For Immediate Release
March 8, 2017
Hilarie Szarowicz (616) 742-6397
Surprise! Brand new Peppa Pig live show coming to Grand Rapids on November 7
Tickets for “Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Surprise!” at SMG-managed
DeVos Performance Hall go on sale March 11
Grand Rapids— Surprise, Peppa Pig fans! A brand new, live stage show ensures Peppa Pig will be touring North America through 2017 and beyond. Peppa Pig’s Surprise will visit more than 60 cities, stopping by DeVos Performance Hall on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6 PM. The Peppa Pig stage show, based on Entertainment One’s (eOne) top-rated TV series, airing daily on Nick Jr., is one of the most successful family theater tours in U.S. history. One hundred twenty five venues have completely sold out with 300,000 tickets sold in the U.S. to date.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 11 at 10 AM. Ticket prices are $15, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 and $136 (VIP). Tickets will be available at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. A purchase limit of eight (8) tickets will apply to every order and prices are subject to change. (VIP ticket includes reserved seating in the first 15 rows, exclusive access to the Peppa Pig Party after the show with healthy snacks and water, meet & greet photo opportunity with Peppa Pig cast on the pink carpet, exclusive Peppa Pig party gift, and on-site party concierge. All ticket holders – both children and adults – are require to purchase a Party Pass (VIP) in order to attend the Peppa Pig Party.)
In Peppa Pig’s Surprise, it’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and her younger brother George, but no matter how hard they try, they cannot guess what it is. Audiences will enjoy interactive fun, games and, of course, many surprises. The live show encompasses the charming, colorful nature of the incredibly popular television series and features brand-new songs and life-size puppets that walk, talk, dance, and jump up and down to give audiences a unique, interactive theatrical experience from the moment the curtain opens. The fun-filled show brings the hit TV series to life on stage, giving families the opportunity to engage with their favorite characters like never before in an unforgettable first live theater experience.
“Peppa Pig’s Surprise promises to be the perfect theater show for all preschoolers,” said Director Richard Lewis, who returns to adapt episodes from the hit TV show for stage as he did with the touring smash hit Peppa Pig’s Big Splash. “It’s been an incredible experience seeing the children’s reactions to the live stage show. It just confirms that Peppa Pig really is a worldwide phenomenon.”
“Audience response has been overwhelmingly positive to the first tour and we look forward to bringing Peppa’s story to life on stage once again with a whole new adventure,” said Jonathan Shank, Executive Producer, Red Light Management. “Kids love interacting with these characters on stage.”
SMG has managed DeVos Place since 1994 and Van Andel Arena since 1996. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 240 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 130 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit smgworld.com.