Enter Stage Left
Established in 1999
Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL) is the resident theater of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. In addition to providing quality theater education for people of all ages, ESL produces up to 12 productions every year. Each season brings a wide-array of theater options to local MetroWest audiences looking for a great affordable theater experience. The majority of ESL productions take place in the Hopkinton Center for the Arts’ new state-of-the-art Delbridge Family Performance Space
Auditions for ESL’s plays and musicals take place year-round for older teens and adults. Information is regularly updated on the audition page.
ESL also produces children’s workshops in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. Registration for these popular classes fill-up fast, so early registration is recommended.
Current Season (to purchase tickets, click on "Events" at the top)
Annie Jr. The Musical (Youth Production)
Show Dates: January 26–28, 2024
Songs For Grown-Ups
Show Dates: March 1, 2 & 8, 9, 2024
Villain School (Youth Production)
Show Dates: May 3–5, 2024
Treblemakers Spring Concert
Show Dates: May 18 & 19, 2024
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(Summer Stock Jr.)
Show Dates: July 13, 2024 | Two performances
(Summer Stock Jr.)
Show Dates: July 27, 2024 | Two Performances
Summer Stock (Teen/College)
Show Dates: August 9–10 & 16–17, 2024
A Play, A Pint & A Pie
Show Date: August 24, 2024
A Hatful Of Rain
Show Dates: October 4, 5 & 11, 12, 2024
Fall Youth Play (TBD)
Show Dates: November 8–10, 2024
Treblemakers Holiday Show
Show Dates: TBD
Get Your Tickets
Purchase your tickets ahead of time or at the door. All seating is general seating, first come seating, unless otherwise noted.
We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.
Welcome to Family
Family is number one in most everyone’s book. It’s the same with Enter Stage Left Theater. Whether you are new to our organization, or you have been with us a long time, when you are with ESL, you are part of our family. Family can be defined as a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation – a fellowship. We are also thrilled that so many families have become a part of ESL, giving them a chance to connect in ways they may never have before. And what a thrill it is to see young children join the ESL family and to watch them grow into thriving teens and confident adults.
Seek The Zing
ZING: a lively, energetic, almost magical quality that excites emotion. At ESL, it’s the special moments of joy, love, passion and compassion that we strive to evoke on stage, create for our audiences, and experience for ourselves. It’s the fun and laughter we enjoy; and the connection we feel and want our audiences to walk away with. It goes beyond just performing. Seeking the “zing” is going for that unexpected skip of the heart. It’s the very magic of what we love to share. It’s that special thing that only live performance can bring.
Commit to Great
Commitment begins with committing ourselves to putting on great productions… great writing, great directing, great producing, great music, great individual performances, great cast collaborations, and great crew. It’s about committing to quality and personal growth––our own as well as those we help along the way. We work together to continuously develop our craft while helping others to evolve theirs. It’s about having confidence in our product high quality community theater.
Inspire the Passion
At Enter Stage Left Theater we are committed to inspiring you to discover or rekindle your passion for theater. We love it when people tell us they pushed themselves out of their comfort zones to become part of an ESL event and are so happy that they did! The journey from nervous fear about auditioning, to receiving encouragement that what you are doing is special, to the joy of creating and sharing this wonderful gift of live theater is one we feel very passionate about. And we hope to inspire that passion in everyone who joins us, in whatever facet they may choose.
Let Imagination Soar
TTheater is a wonderful vehicle that enables and encourages imagination and creativity. From the beginning of a production to the end, there are so many opportunities to let imaginations go and embrace new discovery. We encourage creative energy from all who participate whether behind the scenes or in front of the audience. Usually the result is something that everyone is not only proud of, but that inspires the creative process and a spirit of discovery in each new program, production or event.
Find A Way
Anyone who has ever been involved in any kind of production knows that there are many obstacles to overcome. But that’s what we love about live performances. When faced with desperation, we are forced to rise to the challenge. And what a feeling it is when we do! At ESL, we believe that what others may say “no” to, we say “yes” to and we put together to imagine how get it done. In every show there is the moment where you say ‘this isn’t going to happen’ but then magically it does, because we find a way. As the song goes, “I can do that!”
& Core Values
Bringing community and theater together to inspire, connect, and transform
At ESL we hope you will find a community where everyone is welcome and accepted; where you can establish new and lasting friendships; where you will find support and encouragement.
Treblemakers Community Chorus
Established in 2009
The Treblemakers formed in 2009 under the umbrella of Enter Stage Left Theater. They perform two concerts a year and also perform at several local events. Their beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner is especially requested. Membership is open to all who love to sing and love to have fun!
TO CONTACT US:
Phone: (508) 686–7347
Treblemaker's winter rehearsals will start January 10, 2024
Who are The
Residents ages 18 or older of Hopkinton and surrounding MetroWest towns make up the Treblemakers.
No Audition Necessary
No audition is necessary—all you need is a love of singing!
Health and Safety
Proof of COVID vaccinations will be required to join the Treblemakers.
Join the Treblemakers
Having just completed a successful fall/holiday season, the Treblemakers look forward to spring! Our first rehearsal will be held at the HCA on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 7:30 pm. The season will culminate with concerts on May 18 and 19, 2024. We rehearse weekly on Wednesdays, except for school vacation weeks in February and April.
- Apr 07, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMHopkinton, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USAThe HCA and Metrowest YMCA are teaming up to create a thrilling creative Halloween experience! Deep in the woods of Hopkinton we will host a HAUNT where visitors will attend a wedding to die for! We are looking for enthusiastic teen & adult actors and crew.
- May 20, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PMHopkinton, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USAEnter Stage Left Theater's Summer Stock production is Pippin! This musical was the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.