Match Game 413
Monday, July 17, 2017
Show starts at 7:00 PM; doors and bar open at 6:00 PM
Tickets: $10 at the door!
Remember how much you loved the Match Game in the 70s? It's even more fun now! And you can see it live on stage at the Shea Theater! Contestants match wits with six local panelists to supply the missing word in a phrase or sentence presented by the host. Winners advance to the Super Match round, going head-to-head with panelists to "fill in the blank" and try to win their game -- and a prize from a local business! Match Game tends to get bawdy, with double entendres, innuendo and risqué humor. Leave the kids at home because it's guaranteed to get naughty!
Featuring local characters as panelists: Lindel Hart, Joe Dulude II as Brett Somers with Mike and Ellen Metzger (who met and fell in love while producers of the Gong Show and the Newlywed Game with Chuck Barris!) and Mike and Joan Haley of Conway. Rod Hart will Emcee. With the guitar stylings of Sam Perry of Old Flame playing the infamous jingle as the panelists write up their responses.
This month's panelists include: Mike Metzger who was born, raised, but claims he never “grew up,” in Los Angeles where he studied history and art at UCLA, wrote and produced TV game shows and comedies such as The Gong Show and the Newlywed Game, played guitar and sang in groups. He and his wife, Ellen, who was also a TV producer, a fashion buyer in L.A., a model for Emilio Pucci in Italy, and is a talented singer who has worked in comedy improv moved to Chesterfield, MA fourteen years ago and have been mucking out barns ever since. Ellen presently runs "By Hand," a children's clothing company featuring clothing of her own design.
Joan and Mike Haley, both fine actors who spent their working lives in the film industry of Hollywood with such directors as Mike Nichols and Francis Ford Coppola, recently co-produced “Six By Six By Six,” a series of short plays that was performed at the Conway Sportsman’s Club as part of their 250th Anniversary Celebration. A featured play, “Betty Baker’s Buttermilk Biscuit Barn,” which takes place in a local diner and centers around a group of fictional regulars not unlike the Haleys and the Metzgers, is the first play written by Mike Haley.
The Shea Theatre
71 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA
Match Game 413