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Is your brain hungry for toys and tools? Experience @braincandylive w/hosts @donttrythis & @vsauce on 11/19. Info @ kimmelcenter.org.
ADAM SAVAGE AND MICHAEL STEVENS BRING
ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE TO THE
KIMMEL CENTER’S ACADEMY OF MUSIC,
NOVEMBER 19, 2017
BRAIN CANDY LIVE! IT’S WHAT YOUR MIND IS HUNGRY FOR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, September 25, 2017) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is happy to report the new live show Brain Candy Live! starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-hostof the Emmy-nominated Discovery series MythBusters, and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel “Vsauce,” have added 24 cities to their 2017 tour, including a stop in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music for one-night-only on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
“We are thrilled to welcome this dynamic duo to our campus for a fun, innovative, and entertaining performance,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Audiences are in for a treat while they interact with Savage and Stevens during both an educational and hysterical evening.”
Adam Savage and Michael Stevens have joined forces to bring this one of a kind interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience to cities across the US. They’re master explainers, bringing along their crazy toys, incredible tools, and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that literally has audiences shouting "more" after their favorites. Audiences are engaged and enthusiastic test subjects and participants as they spend two hours laughing, learning, and exploring during a theatrical experience like no other.
Every night, Savage and Stevens literally can’t wait to unleash their collective sense of wonder, curiosity and fun for each new audience. They’re inviting everyone to join-in and get their minds messy as their demonstrations leap off the stage. Adam and Michael’s Brain Candy Live! experience is like a two-hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka, and Albert Einstein.
Smart is the new superpower and two of this planet's most entertaining everyday heroes are coming to your town to rescue you and your family from boredom. Join them as they use their secret recipe of fun, surprise, excitement (and just a pinch of danger) to cook-up and deliver an explosive batch of magical Brain Candy to every mind in the audience.
Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science Tour (November 5, 2017, Merriam Theater), Lindsey Stirling – Warmer in the Winter Tour (November 16, 2017, Academy of Music), Mike Birgiblia’s The New One (November 17-18, 2017, Merriam Theater) and STOMP (December 26-31, 2017, Merriam Theater).
ADAM SAVAGE AND MICHAEL STEVENS: BRAIN CANDY LIVE!
Academy of Music
November 19, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now and start at $35.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. More information at kimmelcenter.org.
About Adam Savage
One of the most highly regarded and watched series on Discovery Channel, "MythBusters" ran for 14 earth-shattering years. Co-executive produced and Co-hosted by Savage, the show mixed scientific method with problem solving gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to confirm or bust myths, popular misconceptions and creating its own signature style of explosive experimentation. Today, in addition to creating content for his website Tested.com, Adam has become a proponent for making, working with the White House to encourage kids and adults alike to get their hands dirty. He's also a regular at conventions across the country, where his elaborate and handmade costumes (such as Totoro at New York Comic Con) attract much attention ... and hugs.
About Michael Stevens
Michaels’ passion for learning, science and making curiosity contagious led him to create Vsauce in 2010. The YouTube channel captures attention with fun questions like, “What Color Is A Mirror?” “Can You Count Past Infinity?” and “Why Are Things Creepy?” Now reaching a collective 17 million subscribers with video views in excess of 2 billion, Vsauce has grown into one of the largest educational networks on the web. Last year, it received the Webby for Best Science and Education Network.
About Michael Weber
Adam Savage, Michael Stevens and director Michael Weber are the brains behind Brain Candy. Widely respected for his innovation, problem-solving and storytelling abilities, Scientific American Magazine wrote, "Michael Weber is a walking Swiss Army Knife." He has worked with a veritable “Who’s Who” of writers, directors and performers including Daren Aronofsky, Christian Bale, Don Cheadle, Wes Craven, Mos Def, Robert DeNiro, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, David Mamet, Errol Morris, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Nolan, Edward Norton, Julia Roberts, Aaron Sorkin, Martin Scorsese, George Wolfe and Robert Zemeckis. Weber's work can be seen in dozens of plays and feature films including Forest Gump, Angels in America, The Parent Trap, The Illusionist, Top Dog Underdog, The Prestige, A Year of Magical Thinking and Ocean's 13. Recent projects include a zero-gravity show to be performed on the International Space Station, an interactive candy store that allows kids to make a gumball travel over 250 miles an hour before they chew it and a magic show for the blind that takes place entirely in the dark.
About MagicSpace Entertainment
Brain Candy Live! is produced by MagicSpace Entertainment. The company 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, concerts and museum exhibits 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. They have offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, UT. www.magicspace.net
About The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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