‘Bachelor Live on Stage’ is Playhouse Square-bound in April

Not remotely a fan of reality TV, I’m reminded the ABC dating show “The Bachelor” apparently still is a big thing certain nights when I doze off to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The host of the ABC late-night host — possibly because he’s contractually obligated or perhaps because he actually likes the show — talks a lot about that night’s goings-on when the show is in season.

So it probably will be exciting news to folks that a touring show based on the TV program, “The Bachelor Live on Stage,” is coming to Cleveland. The bad news is the big date isn’t until April 3, when the show will play Playhouse Square at 8 p.m.

Apparently, this show will have the potential to change your life. “The most successful romance reality series in the history of television is coming to Cleveland to help you find love,” a news release provided by Playhouse Square proclaims.

More from said release:

Hosted by “The Bachelor” fan favorite Ben Higgins, The Bachelor Live on Stage fits an entire season of “Bachelor” drama into one evening, giving members of the audience the opportunity to find love in their own community, complete with a rose ceremony.

Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell
Ben Higgins from “The Bachelor” and then-fiancée Lauren Bushnell look on before a baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals Aug. 15, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

“I am so pumped to host the Bachelor live tour,” Higgins says in the release. “Bachelor Nation, or maybe I should say the whole Bachelor family, has brought me a ton of joy over the years. I came into this experience as a man trying to process life, and as a result you all have celebrated with me in seasons of joy and mourned with me in seasons of pain. I feel like I have friends and family all over the United States because of this show! I am ecstatic to be able come to your cities with an amazing team of people from Warner Brothers to visit you and show you all a taste of what it is like to be on The Bachelor! We are coming to your cities, meeting you in person, and hopefully spreading some love along the way! See you soon Bachelor Nation!”

Here’s how it works:

Each stage show will introduce an eligible hometown bachelor to local ladies from the audience searching for a chance at love. And, for the first time ever, Bachelor Nation will have a say in the rose ceremony. Along with the audience, Ben will guide the bachelor in his journey to find love, from the first impression rose to group date challenges and the coveted one-on-ones. Watch it all unfold live on stage. If the leading lady accepts the final rose, the night could end with the start of a beautiful romance. The Bachelor Live on Stage has something for everyone, whether you’re looking to find love or just want to enjoy the drama of the evening.

Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. July 26 at playhousesquare.org. Prices range from $25 to $65, not counting a $125 VIP option.

For more information on The Bachelor Live on Stage, visit bachelorliveonstage.com.


Mark Meszoros wonders if “Survivor” is still a thing. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros. Top image credit: Courtesy of Playhouse Square.

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