Come on down… you're the next contestant on "The Game Show Show!"
From the creators of The Retro Dome comes a new musical comedy that celebrates America's love affair with TV game shows. "Thanks For Playing...The Game Show Show!" (also known simply as, "The Game Show Show!") opens Friday October 5, 2012 and performs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30. Tickets are now on sale for performances through November 18th.
Last spring, with the support of fans, friends, and family, Guggenheim Entertainment, Inc. was successful in raising funds through a KickStarter campaign that allowed the team at The Retro Dome to workshop THANKS FOR PLAYING... THE GAME SHOW SHOW! Voted "Standout New Work" by the Silicon Valley Small Venue Theatre Awards, fans and critics alike loved the show and wanted more. During a summer hiatus, the creators worked to take all of the feedback from fans and friends to improve the production with its witty lyrics, handsome hosts, original tunes, audience participation, unpredictable contestants, beautiful models, and fabulous prizes.
The production is penned by Shannon, Scott and Stephen Guggenheim, the creators of the holiday extravaganzas "The MeshugaNutcracker" and "Santastic!" They are also the team behind San Jose hits "Shout: the Mod Musical", "Schoolhouse Rock Live!", "Xanadu", "The Sisters of Swing" and many more gleefully kitschy diversions.
The Retro Dome presents The Game Show Show Opening Oct 5
With "The Game Show Show!" the Guggenheims and their talented team of designers and
professional performers take audiences on a nostalgic trip back to the classic TV game shows of
postwar America. Night after night in the 1950s and '60s, network game shows kept Americans
glued to their sets waiting to see who would become the next BIG WINNER! With original music that celebrates a bygone era, a witty (scandal-filled!) script, audience participation, unpredictable contestants, and fabulous prizes, "The Game Show Show!" will bring the game show world to life in this world premiere on The Retro Dome stage. This original musical is a kick for anyone who loves TV game shows like "What's My Line", "Price is Right", "Queen for a Day", "Beat the Clock", "I've Got a Secret" and "Match Game." The creators pay homage to all of those game shows and many more in this new musical, which combines the excitement of live TV game shows with the scandal of the1950s rigged quiz show investigations. Patrons are encouraged to get their tickets early and ask for a Nielsen Seat to help influence the outcome of the show.
Says Co-Creator and Director Scott Guggenheim: "The fun is contagious and takes guests back to a time when hosts-with-the-most made everyone with a television set wish they could win a Dream House or vie for the chance to answer the $81,000 Question. Guests will enjoy dozens of popular and classic game show references packed into this full-length world premiere musical comedy. Don't miss it... you'll laugh your BLANK off."
THANKS FOR PLAYING... THE GAME SHOW SHOW! is produced for The Retro Dome by Guggenheim Entertainment with Book and Lyrics by Shannon Guggenheim; Music by Shannon Guggenheim, Stephen Guggenheim, and Thomas Tomasello; and based on a concept by director Scott Evan Guggenheim. The production stars Shannon Guggenheim, Stephen Guggenheim, Paul Cosentino, Susan Gundunas, Ray Renati, Heather Stokes, Scott Jackson, and Bronni Bakke.
THANKS FOR PLAYING... THE GAME SHOW SHOW! will open Friday, October 5.
Tickets are now on sale for performances through November 18th.