Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

The Hanover Theatre Repertory Announces $1.5 Million Matching Gift Campaign

THT Rep's production of Macbeth runs through October 15, 2022.

The Hanover Theatre Repertory Announces $1.5 Million Matching Gift Campaign

Long story short: vital cities have vital downtowns, and vital downtowns have great professional theatre.

That was the message at last night's reception hosted by Lisa McDonough, Chair of the Board of Directors of The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts (THTC). An audience of over 100 guests gathered for a private performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth, staged in the BrickBox Theater by The Hanover Theatre Repertory (THT Rep), a new initiative of THTC that produces theatrical events made in and for Worcester, with a focus on classics, modern classics and classics-inspired works. THT Rep fills a void that has existed since the closing of Worcester Foothills Theatre in 2007.

Prior to the private performance, a $1.5 million challenge grant from the McDonough Foundation was announced to support THT Rep, which made its first big splash last summer when its production of Julius Caesar played free and open to the public on the Worcester Common.

All gifts up to $1.5 million will be matched dollar for dollar, up until December 31, 2023.

"Our family is incredibly proud to have funded the Jean McDonough Arts Center (JMAC), which serves as home to The BrickBox Theater," explained the McDonough family. "It's only logical that we would now support THT Rep in its efforts to animate the BrickBox with professional plays."

Adds Troy Siebels, President and CEO of THTC, "THT Rep and the BrickBox are the perfect complement to the mainstage at The Hanover Theatre. While the mainstage brings Broadway musicals and other large-scale performances to our downtown, THT Rep and the BrickBox are perfect for the intimate staging of dramatic plays. We are incredibly grateful to the McDonough family for their support."

To learn more, please visit TheHanoverTheatre.org/support/thtrep-challenge-grant/.

THT Rep's production of Macbeth runs through October 15, 2022. To cultivate community and equity, THT Rep offers an innovative tiered ticket pricing model that lets patrons choose what they pay based on what they may be able to afford. Tickets from $8-$110 are available at TheHanoverTheatre.org/Macbeth.



Boston Ballet Presents DON QUIXOTE Next Month Photo
Boston Ballet and Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen presents Rudolf Nureyev's Don Quixote. The beloved ballet brings the sparkling wit of Miguel de Cervantes' classic novel to life with Nureyev's virtuosic choreography set to a spirited score by Ludwig Minkus performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra. Don Quixote runs March 16–26 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

Firehouse Center Announces Teen Intensive Vacation Program Photo
This February, the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport will launch its first ever Teen Intensive Vacation Program. The program will run 9am to 4pm during the Massachusetts school vacation week and will culminate in final performances of Disney's High School Musical. The Firehouse is a fun, professional, all inclusive regional theatre where teens will have the opportunity to explore the arts in a hands-on way.

FUN HOME Comes To The Firehouse Center For The Arts This February Photo
The Firehouse Center for the Arts, the premier intimate performance on the North Shore, continues a strong theatrical season with their upcoming production of Fun Home. This production is the second in their 2022-23 and continues the tradition of presenting smaller, more thought-provoking productions in this February slot.

A.R.T. Launches Take Five Program Offering $5 Tickets to THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN and EVITA Photo
American Repertory Theater has launched the Take Five program, which designates blocks of tickets priced at just $5 for A.R.T.’s upcoming productions of The Wife of Willesden, adapted by Zadie Smith from Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath, and its revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera Evita.


More Hot Stories For You


Firehouse Center Announces Teen Intensive Vacation ProgramFirehouse Center Announces Teen Intensive Vacation Program
February 1, 2023

This February, the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport will launch its first ever Teen Intensive Vacation Program. The program will run 9am to 4pm during the Massachusetts school vacation week and will culminate in final performances of Disney's High School Musical. The Firehouse is a fun, professional, all inclusive regional theatre where teens will have the opportunity to explore the arts in a hands-on way.

FUN HOME Comes To The Firehouse Center For The Arts This FebruaryFUN HOME Comes To The Firehouse Center For The Arts This February
February 1, 2023

The Firehouse Center for the Arts, the premier intimate performance on the North Shore, continues a strong theatrical season with their upcoming production of Fun Home. This production is the second in their 2022-23 and continues the tradition of presenting smaller, more thought-provoking productions in this February slot.

Liars & Believers Kicks Off 2023 With Run At The Foundry In Cambridge's Kendall SquareLiars & Believers Kicks Off 2023 With Run At The Foundry In Cambridge's Kendall Square
January 31, 2023

Liars & Believers, the Cambridge-based theatre company, will perform their inspiring production of 'A Story Beyond' at The Foundry in Kendall Square during the February school vacation week, Feb. 18 to Feb. 25, 2023. Liars & Believers (LaB) will be the first professional company to perform at the Foundry, which opened in Fall 2022, after a years-long process of saving the historic building.

A.R.T. Launches 'Take Five' Program Offering $5 Tickets to THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN and EVITAA.R.T. Launches 'Take Five' Program Offering $5 Tickets to THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN and EVITA
January 31, 2023

American Repertory Theater has launched the Take Five program, which designates blocks of tickets priced at just $5 for A.R.T.’s upcoming productions of The Wife of Willesden, adapted by Zadie Smith from Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath, and its revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera Evita.

The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory For The Performing Arts Receives Grant From The National Endowment For The ArtsThe Hanover Theatre and Conservatory For The Performing Arts Receives Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts
January 31, 2023

The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $20,000. This grant will support the Adopt-A-School Program.