BRANSON, Mo., July 1, 2012 — “Branson’s newest show, The Price Is Right, Live, hosted by Bob Goen, adds a unique dimension to the live shows from which Branson audiences have to pick,” said Stephanie Milton, Director of Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. “Where else can a person go and, on a daily basis, have the choices of live entertainment that Branson shows offer,” she continued.
Milton points out that Branson has spectacular production shows such as Samson, The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama, Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai, Legend of Kung Fu, Yakov’s Dinner Adventure and Dolly Partons’s Stampede to mention a few. It has music and comedy variety shows like Presleys’ Country Jubilee, SIX and Pierce Arrow; music shows of every type and genre from the Oakridge Boys, Haygoods, Duttons, George Dyer, The Rankins, Clay Cooper, It and American Idol® Finalists in The Finalists Live! to the comedy of Yakov Smirnoff, Jim Stafford and others along with a tremendous variety of other shows. With all that variety however, it does not have a show like The Price Is Right, Live.
Produced by Fremantle Media, who produce the CBS daytime version of the show, The Price Is Right, Live,” will open in Branson at the Welk Resort Theatre on July 9 and run through December 29. Following the format of the daytime version of the show, audience members can win cash, appliances, and even a new car when they “Come on Down” and play the game. As on the day time version of the show, after they “Come on Down,” contestants will qualify to win more prizes playing one of the shows iconic games “such as Plinko, Cliffhangers, Punch-A-Bunch, and The Big Wheel, to name just a few,” by winning the first “bidding round” and being the closest to the price of the item being bid on without going over.
Two lucky contestants will get a chance to bid on the “Showcase.” In addition, “more than 40 audience members will receive prizes.” Audience members interested in being called to “Come On Down” and compete for prizes on stage, must arrive “up to two hours before the show” to register for the opportunity to do so. Audience members not desiring to participate on stage should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show, which is scheduled for 8:00 PM from July through November 1 and December 14 through 29. Show time will be 2:00 PM November 5 through December 8.
Bob Goen, “among the best-known broadcast personalities in the world,” will host The Price Is Right, Live Among other things, Goen was a long time co-host on “Entertainment Tonight;” has hosted the “Miss Universe,” “Miss USA” and “Miss Teen USA” Pageants and, as a game show host, has hosted the daytime version of “Wheel of Fortune,” and both the “Family Feud Live” and “The Price is Right Live” in Las Vegas and other locations.”
For additional information or tickets for the Price Is Right, Live or any of Branson’s other shows and attractions or for lodging arrangements please contact the Branson Tourism Center (BTC), one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services. BTC can be reached by either calling their toll free number 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.