OCTOBER 27 2017 Brain Candy Live! Coming to Walton Arts Center

Brain Candy Live! Coming to Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, October 27, 2017 – Walton Arts Center is excited to announce the addition of Brain Candy Live! to the 2017-18 season. Adam Savage and Michael Stevens are bringing their interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience to Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7 pm.

Tickets start at $48 and go on sale Friday, Nov. 3 at 10 am. You can purchase tickets online at waltonartscenter.org, in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office or by calling 479.443.5600. 

Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters,” and Stevens, creator of the award-winning YouTube channel “Vsauce,” are bringing along their crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that literally has audiences shouting for more.

Audience members are enthusiastic test subjects and participants as they spend two hours laughing, learning and exploring during a show like no other.Brain Candy Live! has been described as, “a cross between TED Talks and Blue Man Group.”  

Savage and Stevens, both master explainers, unleash their collective sense of wonder, curiosity and fun in this one-of-a-kind stage show. They invite everyone to join in and get their minds messy as their demonstrations leap off the stage. The Brain Candy Live! experience is like a play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein.  

Smart is the new superpower and two of this planet's most entertaining everyday heroes are coming to rescue you and your family from boredom. Join them as they use their secret recipe of fun, surprise, excitement and just a pinch of risk to cook-up and deliver an explosive batch of magical “Brain Candy” to every mind in the audience.

About Adam Savage

One of the most highly regarded and watched series on Discovery Channel, "MythBusters" ran for 14 years. Co-executive produced and co-hosted by Savage, the show mixed scientific method with problem solving gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to confirm or bust myths, popular misconceptions and created its own signature style of explosive experimentation. Today, in addition to creating content for his website Tested.com, Savage has become a proponent for creating – working with the White House to encourage kids and adults alike to get their hands dirty. He's also a regular at conventions across the country, where his elaborate costumes (such as Totoro at New York Comic Con) attract much attention.

About Michael Stevens

Michaels’ passion for learning, science and making curiosity contagious led him to create “Vsauce” in 2010. The YouTube channel captures attention with fun questions like what color is a mirror, can you count past infinity and why are things creepy? Now reaching a collective 17 million subscribers with video views in excess of 2 billion, “Vsauce” has grown into one of the largest educational networks on the web. Last year, it received the Webby Award for Best Science and Education Network.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.