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TCG Entertainment and Endemol Shine North America Team Up for First-Ever MasterChef Junior Live Theatre Experience

April 23, 2019  – TCG Entertainment and Endemol Shine North America are thrilled to announce the hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, airing Tuesdays (8:00-9:00PM ET/PT) on FOX will debut its first live theatre experience in select cities this fall.  Kicking off in Joliet, IL, on Thursday, Oct. 3, MasterChef Junior Live! will visit cities around the U.S., including Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Dallas, Austin and more. Additional dates for 2020 are expected to be announced later this year and the tour is being booked by WME Agency. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 26, at 10:00 AM and can be purchased at

MasterChef Junior Live! brings the hit TV show MASTERCHEF JUNIOR directly to fans and foodies LIVE!, featuring head-to-head cooking competitions with past MASTERCHEF JUNIOR all-stars and fan favorites, Q&A sessions and an overall immersive audience experience that is fun for all ages.

MasterChef Junior Live! cast to be announced and is subject to change.

“TCG is thrilled to bring MasterChef Junior Live! to audiences around the United States. The show will bring great moments from the TV show to a LIVE setting. We hope families enjoy watching and participating in the show as much as we are having fun creating it,” said Stephen Cook, President of TCG Entertainment, Producer of MasterChef Junior Live!

We’ve been excited to turn the enjoyment that MASTERCHEF JUNIOR fans experience while watching the television show at home into a live entertaining event, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be doing just that with our first MasterChef Junior Live! theatre experience,” said Tamaya Petteway, Senior Vice President of Brand and Licensing Partnerships, Endemol Shine North America. “We have joined forces with the team at TCG Entertainment to create a special opportunity for families and fans to meet and learn first-hand from our past MASTERCHEF JUNIOR winners and contestants in select cities near them.”


October 3
Joliet, IL
Rialto Square Theatre
October 4
Milwaukee, WI
Riverside Theater
October 5
Cleveland, OH
KeyBank State Theatre
October 6
Pittsburgh, PA
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
October 7
Cincinnati, OH
Procter & Gamble Hall
October 8
Indianapolis, IN
Clowes Memorial Hall
October 10
North Little Rock, AR
The Center for Humanities and Arts
October 11
Grand Prairie, TX
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
October 12
Austin, TX
Long Center for the Performing Arts – Dell Hall
October 13
San Antonio, TX
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

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About TCG Entertainment
TCG Entertainment ( is the industry leader in the creation, production, booking and marketing of live entertainment productions and events. TCG has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with a focus on symphonic, family, music and other live touring properties. Current and past productions include multiple productions of Cirque Musica (, 4U: The Music of Prince with Symphony, A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop, A Night of Symphonic Rock, REWIND-Celebrating the 80s and more.

About Endemol Shine North America
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as “Big Brother” (CBS), “Ink Master” (Paramount Network), MASTERCHEF (FOX), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (FOX), “Swamp People” (History), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo), “Below Deck” (Bravo), “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” (VH1), “Page Six TV” (Syndicated), “Fear Factor” (MTV), “I'm Dying Up Here” (Showtime), “Trading Spaces” (TLC) and upcoming “Deal or No Deal” (CNBC), “LOL” (Amazon) and “Utopia” (Amazon).

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, based on the hit FOX television show MASTERCHEF, blends exciting moments and inspirational stories with talented young contestants. Young home cooks face fun and technical challenges proving that when it comes to cooking, age doesn't matter!

Produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Robin Ashbrook, Danny Schrader, Elisabeth Murdoch, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Gordon Ramsay, Yasmin Shackleton, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers.

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