Tuesday, November 19, 2019

'Double Dare Live' Announces Fall/Winter 2019 Farewell Tour Dates [Updated: 10/15]


Double Dare Live, Produced in Partnership with
Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment, to Visit
More Cities Across North America This Fall and Winter

Tickets on Sale Friday, April 5

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Red Tail Productions LLC and Charlie Blum Entertainment/CB Entertainment, in partnership with Nickelodeon, have announced new Fall/Winter 2019 tour dates for Double Dare Live, a multi-city live stage tour inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare!

Update (6/21) - Marc Summers has revealed that the Fall/Winter 2019 leg of the tour will serve as the Double Dare Live Farewell Tour, with the final performance being held in December 2019. This is your final chance to watch Marc perform the show LIVE! Make sure you get your tickets now at doubledarelivetour.com!

Coming off of successful fall 2018 and Spring 2019 tours, Double Dare Live – featuring original host Marc Summers and his beloved sidekick Robin Russo – will resume touring on Tuesday, October 15 in Oakland, CA and will tour North America travelling from the West Coast to the East Coast throughout Fall and Winter 2019, playing in 15 North American cities along the way!

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. Fans can visit doubledarelivetour.com for a list of upcoming Double Dare Live tour cities, times and ticket information.

Inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare, Double Dare Live features two teams comprised of selected audience members competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy physical challenges, and ultimately facing the legendary obstacle course.

Attendees can register to be a contestant on Double Dare Live by completing the Official Rules and Waiver Form on doubledarelivetour.com. Participants must be 10 years or older to be eligible to be Contestants. Only persons 18 years or older can complete the Waiver Form; a parent or legal guardian 18 years or older must complete the Official Rules and Waiver Form for children under 18 years of age. When you’ve read, completed and signed the Waiver Form, hit ‘Submit’ and it will be entered into the database for each city. When you arrive at the venue, go to the Registration Table to verify that you’ve completed Official Rules and Waiver form, and present a valid photo ID and you and any family members that you registered will be given wrist bands which indicate to the show’s host that you are eligible to be a contestant on stage. Please wear athletic shoes if you hope to be called on stage.

Fans can also upgrade their tickets to the DD VIP Experience, featuring premium show seating, a pre-show meet & greet photo opportunity with Marc Summers and Robin Russo, and an official Double Dare Live tour laminate souvenir. There are a limited number of DD VIP Experience tickets which must be purchased in advance. They are designated as ‘VIP Tickets’ in each city’s ticketing system. Purchasers should plan to arrive at the theatre approximately 90 minutes in advance of the show start time. (Check for exact details when you purchase tickets, since timing changes slightly from city to city.) Each adult and child in a group must have a DD VIP Ticket. Go to the check-in table and pick up your DD VIP laminate. Patrons will be directed to the meet & greet which ends approximately 30 minutes prior to show start time. Latecomers risk missing the opportunity.

The highly anticipated return of the Double Dare series premiered in the summer of 2018 on Nickelodeon and ranked as the year’s No. 1 new kids show with kids 6-11, while retaining the core adult audience who grew up with the original television show. The new Double Dare is hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, with original host Marc Summers providing color commentary on the challenges and lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode. Season two is currently airing on Nickelodeon.

“Hosting the Double Dare Live tour couldn’t be any more exciting, and I look forward to continuing to bring the fun and messiness of ‘Double Dare’ to audiences across the country,” Summers said. “Doing the show again with my sidekick Robin will fulfill childhood dreams of the generation that grew up with us and introduce this classic show to the next generation.”


Oakland, CA
Paramount Theatre
10/15/2019 @ 7:30pm

San Jose, CA
City National Civic
10/16/2019 @ 7:30pm

Los Angeles, CA
Microsoft Theater
10/18/2019 @ 7:30pm

Mesa, AZ
Mesa Arts Center
10/19/2019 @ 2:30pm
10/19/2019 @ 7:30pm

Las Vegas, NV
Smith Center
10/20/2019 @ 7:30pm

Seattle, WA
STG’s The Paramount Theatre
10/22/2019 @ 7:30pm

Kennewick, WA
Toyota Center
10/23/2019 @ 7:00pm

Redding, CA
Redding Civic Auditorium
10/25/2019 @ 7:00pm

Reno, NV
Pioneer Center
10/26/2019 @ 7:30pm

Eugene, OR
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
10/27/2019 @ 6:30pm

Spokane, WA
First Interstate Center for the Arts
10/28/2019 @ 7:30pm

Salt Lake City, UT
Eccles Theater
10/30/2019 @ 7:30pm

Loveland, CO
Budweiser Events Center
11/1/2019 @ 7:30pm

Casper, WY
Casper Events Center
11/2/2019 @ 7:00pm

Colorado Springs, CO
Pike’s Peak Center
11/3/2019 @ 7:00pm

Greenvale, NY
Greenvale Theater
12/6/2019 @ 7:30pm

Bangor, ME
Cross Insurance Center
12/8/2019 @ 4:00pm

Syracuse, NY
The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
12/10/2019 @ 7:30pm

Mashantucket, CT
Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater
12/13/2019 @ 8:00pm

Medford, MA
Chevalier Theatre
12/14/2019 @ 7:00pm

Reading, PA
Santander Performing Arts Center
12/15/2019 @ 7:30pm

Columbus, OH
Palace Theatre
12/16/2019 @ 7:30pm

Grand Rapids, MI
20 Monroe Live
12/18/2019 @ 7:30pm

Madison, WI
Orpheum Theater
12/19/2019 @ 7:30pm

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Don't see your city?

