It’s the power & emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert and the technology, fun and interactivity of a video game all completely synchronized to amazing cutting edge video screen visuals, state-of-the art lighting, special FX 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, is making its way to Wheeling at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, February 10th. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and ticket prices start as low as $19.50.

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, stage show production, 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 for the entire family. 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.

Tommy Tallarico

A show created and produced by legendary video game composer and industry icon, Tommy Tallarico is personally involved in every show. Aside from producing, Tommy is on stage for every show as emcee and performing on guitar. The video game industry puts on the show to help encourage and support the art and culture that video games have become. 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.

In 2010, Video Games Live and PBS joined forces to create an exclusive nationwide PBS special based around the highly successful Video Games Live concert series. Recently described by the New York Times as “Captivating!” and “Bombastic!”, the record breaking and award winning Video Games Live has continued its mission to demonstrate to the world how artistic and culturally significant video games and their music have become. Performing to sold-out crowds around the globe, Video Games Live has been thrilling gamers, families and mainstream audiences since its initial inception in 2002. “This is an incredible opportunity for us to reach an audience that normally may not be familiar with how far video games have come and how amazing the music can be,” said prolific game composer and CEO of Video Games Live, Tommy Tallarico.

The live show features audience participation with special interactive segments where people from the audience come up and compete while the orchestra plays the music in perfect synchronization with the visuals on screen.

Photo Credit: Roxanne Ready, licensed under Creative Commons

There are Pre Show Events & a Post Show Meet-n-Greet open to all ticket holders. Pre-Show activities include a costume contest and prize give-a-ways. The Post-Show activities include meet and greet opportunities with industry designers/creators, composers/sound designers, voice actors, performers and more special guests.

The Wheeling Symphony presentation of VIDEO GAMES LIVE is made possible by a generous sponsorship by Jessica and Jonathan Bedway.

A pre-concert three course buffet dinner, catered by Rocco Basil, is available in the Capitol Theatre Ballroom for $25 per person. Dinner is served beginning at 6pm and features Chicken Marengo and Beef Brisket with assorted sides and Apple Cobbler for Dessert. Your advance payment is your reservation and may be made by calling: 304-232-6191.

Tickets for VIDEO GAMES LIVE are on sale now at the Wheeling Symphony Box Office, WesBanco Arena Box Office, wheelingsymphony.com or etix.com. For more information, visit: www.videogameslive.com.



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