The Price is Right Live arrives at the Wharton Center on October 23, offering students the chance to win big prizes by participating in this popular game show.
Entrants will take part in games like Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and Showcase for a chance to win a share of $12 million on offer.
Wharton Center public relations director Bob Hoffman said the show sold out when he visited East Lansing in 2012. The excitement was so great that when Hoffman was working on the event, a woman saw his shirt The Price is Right and loved it so much. that he took it off his back to give it to her.
“It just brings in such a diverse audience… Everyone was so excited to be there,” Hoffman said. “It’s still just a fun shakeup. You have fun, you laugh. It’s part of America. It’s been going on forever.
Rayna Gold, a theater junior and student president at Wharton, thinks students may perceive the game show to be more aimed at family audiences than college students. However, with the prize offered to those who sign up to compete as contestants, she thinks the opportunity could spark interest from “broke students”.
“I honestly didn’t know the Wharton Center hosted shows like Price is Right and had super interactive TV shows coming up,” Gold said. “We think it’s a great opportunity for new people or people who aren’t necessarily interested in the arts to come to the Wharton Center.”
Meridian Entertainment Lansing manager Janelle Hopkins knows the Wharton’s space is perfect for setting up a Hollywood stage for the show. She said the ideal candidate for the show is anyone who loves The Price is Right and wants to try their luck in the various games that will be held.
“The show is for everyone,” Hopkins said. “We get a lot of families with younger family members through grandparents. Since The Price is Right is ageless, it’s great for spending some quality time, although you had to be of age (18) to play as a contestant We have lots of couples coming and lots of ladies nights.
Although the tour has yet to choose a host for Lansing, the team is excited to see who can bring the energy and life of the show to campus.
The interactive game show will take place in the Cobb Great Hall on Sunday, October 23 at 6 p.m., offering $44.50 tickets to celebrate with entrants, and even winners, of the big prizes the prize is just has to offer.
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