Friday, November 6, 2015

Upcoming: Mythbusters at the Fox Theatre (Detroit) and a GIVEAWAY! {ends 11/14}


*Disclosure: I receive tickets to Olympia Entertainment events in exchange for posting. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

Confession time: I had never actually seen Mythbusters until this past week, when I watched an episode of it. It seems like a fun show, and I'm excited to be seeing the live show at the Fox Theatre on November 28th here in Detroit - it's in town for one night only, and is the farewell tour for Jamie Hyneman, who comprises half of the show.

More info:
Olympia Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the all-new live show “MythBusters Jamie &
Adam UNLEASHED!”, starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series MythBusters will make its Detroit debut at the Fox Theatre for one
night only on Saturday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m.; locally presented by AT&T.
Tickets ($35.50, $45.50, $55.50 and $100 VIP) are on sale now and can be purchased at
OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com.

To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.

“MythBusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED!” presents a fantastical evening of on-stage
experiments, audience participation, exciting videos, and behind-the-scenes stories. With this
show, fans join Jamie and Adam onstage to assist in their mind-blowing and mind-twisting
approaches to science. “MythBusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED!” brings you face-to-face
with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other
and members of the audience. Jamie Hyneman has announced that he will end touring with the
live show this year.

Since 2012, Jamie and Adam have toured North America, Australia and New Zealand with their
live show. To date, they have performed in 108 cities, given 119 performances, over 200,000
people have seen them onstage and the tour has grossed over $12 million. This fall, the tour will
perform 31 dates across the US and Canada.

One of the most highly regarded and watched series on the Discovery Channel, "MythBusters"
is now in its thirteenth season. Co-hosted by Hyneman and Savage, the show mixes scientific
method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to create its own signature style
of explosive experimentation – and the supporting or de-bunking of urban myths that we live
with day to day. 


credit: fastcompany.com

Jamie Hyneman is the owner of M5 Industries, an effects company specializing in problematic
custom builds. Besides serving as headquarters of MythBusters, M5 continues to work on
various research & development projects for private clients.

After trying his hand at careers as various as librarian at the United Nations in Geneva to
running a diving and sailing charter business in the Caribbean, Hyneman began his career in
show business as special effects shop assistant in New York and later in San Francisco as a
crew member on films including Robocop, Arachnophobia and Naked Lunch.

While managing Colossal Pictures’ model shop in San Francisco, Hyneman was given the
opportunity to take over – and M5 Industries was born.

Hyneman graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Russian. He has received an
honorary engineering degree from the University of Maine as well as an honorary doctorate of
engineering from Villanova University, with whom he has an ongoing collaborative relationship
to help develop new safety concepts for the military. He is the holder of several patents and the
winner of numerous industry awards.

Hyneman currently resides the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife.

Adam Savage received a call from Jamie Hyneman in 2002 to participate in a demo for a TV
show, which turned into the wildly popular Discovery Channel & SBS series MythBusters. 
Savage immersed himself in the NYC arts scene before moving to San Francisco in 1990 to
parlay his skills into the thriving theater scene. There he worked for dozens of companies as set
designer, prop master, art director and producer before falling into the machine art community
where he learned welding, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics and robot-building.

After exhibiting his work in over 50 art shows nationwide, Savage caught the eye of the special
effects industry and began working as a prop builder and art director for major commercials for
Sega, Coca-Cola, Nike, Burger King and Chevrolet. His work on a Coca-Cola commercial
earned him a Clio Award nomination.

After a 18-month stint as head of research & development for startup toy company ZOOB,
Savage joined George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic, where he worked on Star Wars:
Episodes 1 and 2, Galaxy Quest, Space Cowboys, A.I., Terminator 3, The Mummy, and dozens
of commercials. During this time he also worked as model-shop supervisor for the two Matrix
sequels as well as taught at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.

Savage continues to dabble in his multiple hobbies, including passionately restoring his vintage
four-wheel drive vehicle and accruing new pieces for his movie prop collection. He currently
lives in San Francisco with his wife, twin boys and two dogs.


If you're in the Troy/Metro Detroit area, I'd recommend picking up tickets at Hockeytown Authentics, because there are no fees; tickets range from $35.50 to $100 (VIP seating).

GIVEAWAY:

One of my lucky readers will win a four-pack of tickets to see the show! The show will take place at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, November 28th, at 7:30pm and your tickets will be available at will call the day of the show.

Enter via the widget below. Giveaway will end on Saturday, November 14th, at 11:59pm EST, and winner will be emailed the next day and have 24 hours to respond, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

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