The 2019 touring schedule will be updated regularly as dates are made public in each city. Stay tuned for more cities soon!

Fans can also purchase awesome Double Dare Live swag here on the official Double Dare Live store.

Double Dare premiered on Oct. 6, 1986 on Nickelodeon and ran from 1986-1993, making it the network’s longest running game show. Summers served as the show’s original host from 1986-1993. Shortly after its debut, Double Dare became one of the most popular original daily programs on cable television. The series went into syndication in 1988 and was later revived as Super Sloppy Double Dare in 1989. The show also ran on broadcast television as Family Double Dare in 1988, followed by new versions on Nickelodeon, including Double Dare 2000.

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Double Dare Live is produced by Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment.

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Red Tail Productions, LLC

CEO Phillip Drayer and President Marc Engel produce and present a wide variety of entertainment throughout North America, including the acclaimed Broadway hit A Night with Janis Joplin (Tony Nomination), the spectacular Do You Hear the People Sing, Cirque Musica, Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live and Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. Through its division Red Tail-Live, the company has a tremendous track record of producing and presenting live entertainment in a variety of venues, theatres, performing arts centers and arenas throughout the U.S. and Canada presenting over a hundred events annually, spanning genres from Broadway Musicals to Country and Pop, to Classic Rock, Jazz and Comedy, and featuring heritage artists such as Tony Bennett, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton, Harry Connick, Jr., The Beach Boys, Bill Maher, and Martina McBride.

About CB Entertainment

Charlie Blum is a renowned entertainment industry executive with over 40 years of experience as a major concert promoter, talent buyer, theatre executive, television producer and artist manager. He served for almost three decades as President/CEO for Chicagoland’s premier concert facility, the Star Plaza Theatre, following more than ten years as a Vice President with the Nederlander Concerts. Charlie has worked with virtually every major artist in show business, presenting thousands of concerts featuring performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Garth Brooks, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, The Jackson Five, Christina Aguilera, The Grateful Dead, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Rod Stewart and Cher. He has executive-produced four nationally released PBS television shows, most recently, the groundbreaking “Harmonies 4 Healing” with partner Connecticut Public Broadcasting. Charlie is also the host of Lakeshore Classic Movies every weekend on PBS in Chicago.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

From Broadway World Las Vegas:

DOUBLE DARE LIVE! Announces Host Marc Summers' Farewell Tour At The Smith Center

Following more than three decades at the helm of Double Dare's slime-soaked shenanigans, Charlie Blum Entertainment / CB Entertainment and Red Tail Productions LLC, in partnership with Nickelodeon are happy - and a bit sad - to announce that the show's legendary host, Marc Summers, will be saying goodbye to Double Dare and its live tour at the end of this year, marking the conclusion of thousands of pies, numerous chocolate-covered chickens and of course, tons of slime!

Double Dare Live! will play The Smith Center in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 20. For tickets and more information, visit TheSmithCenter.com.

Marc Summers summed it up by saying, "Going out on top has always been my goal. I was able to revive the program, both on television and in theaters across the country. 'Double Dare' has been a once in a lifetime experience. For over 30 years, I have had an amazing time entertaining a couple of generations. It's always been important to me to know when to say farewell, and I believe now is that time. But this is not retirement! I have a new show launching on Discovery, a live one many show, a documentary on my life, and a few other tricks up my sleeve!"

"I want to thank my extremely loyal fan base who first discovered me on 'Double Dare,' followed me over to 'What Would You Do?,' and continue to follow me in my career and on social media."

"Double Dare" premiered on Oct. 6, 1986, on Nickelodeon, and ran from 1986-1993, making it the network's longest running game show. Marc Summers served as the show's original host from 1986-1993. Shortly after its debut, "Double Dare" became one of the most popular original daily programs on cable television. The series went into syndication in 1988 and was later revived as "Super Sloppy Double Dare" in 1989. The show also ran on broadcast television as "Family Double Dare" in 1988, followed by new versions on Nick, including "Double Dare 2000." Nickelodeon launched a successful revival of the show in the summer of 2018 to the great acclaim of the original super fans and a whole new generation of kids. All new "Double Dare" episodes will air on Nickelodeon in October and December of this year.

The Double Dare Live! national tour launched with the TV revival and has announced tour dates currently through the end of 2019. Inspired by the iconic TV game show, Double Dare Live! features two teams comprised of selected audience members competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy physical challenges and ultimately facing the legendary obstacle course.

