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May 12, 2014

'MythBusters' headed to the Morris

Tickets go on sale Friday

SOUTH BEND — The live show “MythBusters: Behind the Myths,” will be staged at the Morris Performing Arts Center Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The show will star Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters.”

Tickets for the event go on sale Friday. The Morris is located at 211 N. Michigan St., South Bend.

“MythBusters: Behind the Myths” will include onstage experiments, audience participation, video and behind-the-scenes stories. Event organizers say that in late 2013, a 28-city “MythBusters” national tour played sold-out performances all over the country.

“MythBusters” is now in its 12th season on the Discovery Channel. The program is a mix of scientific method, curiosity and ingenuity as Hyneman and Savage conduct experiments to either support or debunk urban myths.

Hyneman and Savage served as hosts of the Discovery Channel special “iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World,” and have appeared on television programs including “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Good Morning America,” “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “The Colbert Report,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition,” and “Countdown with Keith Olberman.”  

Hyneman is the owner of M5 Industries, an effects company specializing in problematic custom builds. Besides serving as headquarters of “MythBusters,” M5 continues to work on various research and development projects for private clients.

Hyneman began his career in show business as special effects shop assistant in New York and later in San Francisco as a crew member on films including “Robocop,” “Arachnophobia” and “Naked Lunch.”

Hyneman graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Russian. He has received an honorary engineering degree from the University of Maine as well as an honorary doctorate of engineering from Villanova University, with whom he has an ongoing collaborative relationship to help develop new safety concepts for the military. He is the holder of several patents and the winner of numerous industry awards. Hyneman lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife.

Savage received a call from Hyneman in 2002 to participate in a demo for a TV show that turned into “MythBusters.” Prior to that, Savage had immersed himself in the New York City arts scene before moving to San Francisco in 1990 to parlay his skills into the theater scene. There he worked for dozens of companies as set designer, prop master, art director and producer before falling into the machine art community where he learned welding, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics and robot-building.

After exhibiting his work in more than 50 art shows nationwide, Savage caught the eye of the special effects industry and began working as a prop builder and art director for commercials for Sega, Coca-Cola, Nike, Burger King and Chevrolet.

After a 18-month stint as head of research and development for startup toy company ZOOB, Savage joined George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic, where he worked on the first two episodes of “Star Wars,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Space Cowboys,” “A.I.,” “Terminator 3,” “The Mummy” and dozens of commercials. During this time he also worked as model-shop supervisor for the two “Matrix” sequels as well as taught at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.

Savage continues to dabble in his multiple hobbies, including restoring his vintage four-wheel drive vehicle and accruing new pieces for his movie prop collection. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, twin boys and two dogs.

Ticket information

Tickets for “Mythbusters: Behind the Myths” go on sale Friday at the Morris Box Office, 211 N. Michigan St., South Bend, by phone at 574-235-9190 or toll free at 800-537-6415, and online at www.morriscenter.org.

Tickets can also be purchased with credit card at the following Morris ticket outlets: Hammes Bookstore & Café in Eddy Street Commons, South Bend; O’Brien Recreation Center, 321 E. Walter St., South Bend; and TG Music, 123 S. Main St., Goshen. Tickets are available for groups of 10 or more by calling Morris Performing Arts Center Group Sales at 574-235-9190 or toll free at 800-537-6415.

 

 

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