“Come on down!”
The popular TV game show — “The Price Is Right” — that made those three words famous stops here Sunday at Embassy Theatre. Well, yes and no.
Yes, people picked from the audience will have a chance to play pricing games to win prizes, and, no, Drew Carey will not emcee Sunday's event.
“The Price Is Right Live!” stage show offers the same games and prizes as the TV show because both are produced by FremantleMedia. The stage show has hit the road after a successful run in Las Vegas and along the East Coast.
Mark L. Walberg — not to be confused with actor Mark Wahlberg — is emcee for the live show. Walberg, who also is the current host of the hit PBS program “Antiques Roadshow,” has hosted “The Price Is Right Live!” periodically during the last nine years.
Walberg recently answered a few questions via email regarding the show's format and himself.
“We really try to give the live audience as much of the TV experience as we can,” he said, “although we get as many winners as possible.”
Walberg, who started his career as a production assistant with Dick Clark, has hosted TV shows for 20 years. Game shows include “The Moment of Truth,” “Friend or Foe,” “Russian Roulette” and “Joe Millionaire.” He has hosted “Antiques Roadshow” for nine seasons.
Walberg said he loves the live crowds and the unpredictability of the live “The Price is Right” stage show. It's “more improvisational,” he said. “Gotta stay on your toes.”
“You never know what's going to happen!” he added. “Last tour, I gave a way a car! That was awesome!”