NICKELODEON’S DOUBLE DARE KICKS OFF MULTI-CITY
U.S. TOUR, HOSTED BY MARC SUMMERS
AND ORIGINAL SIDEKICK ROBIN RUSSO
Double Dare Live, Produced in Partnership with
Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment, to Visit
Cities Across North America Beginning October 30
Tickets on Sale Friday, Aug. 24, at 10:00 a.m.
NEW YORK-Aug. 20, 2018- Nickelodeon, in partnership with Red Tail Productions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Red Tail Entertainment, and CB Entertainment, announced today Nickelodeon’s Double Dare Live, a multi-city live stage tour inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare. Featuring original host Marc Summers and his beloved sidekick Robin Russo, the live stage show will debut in Fayetteville, NC, on October 30 and will tour North America through November. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. Fans can visit doubledarelivetour.com for a list of upcoming Double Dare Live tour cities, times and ticket information.
“Hosting the Double Dare Live tour couldn’t be any more exciting, and I look forward to bringing the fun and messiness of Double Dare to audiences across the country,” said Marc Summers. “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.”
Double Dare Live will feature 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.
The brand-new Double Dare series premiered this summer and ranks in the top three shows with Kids 6-11 on all TV. The new Double Dare TV series 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.
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’S DOUBLE DARE LIVE TOUR CITIES AND DATES:
Oct. 30 • Fayetteville, NC • Crown Theatre (opening night)
Nov. 1 • Cincinnati, OH • Taft Theatre
Nov. 2 • Charlotte, NC • Ovens Auditorium
Nov. 3 • Baltimore, MD • UMBC Events Center
Nov. 4 • Norfolk, VA • Constant Center
Nov. 7 • Milwaukee, WI • Miller High Life Theatre
Nov. 8 • Indianapolis, IN • Murat Theatre
Nov. 9 • Nashville, TN • TPAC
Nov. 10 • Rosemont, IL • Rosemont Theatre
Nov. 11 • Cleveland, OH • State Theatre
Nov. 14 • Hartford, CT • Bushnell
Nov. 15 • Newark, NJ • NJPAC
Nov. 16 • Rochester, NY • Auditorium Theatre
Nov. 18 • Pittsburgh, PA • Benedeum Center
Double Dare Live is produced by Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment.
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.
Nickelodeon, now in its 39th 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 company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. 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).
RED TAIL ENTERTAINMENT AND ERTH VISUAL & PHYSICAL
ANNOUNCE A NEW SHOW AND NATIONAL TOUR
THIS TIME, THE CREATOR’S OF ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE
WANT TO TAKE YOU TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN
(For Immediate Release)
Erth Visual & Physical, Inc. and Red Tail Entertainment are pleased to announce that their new family show Erth’s PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE will tour North America extensively in late 2018 and 2019.
Erth’s PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE is created in Australia by Erth Visual & Physical, who spent years scouring the seven seas, collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep for their giant theatrical aquarium. This show explores the unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago. PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE follows the enormously successful ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE, which introduced a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs which roamed the planet 65 million years ago. Both shows feature a large-scale cast of creatures brought to life by sophisticated design, theatrical presentation and puppet mastery. PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM is a real adventure taking place at the bottom of the ocean; the audience experience is enriched via immersive techniques that make them feel as though they are sometimes swimming with the creatures in the tank.
Erth’s PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE and DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE are produced in the North America by Red Tail Entertainment; the Erth/Red Tail collaboration is dedicated to offering entertaining family shows that are based in the real science of paleontology. Children can watch and learn, while interacting with the creatures in a fun, educational and unique presentation. Erth shows use actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to science.
Erth Visual & Physical, Inc. is a company fueled by beautiful accidents; they are a team of creators, makers and performers, pushing the limits of design, content and experience. For over twenty-five years Erth’s puppetry-based theatrical productions and innovative community projects have challenged and inspired audiences across the world, driven by a special interest in natural history, indigenous folklore, sociology and urban mythology. Today the company is recognized internationally as an innovator of physical and visual theatre, and a creator of brave, unbridled work for children. Erth’s work tours year-round internationally, has been featured in all major Australian arts festivals, and has appeared at international events including the Sydney Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Hong Kong Fringe, Galway Arts Festival (IR), Stockton International Riverside Festival (UK), Singapore Arts Festival, the Festival of Arts & Ideas (USA), Shanghai World Expo, the opening of the Mall of Qatar (UAE), and the Hampyeong Butterfly Festival (South Korea).
ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE is written and directed by Scott Wright, co-founder of Erth Visual and Physical Inc. and its Artistic Director since inception in 1990. He trained as a dancer and choreographer in Victoria in southeast Australia, and is a multi-skilled artist incorporating puppetry (one of his greatest loves), movement, acting, aerial, stilts and pyrotechnics. Currently he is working with renowned Italian director Chiara Guidi having just finished production on Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium. Scott has also produced work based upon the last thylacine (the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times) kept in Australian captivity. Some of Scott’s personal interests include the survival of indigenous folklore, exploring how ancient stories can be retrieved and presented to new audiences, work which has taken him into remote communities throughout Australia. He is also fiercely active in making work that is inclusive for children with and/or without disability but also making work with adults with disability as collaborators.
