‘The Price is Right Live’ ravishes Monroe fans


Come on down! Down South, that is. The hit television game show “The Price is Right Live” came to Monroe on Wednesday.

The live stage game show was held at the Monroe Civic Center inside the W.L. Jack Howard Theater.

Jack Howard Theater seats about 2,200 people, and almost every seat was full.

It was a sold-out event. It was one of the biggest turnouts at the Jack Howard Theater ever. 

Alongside Celebrity Host, Mark L. Walberg, randomly-selected contestants played everyone’s favorite games like Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase.

Some audience members could even win prizes right from their seats. Prizes often include home appliances, vacations and possibly a new car.

Fans from Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi came out to get their chance to play. Hundreds of people wanted to play and the line to register was extremely long.

Marketing Manager for The City of Monroe, Melissa Thaxton, said the line started from the entrance of the theater and ended all the way at the other side of the parking lot in front of the Conference Center. 

“The Price is Right” has been on the air for about 45 years now and it doesn’t look like it is going anywhere anytime soon.

The live stage show that came to Monroe is on a tour across the United States.

Their next stop is in Cherokee, North Carolina on March 18.

Although everyone seemed to enjoy this fun-filled night, one audience member was not happy that the show wasn’t going to air on television.

He referred to the audience members and himself as hillbillies, therefore, the show didn’t want them on TV.

What he didn’t know is that it was never supposed to be on TV because it was a live touring game show.

“The Price is Right Live” lasted for an hour and a half, and no one complained.

The room was filled with laughter and clapping the entire night.

Monroe officials hope to have the show come back again next year, and they encourage everyone to get their tickets early.