With the unfortunate death of game show and Price is Right legend Bob Barker this year, there might not be a more serendipitous time for the stage-show adaptation of the long-running program to make a comeback in Iowa.

The Price is Right has become so ingratiated in pop culture, not only as one of the most popular game shows in television history, but also as staple daytime viewing. The old joke is that 90s kids watched the Bob Barker-hosted show whenever they stayed home sick from school. A diet of chicken noodle soup, ginger ale, and Plinko was able to cure everything from a raspy voice to strep throat as far as we were concerned as children,

Now, those kids and their parents in eastern Iowa will have the opportunity to see The Price is Right: Live, the stage-show adaptation of the popular game-show. It's an interactive show that travels to various cities in hopes of bringing the magic of the long-running CBS show to audiences.

The Price is Right: Live comes to the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids on March 13th, 2024. The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets go on sale this Friday, October 13th.

Photo Credit: FSCJ Artist Series, YouTube
Photo Credit: FSCJ Artist Series, YouTube

As reported by KCRG and multiple other outlets, contestants will be randomly selected to play familiar Price is Right games, including:

  • Plinko
  • Cliffhangers
  • The Big Wheel
  • The Showcase

Some won't even have to leave their seats to win a prize!

Photo Credit: KCCI, YouTube
Photo Credit: KCCI, YouTube

Everyone’s favorite game show is on its way to you, along with the chance to win a share of the more than $12 million in cash and fabulous prizes we’ve given away! - per The Price is Right: Live's website

When the great Bob Barker passed away in August, I wrote about his connection to the great state of Iowa, in addition to the contagiously positive effect he had on show contestants and viewers alike. You can read more about that here.

I was a Naval Aviation Cadet station at Iowa State University in Ames [....] My first instructor's name was 'Shivers' [in 1943] I loved it, I had a great time [....] We used to go into Des Moines, and the first Manhattan I ever drank was in Babe's bar, I remember that! - Bob Barker to KCCI


Learn more about The Price is Right: Live coming to Cedar Rapids, IA in March 2024 on KCRG's website.

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