Red Tail Entertainment/Phillip Drayer produces and presents a wide variety of entertainment throughout North America. Through its division Red Tail Productions, the company produces a wide range of quality entertainment ranging from Broadway musicals to family theater, including the acclaimed Broadway hit A Night with Janis Joplin (whose title performer, Mary Bridget Davies was honored with a Tony Award nomination), Do You Hear the People Sing, Cirque Musica, Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries and Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, which has successfully toured North America for four years to an audience of over half a million people. 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.
Mr. Drayer is a Texas-based entrepreneur whose career spans over fifty years. He was an early member of the high technology industry working for the industry leaders. Additionally, he founded and built two publicly traded semiconductor companies. In 2000, Forbes named his company as one of the top 50 of the best run company’s in the U.S. During that year, he was presented the Top CEO award by Morgan Stanley Ventures in Silicon Valley. Mr. Drayer has a long philanthropic history which include twelve years of service on the Lamar University Engineering Advisory Council and Lamar University Foundation. The university acknowledged his contributions by awarding him the honor of naming the Electrical Engineering Department in his name. In 1989 Mr. Drayer and his wife Karen, founded and helped develop the, now Internationally recognized, “Wildlife Health Center” on the Davis campus of the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine. The center, modeled after a Silicon Valley start-up, is dedicated to educating and training veterinarians to solve wildlife and ecosystem problems throughout the globe. In recognition of their service, the university recently named the center the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center.
ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE is designed by Steve Howarth, with sound design by Phil Downing and animation by Christian J. Heinrich. Illustrations are by Gabbie Paananen and lighting design is by Neil Simpson. Sharon Kerr is Executive Director. Drew Fairley and Catherine McNamara are co-writers and served as performers in the Australia production.
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium is supported by Carriageworks’ IN DEVELOPMENT program.
For more information visit www.PrehistoricAquarium.com or visit Prehistoric Aquarium on Facebook.
Exclusive worldwide booking for Erth’s PREHSITORIC AQUARIUM ADVANTURE: The Brad Simon Organization www.bsoinc.com
35 CONCERTS Joins RED TAIL ENTERTAINMENT
and a Great Plan Takes Flight
(For Immediate Release)
Red Tail Entertainment is spreading its wings.
CEO Phil Drayer is pleased to announce that 35 Concerts will merge with Red Tail Entertainment and together do business under the banner of Red Tail Entertainment. The company will consist of a presenting division, Red Tail Live! – presenting great performances in the best venues in North America, and a producing division, Red Tail Productions – creating amazing entertainment for audiences world-wide. Together, Red Tail is ready to take flight.
Marc Engel, formerly President of 35 Concerts will serve as President of Red Tail Entertainment. A performing arts veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the management and programming of theatres and performing arts centers, his career includes high profile management assignments in internationally recognized venues including Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas and the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Over the last ten years, as 35 Concerts, Mr. Engel has promoted concerts in theatres and arenas in over 60 US Cities, in venues like the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Benedum Centre in Pittsburgh, Orpheum Theatre in Omaha, the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Bass Concert Hall in Austin, Jackson Hall in Nashville, the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, and the Altria Theatre in Richmond. His previous experience includes promotions in Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, VA, among many others. 35 Concerts’ presenting history includes a wide range of shows and artists which span genres from 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.
Phil Drayer will continue to serve as CEO of Red Tail Entertainment where he has produced and presented a wide variety of shows throughout North America ranging from Broadway musicals to family shows, to concerts featuring internationally recognized recording artists. Red Tail has a tremendous track record of producing and presenting events in a variety of venues, including theatres, performing arts centers and arenas throughout the U.S. and Canada. A Texas-based entrepreneur with an interest in family entertainment, he is the lead producer of the hit interactive show Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live which has successfully toured North America for four years. With partner Erth Visual and Physical in Sydney, Australia, Red Tail will debut their second show, Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure in October of this year and it will tour throughout the 2018 – 2019 season and beyond. Red Tail is a producer of the Broadway hit A Night with Janis Joplin whose title performer, Mary Bridget Davies, was honored with a Tony Award Nomination. And, Red Tail is a member of the producing team of the national tour of Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, and produced the arena spectaculars Do You Hear The People Sing and Cirque Musica!
Mr. Drayer has been a key player in the high technology industry for over thirty years and built two publicly traded companies. He was named Top CEO by Morgan Stanley Ventures in Silicon Valley in 2000, and his second company was named one of Forbes Top 50 Best Run Companies in the U.S. Mr. Drayer’s philanthropic endeavors include twelve years of service on the Lamar University Foundation and the Engineering Advisory Council. The electrical engineering department at Lamar University bears his name.
Kelsey Young will serve as Vice President and Talent Buyer, USA East, of Red Tail Live! A graduate of Texas Christian University, Kelsey has been with 35 Concerts for the past three years where she successfully worked to initiate relationships and bookings in new regions and new venues, largely in the Southeast, Eastern seaboard and midwestern United States.
Deborah Barr is the General Manager of Red Tail Productions and oversees the day to day business and operation of their current shows, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live and Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. She has worked as a production and stage manager for dance, theatre, opera and ceremonial events for numerous companies and producing entities. She worked for many years as Events Manager at the University of Texas at Austin, and as a company manager on tour.
Red Tail Entertainment is located at 420 Throckmorton Street, Suite 200, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, phone (817) 355-0035.