WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME LIVE! Taping To Be Held At Blossom Music Center
The Cleveland Orchestra, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, and 89.7 WKSU have announced that a live taping of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! will be presented at Blossom Music Center this summer on July 18, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is National Public Radio (NPR)'s Peabody Award-winning comedy news quiz show. Host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel of comedians, writers, listener contestants, and celebrity guests through a rollicking review of the week's news. Contestants vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by any of its cast members for their voicemail.
Image Magnification (IMAG) displaying live footage of the action on stage will be presented on LED screens in the Pavilion of Blossom Music Center. The Orchestra partners with ideastream - the non-profit multiple media public service organization that operates WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, and WCLV 104.9 - to produce the IMAG feed. For more information about ideastream, visit ideastream.org.
Panelists and celebrity guests will be announced by NPR at a later date. The show will be broadcast locally on 90.3 WCPN ideastream and 89.7 WKSU - and nationally on NPR affiliates - beginning on July 20, 2019.
Tickets for this special Blossom presentation will go on sale on April 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Guests can purchase tickets through the Severance Hall Ticket Office, by calling 216-231-1111, or online at clevelandorchestra.com. Lawn tickets are $29, and Pavilion tickets start at $39.
This special Blossom presentation is not included as part of subscriptions, lawn ticket book packages, or the Under 18's Free program for the 2019 Blossom Music Festival Season. Paid parking in paved lots is available by advance purchase: $40 for premium parking in Lot A and $20 for Lots C/D/E. Parking in grass lots is free.
A select number of tickets can be secured in advance as a Thank You Gift to those who pledge to 90.3 WCPN ideastream or to 89.7 WKSU. Some Thank You Gifts include VIP packages, with Pavilion tickets, parking, and a special meet-and-greet reception following the performance with some of the Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! personalities. Details of these special packages can be found on ideastream.org and wksu.org.