March 09, 2009 13:35 ET

Groundbreaking Multimedia Event Taking the World by Storm

In KW for two nights only!

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Education Editor, Media Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor KITCHENER, ONTARIO, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2009) - It's the power & emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert and the technology and interactivity of a video game all completely synchronized to amazing cutting edge video screen visuals, state-of-the art lighting and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience.

VIDEO GAMES LIVE, a complete celebration and multimedia concert experience featuring music from the most popular video games of all time, makes its Kitchener-Waterloo debut at the Centre In The Square (CITS) on March 13 & 14, 2009. Show time is 8:00 p.m. and ticket prices range from $20 to $80. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for pre-concert activities.
VIDEO GAMES LIVE is a multimedia concert experience featuring the best music and exclusive synchronized video clips from the most popular games from the beginning of video gaming to the present. Performed by top orchestras and choirs, the show combines exclusive video footage and music arrangements with synchronized lighting, solo performers, special FX, electronic percussionists and unique interactive segments. Whether it's the power and passion of the more recent blockbusters or the excitement of remembering the sentimental classics you played growing up, it will truly be a special night to remember. The show has a segment dedicated to the old retro arcade classics - but there is also modern music and older, more memorable pieces that no one has ever heard played live.
A show created and produced by actual video game composers, Tommy Tallarico & Jack Wall (creators & executive producers) are personally involved in every show. Aside from producing, Jack is on stage for every show conducting the orchestra and choir while Tommy is the host and emcee. The video game industry puts on the show to help encourage and support the culture and art that video games have become. The video game music of today is just as significant and notable as any movie score. VIDEO GAMES LIVE bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and non-gamers.
The show features audience participation with special interactive segments where people are randomly picked from the audience to come up and compete while the orchestra plays the music in perfect synchronization with the visuals on screen. Franchises currently represented include Mario?, Zelda®, Halo®, Final Fantasy®, Warcraft®, Sonic?, Metal Gear Solid®, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Cross?, Myst®, Tron, Castlevania®, Medal of Honor?, God of War?, BioShock?, Civilization IV, Tomb Raider®, Harry Potter?, Beyond Good & Evil?, Advent Rising, EverQuest® II, Monkey Island, Earthworm Jim, Pac-Man, Conan, Headhunter, Splinter Cell®, Ghost Recon?, Rainbow Six®, Jade Empire, Metroid, Contra, Guitar Hero? and a special Classic Arcade Medley featuring over 20+ games from Pong® to Donkey Kong® including such classics as Dragon's Lair, Tetris, Frogger, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Gauntlet, Space Invaders, Outrun and MANY MORE!
Pre-Show activities include game demonstrations and competition, costume contest and prizes. Post-Show activities include meet and greet opportunities with industry designers/creators, composers/sound designers, voice actors, performers and more special guests.
Tickets for VIDEO GAMES LIVE are on sale now at the CITS Box Office. /For further information: IN: ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY

Contact Information

  • Tracey Jirak, Public Relations & Marketing Associate
    Primary Phone: 519-745-4711 ext. 288
    Secondary Phone: 519-745-4711 ext. 267
    Toll-Free: 888-745-4717