One of the tour producers Charlie Blum said, "It has been a total joy connecting our live audiences across the country with their TV hero Marc Summers while touring Double Dare Live. His command of the audience and the messiest game show on tour is mind-boggling and he will be sorely missed."


From the Las Vegas Review-Journal (click link for video interview with Marc Summers!):

‘Double Dare Live!’ allows grown-ups to fulfill childhood fantasy

If you’re between the ages of 24 and 38, you probably know who Marc Summers is.

Moreover, you’ve likely spent countless hours pondering the most efficient way to crack an egg over your forehead, scale a whipped cream-laden slide and snag a flag out of the nostrils of a giant nose.

For those who never got a shot at starring on “Double Dare” in the ’80s and ’90s, “Double Dare Live!” gives grown-ups a chance to take on the obstacle course in adulthood — in all of its messy, slimy glory.

The live show, which will be at The Smith Center for one night on Sunday, re-creates the television show on stage.

Rather than featuring just two teams of four people, 80 people from the audience will be selected to participate in rounds of trivia and physical challenges.

Returning to the helm is Summers, who hosted the Nickelodeon game show “Double Dare” as well as “Super Sloppy Double Dare” and “Family Double Dare.”

The TV show pitted two families against each other in trivia. The winning family could then go on to compete in a physical challenge such as filling a container with slime or launching a pie into a teammate’s oversized pants within 30 seconds.

Whichever team scored the most points could run the obstacle course.

The first act of the stage production pits kids and adults against each other in challenges such as “Musical Pies,” a variation on “Musical Chairs.”

In the second act, teams of four compete in the obstacle course, winning $100 for each obstacle completed within 60 seconds and $1,000 if the team completes all eight.

Many memorable obstacles from the show will make an appearance on The Smith Center stage, including “Pick It” — the giant nose that may or may not sneeze green slime all over contestants.

“We walk them through the course and try to give them every hint,” Summers says. “They don’t realize that it’s really difficult to climb up the slide when you’ve got whipped cream on your shoes. Adults just lose their minds like they did when they were 10 or 11 years old.”

Summers finds that, while the show is geared toward kids, many grown-ups come without any kids in tow.

“I explain to them that when they were kids, they would yell at the screen thinking they could do physical challenges better than the kids on the show,” Summers explains with a laugh. “And a lot of times they mess it up because they can’t believe they’re finally going to live out their childhood fantasy. You just see it go down the tubes!”

Summers, who also hosted “What Would You Do” on Nickelodeon in the ’90s and “Unwrapped” on Food Network, says that “Double Dare” got its start when Nickelodeon found that kids didn’t have a game show of their own.

“They took Truth or Dare and added questions. And then if you couldn’t answer it, you had the physical challenge aspect and then the obstacle course,” Summers says. “It became that at 5:30, America would stop. We were just at the right place at the right time and parents would let their kids sit and watch this ridiculous show.”

In its initial run, Summers hosted live shows in 15,000-seat theaters.

“It was pandemonium,” he says. “It was like being a rock star for kids. It was just so gigantic. And so when we did it this time, I said I don’t want to play those big theaters, I’d rather play a more intimate place such as this. So it’s been much better I think this way.”

Summers says that the secret sauce that made “Double Dare” a big hit the first time around still is relevant.

“Kids like getting messy,” he says. “The first day I walked on the set, there were all these obstacles and they were putting whipped cream and chocolate syrup on them. I said, ‘What is this?’ And they said, ‘Well, we think kids want to get messy.’ And I thought, ‘Well, I’ll be going home real soon.’ ”

For millennials and Gen-Xers who wish to live out their childhood fantasies, Summers has three tips.

The first is to show enthusiasm when Summers scans the audience for volunteers to join him on stage.

If you succeed in getting picked to go onstage, listen to Summers’ directions. For instance, when tasked with climbing Sundae Sliders, use the railing to climb, rather than the desert-covered slide.

And finally, make sure to bring a change of clothes.


Update (19/11) - The Double Dare Live tour stop at the The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater in Syracuse, New York on December 10 has unfortunately been cancelled. “Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the Double Dare Live performance on Dec. 10th in Syracuse, NY has regrettably been cancelled," the tour said in a statement. "Refunds will be available from the original point of purchase.”

Refunds for tickets, which ranged in price from $35 to $65, will be available through Ticketmaster or the Solvay Bank Box Office at The Oncenter, depending on where you purchased them.

The tour, set to be Summer’s “farewell” to the show, also previously canceled stops in Wyoming, Washington and Oregon earlier this fall. Upcoming dates appear to still be on as scheduled in other cities, including Bangor, Maine; Mashantucket, Connecticut; Medford, Massachusetts; and Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Originally published: Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:02pm GMT.

H/T: Broadway World Montana, Anime Superhero Forum /@Magitroopa; Additional source: syracuse.com, Fox17.
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