February 4, 2019

DOUBLE DARE LIVE will play in Minneapolis at the historic State Theatre on Wednesday, May 1
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MINNEAPOLIS—Charlie Blum Entertainment / CB Entertainment and Red Tail Productions LLC, in partnership with Nickelodeon, announce additional new tour dates for Nickelodeon’s DOUBLE DARE LIVE stage show.  Coming off of a successful fall 2018 tour, DOUBLE DARE LIVE – featuring original host Marc Summers and his beloved sidekick Robin Russo – will resume touring March 26 in Lancaster, PA, and will play Minneapolis at the historic State Theatre on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave.), charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at

Wednesday May 1 7:30 p.m. State Theatre $46, $56, $66

All pricing includes a Building and Restoration Fee of $4.

Inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare, 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.

The highly anticipated return of the Double Dare series premiered summer 2018 on Nickelodeon, and ranked as the year’s number-one new kids show with Kids 6-11, while retaining the core adult audience who grew up with the original television show. The new Double Dare is hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, with original host Marc Summers providing color commentary on the challenges and lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode.

“Hosting the Double Dare Live tour couldn’t be any more exciting, and I look forward to continuing to bring the fun and messiness of Double Dare to audiences across the country,” said Marc Summers.  “Doing the show again with my sidekick Robin will fulfill childhood dreams of the generation that grew up with us and introduce this classic show to the next generation.”

 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.

The following tour dates go on sale this Friday, joining dates in blue already on sale. 

Mar 26                           Lancaster, PA                         American Music Theatre
Mar 27                           Newark, NJ                            NJPAC (sold out date rescheduled due to snow)
Mar 28 & 29                  Philadelphia, PA                     Merriam Theatre
Mar 30                           Lynn, MA                               Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Mar 31                           Red Bank, NJ                        Count Basie Center for the Arts
Apr 2                              Hartford, CT                          The Bushnell
Apr 3                              New York, NY                        Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Apr 5                              Wilkes, Barre, PA                  F.M. Kirby Center
Apr 6                              Huntington, WV                     Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Apr 7                              Louisville, KT                         The Louisville Palace Theatre
Apr 9                              New Orleans, LA                   Saenger Theatre
Apr 10                            San Antonio, TX                    Majestic Theatre
Apr 11                            Sugar Land, TX                     Smart Financial Centre
Apr 13                            Grand Prairie, TX                  The Theatre at Grand Prairie
Apr 14                            Austin, TX                              Bass Concert Hall
May 1                             Minneapolis, MN                   The State Theatre
May 2                             Green Bay, WI                      Resch Center Theatre
May 3                             Waukegan, IL                        The Genesee Theatre
May 4                             Springfield, MO                     Juanita K. Hammons Hall
May 5                             Peoria, IL                               Peoria Civic Center Theater
May 9                             Atlanta, GA                            Fox Theatre
May 10                           Orlando, FL                           Bob Carr Theater
May 11                           Clearwater, FL                      Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 12                           Fort Lauderdale, FL              Au-Rene Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts
May 15                           Detroit, MI                             Fox Theatre
May 16                           Akron, OH                             Akron Civic Theatre
May 17                           Indiana, PA                           Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
May 18                           Providence, RI                      Providence Performing Arts Center
May 19                           Morristown, NJ                     Mayo Performing Arts Center

DOUBLE DARE LIVE is produced by CB Entertainment and Red Tail Productions, LLC.

HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts. We serve the community through our three historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. All performances of the Broadway on Hennepin series are supported by Bank of America. All performances of the Living Legend series are supported by BMO Harris Bank. Spotlight Showcase is sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, Slumberland Furniture and Sun Country Airlines. Learn more at

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  CEO Phillip Drayer and President Marc Engel produce and present a wide variety of entertainment throughout North America, including the acclaimed Broadway hit A Night with Janis Joplin (Tony Nomination), the spectacular Do You Hear the People Sing, Cirque Musica, Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live and Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure.  Through its division Red Tail-Live, the company has a tremendous track record of producing and presenting live entertainment in a variety of venues, theatres, performing arts centers and arenas throughout the U.S. and Canada presenting over a hundred events annually, spanning genres from Broadway Musicals to Country and Pop, to Classic Rock, Jazz and Comedy, and featuring heritage artists such as Tony Bennett, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton, Harry Connick, Jr., The Beach Boys, Bill Maher, and Martina McBride.

ABOUT NICKELODEON  Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).