Hit NPR show ‘Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!’ coming to Dayton


Hit NPR show ‘Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!’ coming to Dayton

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Peter Sagal's "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" comes to the Fox Theatre live February 25, 2016.
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  • Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! will be recorded at the Schuster Performing Arts Center in September.
  • Tickets to the show go on sale in late July. 

One of NPR’s most popular shows is coming to Dayton. 

Tickets for a Sept. 28, 2017 taping of “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!”, NPR’s weekly hour-long quiz show hosted by Peter Sagal, go on sale in late July, Luke Dennis,  91.3 FM WYSO’s development director, said.

“Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!” is the most popular show that WYSO airs on the weekend, Dennis said. WYSO is a NPR News station licensed to Antioch College.

“They take the most depressing, scariest news stories and they make you laugh,” he said.  

Details about the show set for the Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 W. 2nd St. in downtown Dayton, are still being arranged. 

Dennis said fans can now enter to win two front row seats and dinner beforehand at Citilites, the restaurant located in the Schuster Center. 

The winner will also receive a meet and greet with talent from WWDTM following the show. 

Here are the rules. Click here to enter.

Anyone wishing to enter can make a donation of any amount online/in person/through the mail between 2/14 and 3/6. Donations must be received by 3/6 in order to be considered an entry.
We will select and notify the winner the morning of 3/7.  You don't have to donate to enter the drawing, but we hope you will.

WYSO will give away 90 pairs of tickets to the taping as a thank you gift for those who donate $365 or more during its spring radio fundraising drive held March 7 to 12, Dennis said. 

“We expect that those will go fast because they include that party afterward,” Dennis said of the thank you gifts.  

The upcoming show will mark the third time “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!” will be recorded in Dayton. The show was last here in 2009 and sold out. 

The Schuster Center’s main theater has about 2,300 seats. 

The show will last about 2 hours.

“It is fun to see what they do between the jokes,” Dennis said. “You get a real behind-the-scenes look.” 

The cast of the news quiz Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! brings their NPR radio show to the Victoria Theatre for taping. The judge and scorekeeper, Carl Kasell, left, host Peter Sagal, panelists Charlie Pierce, Roxanne Roberts, and Adam Felber joke around during the live show. It is only the second time that the show has been taped outside the studio. MAME BURNS
Peter Sagal is host of NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” program.
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