Fans of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” will have the chance to watch some of the show’s most memorable performers in action come March.
According to an announcement on the Bryce Jordan Center’s website, the venue will host “America’s Got Talent Live: All-Stars Tour,” a performance showcasing the most popular acts that have appeared on the series’ last two seasons.
The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on March 13. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Bernie Punt, BJC director of sales and marketing, said it was the tour’s broadness in “mass appeal” that made it a perfect fit for the venue.
“It’s different, isn’t it?” asked Punt, noting how the tour stop contrasts with the BJC’s typical entertainment offerings. “That’s the goal, to try to bring in a lot of diverse programming.”
Punt, who claims to know “at least three generations” of people who watch the show in its televised form, said the event will be emceed by Jerry Springer, who previously hosted the show during its second and third seasons.
“That’s worth the price of admission right there,” Punt joked.
Springer has also hosted “America’s Got Talent Live,” a show on the Las Vegas strip that features the winner of each season as the headlining performance.
Ever since it premiered on NBC in 2006, “America’s Got Talent” has been the network’s top rated show during the summer months. The most recent season, which aired its finale on Sept. 13, saw the inclusion of shock jock Howard Stern as a judge.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 26 and will be available for purchase at the BJC, Eisenhower Auditorium, and Penn State Downtown Theater Box Offices.
Tickets may also be purchased via phone at (814)-865-5555 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Students will receive a subsidized ticket price of $19.50, courtesy of UPAC, Punt said.
“UPAC doesn’t subsidize my ticket,” said Punt, who lamented the fact that he still must pay $44.50.
The national tour will be making additional stops in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and New Brunswick, NJ.
A full lineup of performers has yet to be announced.