June 28, 2016

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Dozens filmed in Public Square for movie montage

Rick Rudolph demonstrates the Batusi, a move made famous by Adam West in the 1960s “Batman” TV series and recreated by John Travolta and Uma Thurman in the movie “Pulp Fiction,” to a dance mob of children and adults Sunday afternoon in Medina Public Square. Video from the afternoon will be used in December to open “Rick and Jim’s Big Christmas Show.” (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Local comedians Jim Dove and Rick Rudolph ask them to come on down and they did.

About 50 people gathered Sunday on Medina’s Public Square to film a dance mob that will be used as the opening for “Rick and Jim’s Big Christmas Show” in December.

The duo describe the live show as a mixture of sketch comedy, singing and dancing.

After creating a Medina Christmas tradition for five years until 2010, the two took a break from the annual shows when life got in the way, but they wanted to come back with a bang.

Participants in the dance mob included the Medina Centre for Dance Art, Jazzercise and the Oasis Dance troupe. Children and adults danced to Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero.”

This year’s show will be 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at the Haddad Theater in the Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway St., in Medina.

Tickets cost $10 and can be bought at the door or online at www.rickandjim.com.

The show is different each year.

Rudolph said, “It’s like ‘Shrek.’ Adults laugh at it and kids love it.”

Dove offered an alternative description.

“It’s like the ‘Carol Burnett Show’ — if Harvey Korman and Tim Conway got their own show,” he said.

The dance was filmed by Armstrong Cable, and will also be used for a feature on Dove and Rudolph.

Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.