964.
About Hopewell Theater
Hopewell Theater offers a range of unique cultural experiences, from independent film and live music to guest speakers, artists and performances. Patrons can dine-in on small plates from local restaurants or just come for the show. Film buffs will particularly enjoy a state-of-the-artmovie theater in Hopewell, NJ with a dine-in menu. A landing spot, a launch pad, and an incubator, Hopewell Theater is also a place where artists can play, practice, perform or show their passion project on the big screen. The theater is available to rent, at both hourly and day-