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Classic Kids Show Double Dare Brings Live Tour To Nashville
by TJ Anderson
Show of digital hands, fellow ‘80s and ‘90s kids: Who else spent their tender years dreaming of running through a Double Dare obstacle course, getting doused in slime and emerging victorious at the end with a sweet new BMX bike?
Looks like those dreams might be about to come true: Nickelodeon revived the show this year, and not only is it back on TV, it’s on the road, too — and coming to Nashville.
Double Dare Live! — which includes original Double Dare host Marc Summers — is scheduled to hit Andrew Jackson Hall at TPAC on Friday, Nov. 9, and yes, it’s styled just like the old episodes, and yes, we’ll get an opportunity to compete.
How to be a ‘Double Dare’ competitor
The tour promises to “bring all the action and excitement of Nickelodeon’s hugely popular TV show to the stage” — from answering trivia questions to climbing plaster mountains, pulling electric-green goo out of a giant prop nose and all our other treasured childhood memories. And anyone who snags a TPAC ticket also has the option to register to participate here in Nashville.
To get in the running for a chance to run the course, you’ll either need to fill out an application at doubledarelivetour.com (they’ll start accepting those on Oct. 1), or register at the theater on the day of the event.
Main fine-print: You just need to be a ticketed audience member, aged 10 or older.
Be a DD VIP
Feeling a little too all-growed-up to get green-slimed, but still want to fully celebrate nostalgia? The tour is also offering “DD VIP Experience” tickets, which include premium seating, a tour laminate and — key to ’90s-kid bragging rights — a meet-and-greet with Summers himself.
Those’ll cost you in the $85 range, and when I was exploring ticket options as this post went up, there weren’t many VIP spots left. But head to TPAC.org to see if you can slide in under the buzzer if you’re hoping to be a DD VIP.
Beyond, regular tickets start at $29.50, and are on sale now through the TPAC website and box office. Lots more info about the Double Dare Live! tour on TPAC's site too.
Between this and the news that You Can't Do That On Television is getting a reboot, the 30- and 40-somethings among us are having a pretty good year, nostalgia-wise.
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