Interactive, hands-on live show added to Miller Auditorium lineup

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Brain Candy Live logo.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Tickets are available at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium for the new live show "Brain Candy Live," starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "MythBusters," and Michael Stevens, creator of the award-winning YouTube Channel Vsauce.

The show has added 24 cities to its 2017 tour and will be in Kalamazoo for one night at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. The spring tour performed in 40 cities including New York City, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Los Angeles.

Savage and Stevens have joined forces to bring this one-of-a-kind, interactive, hands-on theatrical experience to cities across the U.S. They're master explainers, bringing along their toys, tools and mind-blowing demonstrations. Audiences are engaged and enthusiastic test subjects and participants as they spend two hours laughing, learning and exploring.

Savage

One of the most highly regarded and watched series on the Discovery Channel, "MythBusters" ran for 14 years. Co-executive produced and co-hosted by Savage, the show mixed scientific method with problem-solving curiosity and ingenuity to confirm or bust myths and popular misconceptions. The show 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 making, working with the White House to encourage kids and adults alike to get their hands dirty. He is also a regular at conventions across the country.

Stevens 

Stevens' 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 for Best Science and Education Network.

For additional show and tour details, visit braincandylive.com.

Tickets

Tickets range from $35 to $68, with a limited number of $128 VIP meet-and-greet tickets, and are available at the Miller Auditorium ticket office, by phone at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, and online at millerauditorium.com.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2245.

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