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"ALTON BROWN LIVE! THE EDIBLE INEVITABLE TOUR"Posted Jun. 5, 2013
Alton Brown, Iron Chef host and renowned television personality, is taking his brand of quirky humor and culinary science on the road with the "Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour." Brown will appear at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas Feb. 9, 2014.
Tickets range from $25 to $90 and go on sale June 20. Pre-sales for Performing Arts Center members take place June 17 and 18. Performing Arts Center package buyers can purchase tickets beginning June 19. The $90 tickets include a special 35-minute VIP Meet and Greet with Alton Brown, with a limit of 100 participants. The Meet and Greet package includes orchestra seating, a pre-signed 8 by 10 photo, a 10-minute question and answer session and an opportunity to have a photo taken with Alton Brown.
Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at www.tusc.kent.edu or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking is available for all shows.
Recently named Best Food TV Personality at The Munchies, Brown's tour promises to be an eventful evening of stand-up comedy, talks show antics, multimedia lecture, live music and food experimentation. Be prepared. Ponchos will be involved. The show will offer an interactive component in which audience members will have the opportunity to serve as Brown's trusted assistants on stage. For those hoping to sip at the pure source of Brownian wit and wisdom, this is a must-see extravaganza for the whole family.
"I've been cultivating material for this show for about a decade so it'll feel pretty darned good to finally get it out of my head and onto a stage," said Brown. "I feel we've come up with some pretty amazing food demos, and the multi-media segments are solid….but I do have to say I'm a bit nervous about the singing parts."
About Alton Brown
Although Alton Brown spent plenty of time in his mom's kitchen growing up, his real interest in food sparked in college when he discovered that girls who said "no" to dates sometimes said "yes" if he offered to cook for them. His social life never ignited, but the food spark did and after spending a decade behind the camera in the commercial industry, he headed to culinary school in hopes of one day creating a new kind of cooking show. Good Eats, the show that Brown would go on to write, produce, and host ran for 13 straight years on Food Network before making the jump to Cooking Channel where it airs to this day. Combining food science, pop culture, skit humor, innovative cooking, and the occasional belching puppet, Good Eats has millions of fans and garnered a coveted Peabody Award for broadcast excellence in 2007.
Brown has also served as the culinary commentator of Iron Chef America for 11 seasons, and hosted Next Iron Chef for five. In 2012, he joined the cast of Food Network Star as a mentor and yes...one of his team members won. Brown took home the James Beard Award for top food show host in 2011 and the medal bookends match nicely with the one his first book nabbed in 2002. Speaking of books, he's written seven, the last three of which made the New York Times Best Sellers List.
Brown's newest venture is his touring stage show which combines many of the elements that made his television shows so unique with some new tricks such as live music, highly unorthodox culinary demonstrations, multi-media presentations and lots of audience participation.
About MagicSpace Entertainment
MagicSpace Entertainment is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows and concerts worldwide for over 30 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in North America, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 250 events in 75 cities per year. Broadway credits include Donny & Marie – A Broadway Christmas, Hello Dolly! starring Carol Channing; The Who's Tommy, American Idiot and RAIN - A Tribute To The Beatles On Broadway. National tour credits include Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage starring in Mythbusters - Behind The Myths, Alton Brown Live, Post Secret – Unheard Voices, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, Donny & Marie Christmas, Experience the Beatles with RAIN, David Copperfield, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line and concert tours by Nathan Pacheco, Janet Jackson, Cher, Fleetwood Mac to name just a few. In the UK, MagicSpace credits include Let It Be in the West End and an 11 city tour of Donny & Marie Live. Special tours and events produced or presented on the road include Tutankhamaun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition, Titanic: The Exhibition and Diana – A Celebration. MagicSpace Entertainment has offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, UT. www.magicspace.net
Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
June 5, 2013