An Original Musical By MIT Students


HPT Album Now Available on Spotify, iTunes, etc!

Original Cast Album Cover

Hi Hack, Punt, Tool fans! Happy November 1st! We hope that you managed to avoid the Novembat this year.

We’re excited to share with you all that the Hack, Punt, Tool Original Cast Album is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Pandora and YouTube Music!

We hope you had a great Halloween! Happy listening,

-HPT Writers

HPT Revival and Original Cast

Hi everybody,

A lot of the original HPT cast and crew came to see the revival production this IAP!   I asked cast and crew members who shared the same role to get together for a picture. Please enjoy the results!


Tess:  Allison Schneider and Ellena Popova

Corot1    Corot2

Corot: Daniel Gonzalez and Kim Dauber at opening-night Uno’s dinner.


Electra: Kristina Kim and Pauline Varley


Tensor:  Hiccup and Steven Keyes engaged in a game of cat’s cradle.


Faraday:  Alejandro Vientos and Lian Guertin ready for a nap.


Piston: Caroline Aronoff and Allan Sadun


Cops: The Pachino’s: Sami Luis (in spirit, via phone) and Jessica Noss; The Kalf’s:  Taylor Sims and Emily Rosser;  The Claw’s: Noah McDaniel and Rob Morrison; The Sprinkle’s: Jacob Miske and Luis Orrego


Hacksemble: (back from 2017 cast)  Marian Heman-Ackah, Sarah Goodman, Zixi Liu, Max Beeman, Natasha Stark, Sammy Luo, Luke Sciarappa, Alex Martirosiam; (front from the 2012 cast): Jessica Noss and Sally Guthrie


Directors: dRachel Bowens-Rubin, Krista Sergi, Kirsten Olson, and Carrie Fowle

Music Directors

Music/Orchestra Directors: Julie Henion and Kyle Saleeby on the dome.

Ropes Technicians

Rope Technicians: Itaru Hiromi and dRache Bowens-Rubin harnessed in.

Review and Production Photos

We got a great review in the Tech!  Check it out here:

We also have some fabulous production photos taken by Lenny Martinez.  Album is here:

There are only two more performances!  Reserve tickets online.


Tonight’s Show Cancelled

Hello everyone,

As some of you may be aware, MIT is closed today due to the snow.  Unfortunately, this means that our Thursday evening performance is cancelled.  There are still seats on Friday and Saturday that you can reserve.

We are exploring the possibility of adding a matinee on Saturday.  If we decide to do that, we’ll let you know!


E25 Hack

The 2017 showing of Hack, Punt, Tool opened last Friday!

Over the weekend, hackers honored the opening of the show by turning the windows of E25 into a stoplight, reading the letters “HPT.”  The hack was a tribute to the 2007 traffic light hack which inspired the name of the show.


Photo Credit to Tristan Honscheid


HPT – Behind the Scenes Video

Hey all,

Less than a week until Hack, Punt, Tool opens!  Want to know more about the show?  Take a look at the video below!

Reserve Tickets Here



Ticket Reservations are Open!

Hey everyone! I’m excited to let everyone know that ticket reservations are open, and we open this Friday night!

Show times are:
Friday, February 3rd, 8PM
Saturday, February 4th, 8PM
Sunday, February 5th, 2PM*
Thursday, February 9th, 8PM
Friday, February 10th, 8PM
Saturday, February 11th, 8PM

Reserve a ticket here!

*The matinee on February 5th will be followed by a talkback with the writers and revival creative team.

And now, a fun treat from rehearsal last week:


Revival Version – Script and Score

Hey Hack, Punt, Tool fans!

The writing team has spent some time this fall making a few updates to the script and score of the show, and we now have a Revival version!  The new version corrects some typos, updates a few lyrics here and there, and clarifies the Kepler character arc during Act II.  We are pleased that we were able to significantly improve the flow of the show with pretty minimal changes.

Without further ado, here are the script and the score!

In other news, there is a cast now!  If you’ve seen any MTG shows lately, there are some familiar faces, and new ones too!  I will be posting another blog post within a week announcing the cast!  Stay tuned,


Audition Times & Writer’s Note

Hi everybody!

Audition times for the upcoming production of Hack, Punt, Tool have been announced! They are the following dates (email with any questions or to request alternative times):

Wednesday 12/7, 8-10 PM in 50-201

Thursday 12/8, 8-10 PM in W20-407

– Callbacks will be on Saturday, 12/10 3-7 PM in 50-201

We also are excited to share the “note from the writers” that we’ve added to the new version of the HPT script. We are excited to see a fresh production!


HPT is back this IAP!

MTG will be performing Hack Punt Tool again this coming IAP!  They are currently recruiting a producer and directorial staff (director, music director, vocal director, TD, set designer, choreographer) Please email if you are interested. Deadline to apply is Friday, Nov 25th.

We’ve cleaned up the script in a couple of places, and we are excited to see what a new group of students does with the show.  I’m proud to say that with minimal changes, we’ve fixed the things that always bothered me in Wank-Wank-Wank and the Kepler-Corot arc!

The show dates will be Feb 3-4 and 9-11 @ 8pm and a Sunday matinee on Feb 5th @ 2pm at the MIT student center. There will also likely be a talkback after the matinee. Mark your calendars, and keep checking in as we get closer to the show.

More bituminous coal is a comin’!