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‘MasterChef Junior’ cooks up live show at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 28

‘MasterChef Junior’ cooks up live show at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 28
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From a press release:

TCG Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America, producer of the hit culinary competition series “MasterChef Junior,” announced the 2022 “MasterChef Junior Live” tour today.

Featuring the Season 8 winner, finalist, and fan favorites serving up a perfectly balanced good time, “MasterChef Junior Live” is traveling though 25+ cities, including Wilkes-Barre at the F.M. Kirby Center on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The tour promises to have all the ingredients for family fun, such as more mouthwatering cooking demonstrations and challenges to tickle the taste buds and funny bone. The all-star cast will be revealed after the season finale of “MasterChef Junior” on Thursday, June 23 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

“‘MasterChef Junior Live’ is one of TCG’s favorite shows to produce. We are always excited to recreate some of the fan-favorites segments from the TV series and bring it to a live audience. The energy this show brings is contagious,” said Stephen Cook, president of TCG Entertainment and producer of “MasterChef Junior Live.”

Whether you’re a foodie or just a fan, this tour, which had its first run in 2019, is fun for all ages.

Doors at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, and $59.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the F.M. Kirby Center box office, online at and, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Tuesday, June 7 at 10 a.m.

A limited number of VIP packages will be available in all markets and will include signed merchandise and more. Exclusive “MasterChef Junior Live” merchandise will also be available for purchase.

“MasterChef Junior” airs at 8 p.m. on Thursdays on Fox. This week, the three semi-finalists go head-to-head in front of a live audience with a surprise visit from their loved ones. The young chefs have one hour to prepare a dish inspired by their families for each judge. The two chefs who manage to overcome the added pressure of the live audience will move on to the finals.

Based on the hit competitive cooking reality TV show “MasterChef” featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay of “Hell’s Kitchen” fame, “MasterChef Junior” blends exciting moments and inspirational stories with talented young contestants. The home cooks face fun and technical challenges, proving that when it comes to cooking, age doesn’t matter.

Produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, the show is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Natalka Znak, Danny Schrader, Elisabeth Murdoch, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Patricia Llewellyn, and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.

TCG Entertainment is a leading producer of creative content for live entertainment properties and touring productions. Owning multiple intellectual properties and partnering with top IP holders and studios, it has generated decades worth of live family entertainment. With a laundry list of productions enjoyed by millions of audience members around the globe, TCG is an authority in providing brands a visionary one-stop source for live touring and experiences.

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the United States and across the globe.

A division of Banijay, the world’s largest international content producer and distributor, subsidiary production companies in the U.S. include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, 51 Minds Entertainment, Bunim/Murray Productions, and Stephen David Entertainment. Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all original Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including Endemol Shine Brasil, Mexico City-based Endemol Shine Boomdog and Banijay Mexico, and U.S. Hispanic.

Endemol Shine North America is behind such hit series as “Big Brother” (CBS), “MasterChef” (Fox), “MasterChef Junior” (Fox), “Wipeout” (TBS), “LEGO Masters” (Fox), “The Courtship” (USA/Peacock), “Foodtastic” (Disney+), “Married to Real Estate” (HGTV), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo), “The Real Housewives of Potomac” (Bravo), “Below Deck” (Bravo), “Below Deck Mediterranean” (Bravo), “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” (Bravo), “Below Deck Down Under” (Peacock), “Swamp People” (History), “The Challenge” (MTV, Paramount+, CBS) and the upcoming launches of “The Surreal Life” (VH1), “The Real Housewives of Dubai” (Bravo), and “Ripley” (Showtime).