The Sunday Giveaway: A party of TEN to That Bachelorette Show!
I bet you didn’t even know about That Bachelorette Show, did you?
And I bet you didn’t even know I was producing it.
As you probably do know, I created and produced one of Off Broadway’s longest running interactive shows, The Awesome 80s Prom. Well, after a 10+ year run (!), the 80s are over, kiddos. The Prom moonwalked through its last show last night.
One of the things I learned in the past decade is that there is always a market for an interactive show that allows the fun, party atmosphere that the Prom had, that Tony n’ Tina’s had, that The Donkey Show had, etc. Especially with the growing audience of Girls’ Nights Out, Bachelorette Parties, Birthday Parties and the like.
And as a business guy, I know that if you find a market that loves a product that you produce, you should also find a second similar product that they love as well when the first loses its luster, and then a third and a fourth, and so on.
People have been after me to create a 2nd show like the Prom for years, but I just couldn’t come up with the idea (if I only had a dollar for every time someone said The Awesome 90s Prom, I’d be able to buy the 90s).
And then, I was listening to the radio in the shower one morning, and the lady DJs (and we all know it’s the ladies that buy the tickets to a show like this) couldn’t stop talking about the last episode of The Bachelorette. And bam – I couldn’t believe it had taken me so long to come up with the idea . . .
What if I created a spoof of all the romance reality shows out there? Take The Bachelorette, The Bachelor, Who Wants To Marry A Multi-Millionaire?, Average Joe (remember that nugget?), and so forth . . . and throw ’em all in my parody blender, and spoof them like they deserve to be spoofed.
And thus, That Bachelorette Show was born.
That Bachelorette Show is the story of Adriana Orlando, a part time dental hygienist and part time Zumba instructor from Long Island, who after an eight year relationship, just broke up with her high school sweetheart, Giovanni Giovanni (yep – so Italian they named him twice). So Adriana has put her heart in the hands of That Bachelorette Show, which serves up 10 of the most eligible stereotypes on the planet, from the Wall Street Guy to the Air Force Pilot, the Heart Surgeon to the Farmer. And the big twist is . . . Adriana doesn’t get to pick her groom . . . you do (and yeah, it’s a Ken D. show so you can sure as heck bet that the voting is gonna be done with your smartphone).
The show starts performances on March 21st and you can learn more (and see the really fun artwork) here.
Fun, right? Silly, yes. But it takes a pop culture topic that everyone is still talking about, add comedy, dancing (and yep, a few drinks) . . . and bam, a show is born.
And since shows like these are better in groups, I’m not giving away one or two tickets, but a whole pack of ten!
So let’s get ready to paaaaaaaartay!
Here’s how to win the $500 worth of tickets.
Admit it. You’ve watched at least one episode of these romance reality shows, right? The Bachelorette? Beauty and the Geek? Boy Meets Boy? Comment below with one of your favorite moments of a romance reality show (or any reality show) and you could win 10 tickets to see my brand new, shower-inspired show!
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– Need help Getting Your Show Off the Ground? Come to my seminar on March 14th! Click here.
– Listen to Podcast Episode #7 with Roundabout Artistic Director, Todd Haimes. Click here.