GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new musical from Detroit Free Press columnist and author Mitch Albom is making its Grand Rapids debut.
The plot of “Hockey – The Musical!” centers on God’s decision to eliminate one sport — hockey — and fans’ plea to keep it. It will debut at a private showing at Wealthy Theatre Thursday.
“It’s about as ridiculous as it sounds. It was made just for laughs. There’s no meaning of life — ‘Spamalot’ on skates, basically,” Albom told 24 Hour News 8 Thursday afternoon. “I always loved hockey. I always thought it was funny. You know, you sit in a box when you do something wrong. They throw octopuses. They have Russians and Finns and Swedes. And it turned out to be a really funny show. … If you’re not laughing every four seconds, we’re doing something wrong.”
Proceeds will benefit Hospice of Michigan.
“I’ve been very involved with hospice for the last several decades, ever since I wrote ‘Tuesdays with Morrie.’ Morrie had hospice people with him. And then I’ve served on national boards and local boards. In my own personal life, I was involved with hospice, sadly, just recently with a little girl of mine from Haiti from the orphanage we run,” Albom said. “So I thought it was a great partnership. We’ve done it before with them and we’re happy to do it again.”
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