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!
IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!
We cannot wait for you to see our latest musical extravaganza, Hark Up Christmas 2023! Each year we love to surprise our audience with new songs and Hark Up’s unique approach to Christmas classics all grounded in the meaning of Christmas. Join us December 1, 2, & 3 right at our second home, DeVos Center for Arts & Worship. This will be a show you will NOT want to miss.
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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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Hark Up 2023!
Tickets go on SALE October 16.
Big Band, Full Orchestra, Choir, Featured Dancers and More!
Friday, December 1
Saturday, December 2
at 3:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 3
at 1:30pm and 5:30pm
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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