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Marc Summers, host of Double Dare, is retiring

(SYRACUSE, NY)- Charlie Blum Entertainment / CB Entertainment, Red Tail
Productions LLC, in partnership with Nickelodeon, are happy, and a bit sad, to announce that the show’s legendary host, Marc Summers, will be saying goodbye to the live tour. The end of this year will mark the conclusion of thousands of pies, numerous chocolate-covered chickens and of course, tons of slime! Following the 2019 national tour dates, Marc will say farewell to Double Dare Live.

Double Dare Live will play in Syracuse, NY at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater on December 10, 2019. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Oct. 11th at 10am on Ticketmaster.com or at the Solvay Bank Box Office (760 S. State St., Syracuse, NY 13202).

Marc Summers summed it up by saying, “Going out on top has always been my goal. I was able to revive the program, both on television and in theaters across the country. Double Dare has been a once in a lifetime experience. For over 30 years, I have had an amazing time entertaining a couple of generations. It’s always been important to me to know when to say farewell, and I believe now is that time. But this is not retirement! I have a new show launching on Discovery, a live one man show, a documentary on my
life, and a few other tricks up my sleeve!”

“I want to thank my extremely loyal fan base who first discovered me on Double Dare, followed me over to What Would You Do? and continue to follow me in my career and on social media.”

Double Dare premiered on Oct. 6, 1986, on Nickelodeon, and ran from 1986-1993, making it the network’s longest-running game show. Marc Summers served as the show’s original host from 1986-1993. Shortly after its debut, Double Dare became one of the most popular original daily programs on cable television. The series went into syndication in 1988 and was later revived as Super Sloppy Double Dare in 1989. The show also ran on broadcast television as Family Double Dare in 1988, followed by new versions on Nick, including Double Dare 2000. Nickelodeon launched a successful revival of the show in the summer of 2018 to the great acclaim of the original super fans and a whole new generation of kids.
All new Double Dare episodes will air on Nickelodeon in October and December of this year.

The Double Dare Live national tour launched with the TV revival and has announced tour dates currently through the end of 2019. Inspired by the iconic TV game show, Double Dare Live features two teams comprised of selected audience members competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy physical challenges and ultimately facing the legendary obstacle course.

One of the tour producers Charlie Blum said, “It has been a total joy connecting our live audiences across the country with their TV hero Marc Summers while touring Double Dare Live. His command of the audience and the messiest game show on tour is mind-boggling and he will be sorely missed.”

Double Dare Live is produced by CB Entertainment and Red Tail Productions, LLC.

About Charlie Blum Entertainment / CB Entertainment
Charlie Blum is a renowned entertainment industry executive with over 40 years’ experience as a major concert promoter, talent buyer, theatre executive, television producer and artist manager. He served for almost three decades as President/CEO for
Chicagoland’s premier concert facility, the Star Plaza Theatre, following more than ten years as a Vice President with the Nederlander Concerts. Charlie has worked with virtually every major artist in show business, presenting thousands of concerts featuring performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Garth Brooks, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, The Jackson Five, Christina Aguilera, The Grateful Dead, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Rod Stewart and Cher. He has executive-produced four nationally released PBS television shows, most recently, the groundbreaking “Harmonies 4 Healing” with partner Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
Charlie is also the host of Lakeshore Classic Movies every weekend on PBS in Chicago.

Red Tail Productions, LLC

Focused on producing and presenting only the best in live entertainment in venues across North America and internationally, Red Tail Entertainment began presenting a limited number of concerts in 2013 as 35 Concerts and has grown into a formidable boutique company specializing in all facets of the live entertainment experience -promotion, production, marketing, and general management. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Red Tail has established itself as one of the industry’s Top 100 presenters with sold out engagements for The Beach Boys, Tony Bennet, Harry Connick, Jr., Steve Martin & Martin Short, The Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Hip Hop Nutcracker, Cirque Dreams, and many more. The company has continued to expand and grow, becoming a leader in producing unique live events using international talent. In addition to Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, the company produces tours of Double Dare Live! With Marc Summers (touring North America in Fall 2019), Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, which just closed a three-month residency at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure (currently touring North America), The 420 Experience, a
celebration of cannabis culture in music and lasers opening in Loveland, Colo., on April 20, 2020, Scooby-Doo! Live Musical Mysteries, and A Night With Janis Joplin on Broadway. As audiences change and new artists emerge – Red Tail Entertainment will continue to soar. For more information, visit http://www.redtailentertainment.com.



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