Restaurants, movies, strolls along the beach, they can all be fun and very romantic but have you ever thought about taking your loved one to a live filming? I was talking to a good friend of mine, Liz, today about her next trip to the city. She is looking forward to coming down to Melbourne, however she is just waiting on tickets so she can take part in the filming of one of Australia’s tv shows. Hmm (light bulb moment) filming…..tv show…..I need details Lizzy! Liz told me how one of her relatives was recently an audience member to a tv show and that they had so much fun, now Liz and her partner Shane want to take part.
After hanging up the phone, I went into the study and opened up my iPhoto library on my pc. After a quick search I located the photos my partner and I took during our trip to the States 3 years ago. Under the folder New York, I found the pic’s and video we filmed. Aww, the memories – I remember it all like it was just yesterday – being approached by the young woman with headphone equipment, studio identification and clip board while my partner and I were walking around Times Square. At first I was sceptical of her offer, but after receiving 2 free passes we walked the short distance to the Theatre District.
The Ed Sullivan Theatre was glorious. Standing in line we were worked into a frenzy by network staff giving bits of information regarding todays guests. It wasn’t long before the doors to the historical theatre opened and our large group were ushered towards the studio. Before we could find our seats and get comfy, our tickets were checked again and the group was put through a security check and safety protocols that would rival any of Australia’s airport security.
Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra were fantastic, they got the entire audience on their feet, dancing, singing and having a fabulous time. After a half hour of “warm up” by the band, David Letterman came out and chatted to the crowd. He would have spent about a half hour asking the crowd where they came from, if it was anyone’s first trip to New York and other general questions. He really got involved and even told a few funny jokes. Before long the cameras were rolling and we were entertained by some of America’s fabulous talent such as Jim Parsons (plays Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory), a U.S Senator and singer Macy Gray.
Taking part in the filming of a fabulous iconic television show was so much fun. Why had I never thought about taking part in one of our Australian-produced shows? Until my friend Liz mentioned it, it had never been something that crossed my mind. Australia has great talent, Rove McManus, Carrie Bickmore and Waleed Aly to name a few. They are funny to watch on our tv screens at night, so what would they be like to watch live?
So I did some research, and discovered how to take part in one of Australia’s award winning show – Channel Ten’s ‘The Project’. My application is in for tickets! If you are thinking of a fun date night with a difference, click on the link below and apply to take part in one of Australia’s best known talk shows and news/current affairs television programs. A fun occasion that will give you and a loved one something to talk about for years to come.
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