No one walked away from the Adler Theatre in Davenport on Tuesday night with a new car, 50-inch TV or a trip to Las Vegas.
But that doesn’t mean the capacity crowd of 1,900-plus at “The Price is Right Live” didn’t enjoy themselves — at least judging from the thunderous applause and shouts that filled the Adler for 90 minutes.
The stage version of the 40-year-old TV game show stalwart offered some of the sights and sounds of the real thing, with contestants from throughout the Quad-City area getting a shot at prizes.
“We’ve got a couple of days off after this,” host Todd Newton told the crowd at the start of the show, “and we don’t want to put any of this back on the truck.”
As in the show, contestants were called to “come on down” from the audience and take a place on contestants’ row, where the high bidder got a chance to play a bigger pricing game.
Through the night, players tried their hand at familiar “Price” games such as Punch a Bunch, Hole in One, Cliffhangers, Any Number and Plinko. One contestant was chosen for the showcase, which was a game of Any Number.
Those contestants who made it on stage enjoyed their time in the game show spotlight.
Teri Fickel of Princeton was “absolutely stunned” when her name was called. She won a keyboard by playing Any Number, which Newton said was the very first “Price” game.
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“It was nerve-wracking,” Fickel, who works for a bank, said. “I was hoping, because I was here. Why would you come if you didn’t want to play?”
Doug Kitzman, a construction worker from Port Byron, walked away from the Plinko game with $700, even though he only had two of the possible four Plinko chips.
“It was exciting, really exciting,” Kitzman said as he stepped off the Adler stage. “I was just hoping to get on, have fun at it and enjoy the night.”
Doug Palmer, executive producer of “The Price is Right Live,” said the thunderous response and excitement were typical of other tour stops.
“We worked on it a lot to make it the best experience we can and get a lot of people involved” he said after the show. “We have a format that’s really exciting, and it seems to be working.”