Friday, May 4, 2018

The 2018 Harbor Beach Game Show Series is set to be their most advanced and most-expensive show yet

What started as a fun experiment eight years ago, the Harbor Beach Game Show Series has now become a Mother’s Day tradition in the Huron County town. This year show is on track to produce their most advanced and most-expensive show yet.

According to Clark Ramsey, the show’s executive producer and host, this year’s production has been in the works for nearly three years. Ramsey said, “When we celebrated our five-year anniversary show, we decided it was time to double down and take the show to the next level. That bet is coming to fruition this year. Our website is finally up-and-running, the ticket sale structure has been updated and the show itself is more technologically-advanced than ever before in our history.”

Typically, HBGS debuts a new game to play each year; May 2018 will bring that number to ten: $100,000 Pyramid, Minute to Win It, Family Feud, Card Sharks, Wheel of Fortune, Match Game, Let’s Make a Deal, Password Plus, Press Your Luck and Hollywood Squares. With each game, the set and construction has become more complex, with none greater than Hollywood Squares.

Planning began shortly after Labor Day 2017 and will be the largest and tallest set in the show’s eight-year history. Spanning 21 feet across and 15 feet tall, Hollywood Squares has been in construction since early April. When completed, the set will contain nine video inputs, 450 feet of XLR audio cable, 225 feet of cat6 internet cable and 147 feet of addressable LED lighting – all being controlled by a team backstage. The Hollywood Squares set is an exact replica of what was on television in the early 1970s, with the exception of newer technology.

Press Your Luck, which debuted last year, is set to kick off the 2018 edition of the HBGS. Complete with real-life Whammys and a state-of-the-art game board, Press Your Luck has quickly become
a crowd favorite. Ed Klump and Rob Little will be the featured Whammys again this year. On top of being a Whammy, Rob Little, a national stand-up comedian act and Maxim Magazine’s
Comedian of the Year, will warm up the crowd starting at 6:40pm. NBC’s Last Comic Standing called Rob Little the “Happiest Comic in America” and the “Top Cruise Line Comedian” by Carnival
Cruise Lines.

The Harbor Beach Gameshow Series takes place Saturday, May 12th at 7pm at the Harbor Beach Community Theatre. All proceeds benefit the Harbor Beach Maritime Festival. Runtime is
approximately two hours and 20 minutes with an intermission. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased online at

No comments:

Post a Comment