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Mythbuster Adam Savage and ‘Vsauce’ creator host interactive ‘Brain Candy’ at Scranton Cultural Center on March 14

Mythbuster Adam Savage and ‘Vsauce’ creator host interactive ‘Brain Candy’ at Scranton Cultural Center on March 14
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From a press release:

Magic City Productions and SLP Concerts announced today that the one-of-a-kind stage show “Brain Candy Live!” starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters,” and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube channel “Vsauce,” is coming to the Weinberg Theater of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on March 14, 2018.

Now in its second year, these two explosive minds are bringing their interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience to cities across the United States.

Tickets, which are $45-$125, go on sale this Friday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton), by calling 570-344-1111, online at sccmt.org and ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Adam Savage and Michael Stevens are master explainers, bringing along their crazy toys, incredible tools, and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that literally has audiences shouting for 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. “Brain Candy” has been described as “a cross between TED Talks and Blue Man Group.”

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. The 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.

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 create its own signature style of explosive experimentation. Today, in addition to creating content for his website Tested, 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.

Stevens’ 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 two 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.

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.

“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, Utah.