You may or may not be aware that the beloved CBS game show “The Price is Right” has a traveling stage show called The Price is Right Live. The live stage show is currently touring across the country and on October 3 the show stops in Atlanta at the Fabulous Fox Theater on Peachtree Street. Tickets range from 42.50 to 67.60. According to information on the online ticket site, those that want a chance to be selected as contestants on the live stage show must register with so-called “producers” starting at 1 p.m. at the Fox. The registration is a similar process that the CBS version uses to cast audience members for contestant’s row. Sounds exciting right, well before you buy your ticket or have those cheesy TPIS t-shirts printed, there are a few things you need to know. Please read the entire article.
First off the current version of the “Price is Right” has been on the air since 1972 where the legendary Bob Barker and his famous Barker Beauties awarded contestants with trips, cars and cash. Barker hosted the CBS show from 1972 until 2007 where he passed the skinny microphone to funnyman Drew Carey. The game show you see weekdays on CBS is filmed in Los Angeles at the CBS Television City production facility. In order to appear on the daytime version of the show, first you must already be in the L.A. area and must order tickets to be in the audience, sometimes weeks in advance. To be a contestant you have to go through a brief audition while waiting for a chance to get a seat in the audience as a ticket doesn’t guarantee entry to the taping. During the audition, you have only a few moments to make an impression on the producers who are usually looking for energetic, colorful and authentic people. After several hours in line people are seated on a first come first serve basis, so the earlier you arrive the better your chances. The producers select contestants prior to the start of the show. So if you want the real experience of being on “The Price is Right” and you plan on being in the Los Angeles area, then order tickets from “TPIR” website at CBS.com. That is the basics of the TV version, which is completely different from what’s traveling around the country.
Here is what you need to know about the show coming to Fox Theater in Atlanta on October 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
The Price is Right Live is not the televised show seen in Atlanta on WGCL-TV.
Neither Drew Carey or retired host Bob Barker will be on stage to greet the lucky few on Contestant’s Row.
Of the hundreds of people attending the show, only a handful will be selected to participate in the pricing games.
If you are expecting to win thousands of dollars, a new car or a trip around the world; you’ll likely be very disappointed.
The Price is Right Live is merely a watered down version of the TV show that we all know and love. There will be prizes to be won, however don’t expect them to be as big or glamorous as those you see on TV. This is pretty much a mock game show where contestants play similar games as the TV version but are awarded much smaller prizes. Oh and there is one big difference, you are paying them to attend. That’s right; your $58 ticket only gets you entry into the show but doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get the chance to win prizes. So before you go just know that the cost of parking if your drive and tickets could be the price for an evening of entertainment. Most people attending will want to be a contestant and win a prize; actually only a few will. So there will be theater full of disappointed folks.
There are many negative reviews from people who have attended the show at its previous stops. Most talk about the number of people attending that did not realize the stage show wasn’t the TV version.
According to several online accounts of the stage show, for each new round a new set of contestants are chosen. So if you are selected you only have one shot to get on stage to compete for a prize. So If by chance you do happen to win that sports car or a trip to Alaska, remember that the IRS will be waiting for you with a bill for the taxes on the prize you won. However I don’t think that’ll be a problem for the Atlanta show. So if you go just be armed with this information so you won’t be too disappointed as you walk out onto Peachtree Street at 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Good luck!
Tickets to The Price is Right Live are available via Ticketmaster and its online partner. For a chance to be a contestant you must register with the show’s producers starting at 1 p.m. at the Fox Theater. This is not the TV version but a scaled down stage show.
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