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MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! TOUR COMING TO CIVIC CENTER ON APRIL 5


DES MOINES, IADes Moines Performing Arts along with TCG Entertainment, leaders in live tour productions and Endemol Shine North America, producers of the hit culinary competition series “MasterChef Junior” announce that after a successful initial 2019 tour they are extending MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! to more than 40 new markets in 2020 and the show is now coming to the Civic Center on Sunday, April 5 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets to MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! will go on sale Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at 515-246-2300.

Attended by packed audiences in 16 cities during its debut tour this fall, the extended seven-week tour will kick off in Rochester, NY on March 3, 2020 and will visit 40 additional markets across the U.S. including Boston, Brooklyn, Washington DC, Detroit, Chicago, Denver and more.

“TCG is thrilled to continue to bring the fun of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! to audiences in 2020.  The stage show brings great moments from the TV series to a LIVE setting. Families will enjoy watching and participating in the show as much as we have enjoyed creating it,” said Stephen Cook, President of TCG Entertainment, Producer of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE!

“We were thrilled that MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! was so well received by audiences of all ages in our initial run and now we are excited to expand this special theatre experience to more than 40 new U.S. markets in 2020,” said Amber Sheppo, Senior Vice President, Licensing, Endemol Shine North America. “Alongside our partners at TCG Entertainment, we are giving families and fans of our hit series a chance to meet and learn first-hand from past “MasterChef Junior” winners and contestants in cities near them.”

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! brings “MasterChef Junior” directly to fans and foodies alike…LIVE on stage! The family-friendly show will feature head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy!) challenges with past “MasterChef Junior” contestants, and an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages. A limited number of VIP Packages will be available in all markets and will include a premium seat, cast meet and greets, Q&A sessions, a signed show poster, photos and more!  Exclusive MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! merchandise will also be available for purchase.

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! cast to be announced at a later date.

Come be a part of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE!  It’s an experience for the whole family and a recipe for a guaranteed good time!

For more information about MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE!, please visit DMPA.org.

About TCG Entertainment

TCG Entertainment (www.TCGENT.com) is the industry leader in the creation, production, booking and marketing of live entertainment productions and events. TCG has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with a focus on symphonic, family, music and other live touring properties. Current and past productions include multiple productions of Cirque Musica (www.CirqueMusica.com), 4U: The Music of Prince with Symphony, A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop, A Night of Symphonic Rock, REWIND-Celebrating the 80s and more.

About Endemol Shine North America

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as “Big Brother” (CBS), “Ink Master” (Paramount Network), MASTERCHEF (FOX), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (FOX), “Swamp People” (History), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo), “Below Deck” (Bravo), “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” (VH1), “Page Six TV” (Syndicated), “Fear Factor” (MTV), “I'm Dying Up Here” (Showtime), “Trading Spaces” (TLC) and upcoming “Deal or No Deal” (CNBC), “LOL” (Amazon) and “Utopia” (Amazon).

About MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, based on the hit FOX television show MASTERCHEF, blends exciting moments and inspirational stories with talented young contestants. Young 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, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Robin Ashbrook, Danny Schrader, Elisabeth Murdoch, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Yasmin Shackleton, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.

About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.