HOW DOES HARK UP DO CHRISTMAS?
Hark Up Christmas is a unique, high-energy combination of music, movement, and visual media that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas – the birth of Christ.
Every year we design and produce a show full of new, exciting songs to provide our audiences with a fresh and fun show time after time.
This annual inventive and invigorating musical show combines the talents of local vocalists, dancers, and musicians to make up a cast of nearly 300 and has been entertaining West Michigan for 20 years!
This year Hark Up is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with it’s biggest show yet! Combining your favorite songs from the past 20 years as well as some of your favorite guest artists – this is going to be a show you will NOT want to miss.
Hark Up is celebrating its 20th year providing West Michigan with music, community, and high caliber Christmas productions. Over the past 20 years, with our Christmas shows alone, we have performed and shared the story of Christ’s Birth to over 80,000 people. Originating at Fair Haven Church in 1999 and eventually moving to our current home, the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship, we are blessed to continue this tradition. This would not have been possible without the many, many volunteers who have selflessly given their time, energy, and passions to these productions. From singing and dancing to playing an instrument or acting in a scene, from selling merchandise and ushering to building the set and running the lights, our volunteers are the heart of who we are. Over the years the number of participants in the Christmas Show has steadily grown, with Christmas 2018 exceeding 300 volunteers! This means that over the past 20 years nearly 4000 people have been a part of this vibrant Hark Up Christmas Show Community. For the 2019 Hark Up Christmas 20th Anniversary Show we would love to have as many alumni as possible join us on stage during the powerful finale.
With a combination of new talent as well as some of your favorite alums, each year Hark Up’s spectacular vocalists will surprise you with the craft and skill that they bring to the show. Each number provides a different combination of soloists, ensembles, children’s choirs, and our incredible 80+ person adult choir. From strong ballads of traditional Christmas favorites such as O Holy Night sung yearly by Shannon Dykstra to masterful live performances of some of today’s most popular hits, our extraordinary singers dedicate over two months of rehearsal preparing to deliver their best to you at every show.
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91.3 WCSG presents Hark Up 2019!
Tickets go on sale on October 15 at 9:00 a.m.
Big Band, Full Orchestra, Choir, Featured Dancers and More!
The Hark Up Christmas Show takes place at the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship at Grand Rapids Christian High School. This state-of-the-art facility consists of a beautiful, light filled lobby, a 1,205 seat auditorium, and a 5,045 square foot stage that easily holds our 300+ performers. With an on site Box Office and daily open hours, we work together with DCAW to make your ticket buying as easy as possible.
On Sale October 15
Orchestra Level, and Mezzanine Rows K and L
$29 in advance, $32 at the door
All other Seats
$22 in advance, $25 at the door
Valid MS, HS, or College ID at the time of ticket delivery
$18 in advance, $21 at the door
2 Adult tickets &
2 Children under 12
Most frequent questions and answers
Yes! You must have a ticket for admission. You can purchase tickets online at www.dcaw.org, over the phone at (616) 574-5600, or in person at the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship Box Office, Mon.-Fri. 9:00am – 3:00pm.
You can either have them delivered to you electronically, or pick them up in person at the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship Box Office, Mon.-Fri. 9:00am – 3:00pm.
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, October 15 at 10:00am EST.
Yes! Tickets are available at the door. However the best seats always go quickly and we usually sell out the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels so it’s best to get your tickets early
Yes. You will be able to choose a seat when you purchase tickets. Your seat numbers will be listed on your tickets and the ushers will help you find your seats.
Yes. Please call the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship Box Office (616) 574-5600 for special seat assignment.
The DeVos Center for Arts and Worship is located at Grand Rapids Christian High School and has a vast number of parking spaces available including handicap spaces.
Yes. There will be one, 15 minute intermission.
The show runs approximately 2.5 hours with one 15 minute intermission
Yes. Hark Up strives to provide family friendly entertainment with a focus on retelling the Christmas Story in a way everyone can understand. All of our songs and material are suited for children.
Unlike other area Christmas shows, each year Hark Up develops a completely new program with new songs. We are always adding new performers and giving different people new performance opportunities. This makes every year super different than the year before
Hark Up is composed of a mix of professionally trained musicians, dancers and singers as well as first timers! We are proud of the diverse levels of experience our cast has to offer and it’s one of the many things that makes Hark Up so unique.
Yes! All cast members head out to the lobby after every show. You can meet up with your favorite performer and grab a picture with them! Make sure to use #harkup20
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Please refer to your personalized discount code and enter it before checking out online. If you are having difficulty please call the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship Box Office at (616) 574-5600.
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