Last April Price is Right Live! announced the game show would visit the Majestic. We called in sick to our jobs, using the time to intensively study price points of common consumer goods -- blenders, dreaded dinette sets, sexytime hot tubs and jet skis -- so that victory would be a lock if Not Bob Barker called our names.
Then, they canceled the thing.
In hindsight the crushing depression that followed was for the best, because the show's got a new tour manager who assures us that this time it's completely, totally, really coming. AND it's being hosted by Jerry Springer.
Yeah. Jerry "stand back and let 'em bludgeon each other with stage props" Springer might ask you for anecdotal facts.
Jerry "56th Mayor of Cincinnati" Springer could say "are you familiar with PLINKO?" -- like anyone isn't familiar with PLINKO.
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Jerry "final thought" Springer will be the freakin' sheriff of the Showcase Showdown.
Next Saturday, November 2, Price is Right Live! will be at the Eisemann Center's Hill Performance Hall. Here's the ticket link. If you just want a shot at being a contestant you'll need to register for a chance at an area near the venue box office 3 hours prior to show time.
Here's what Price's people have to say:
The Price Is Right Live! is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to "Come On Down" to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show. From Plinko to Cliffhangers to the Big Wheel, and even the fabulous Showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show.
Playing to near sold out audiences for nearly nine years, The Price Is Right Live! has given away more than 10 million dollars in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.2 million tickets.
The show is designed to allow consumers to enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, but while actually in the audience watching it live.
Registration to become a contestant opens 3 hours before the show time in each city. All consumers are eligible to register to be a contestant on The Price Is Right Live tour, whether or not they have purchased a ticket to view the show. During the open contestant registration, consumers enter their names into a random drawing. 60 names are randomly selected as potential contestants. Names from this selection of 60 are then randomly called as necessary as needed for gameplay. Having your name selected as one of the 60 does not guarantee participation.