Game Show And Hollywood Comes To Mediapolis
This year’s T&C Days will feature a bit of Hollywood and a mix of some favorite game shows, which are all part of the theme for 2013, Get Your Game On.
On Saturday night, the High Energy Trivia group will transform the T&C Days’ main stage into a full television-like production of a game show complete with music, lights, sound effects and Disney-style dancers. “It’s a two-hour production that includes trivia for all ages where members of the audience will compete for prizes,” said emcee Howard Wallach. “It’s very age-appropriate, very family-oriented, and the T&C Days audience will not be disappointed,” promised Wallach. The Chicago-based trivia company does hundreds of shows a year, which include festivals, schools, corporate events, colleges and other community events.
Along with Wallach as emcee, the T&C Days committee has decided to add former Hollywood actor Harris Kal to the event. Harris, who appeared in 19 episodes of Happy Days, played one of the Fonz’ students and Chachi’s best friend Bobby on the sitcom. His other acting credits include roles in over 100 commercials, in ABC’s After School specials, in shows Simon And Simon and Lou Grant, and in the movie The Babe, with John Goodman.
“Harris was who we initially contacted about bringing his own show to T&C Days; and then he suggested instead of bringing just his show that we see if A-Z Entertainment could be more of what we’re looking for,” said T&C Days president Danny Davis. “After talking with and reviewing their show we decided to book them on the condition they bring Harris with them. We felt an allegiance to Harris and thought he would make a great emcee; so they agreed, and as a result, we are going to have a major event for this year.”
Two well-known names will return to the stage again this year as openers, The Dean of Jugglers show and comedy hypnotist, Dan Ladd. “We saw Dan’s audience almost double from that of his first year here, so we all wanted to see him back,” said committee member Dina Garrison. “The jugglers also put on an amazing performance to an awestruck audience, so it was an easy decision to bring them back.”
This year’s event takes place August 23 and 24 at Cartwright Park.
Get Your Game On has been announced as this year’s theme. Parade participants are being encouraged to dress up as their favorite cartoon, board or video game character or decorate their floats as board or video games. The Get Your Game On theme is vague enough to allow all entrants to explore the many possibilities. All parade entries are being encouraged to call Mary Steffener at 319-985-2466.