Mythbusters busting into the SKyPAC in November

Sydney Rae Daivs

Science fans, prepare yourselves for Nov. 16, when the MythBusters will arrive at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center to stage their live show “MythBusters Jamie & Adam Unleashed.” 

According to the SKyPAC’s website, TV stars and co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will bring “an unexpected evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories.”

SKyPAC’s executive director Jan Zarr expressed his enthusiasm for hosting the MythBusters. He had been trying to book them at the venue for quite some time.

“I’ve been trying to land [the MythBusters] just because of the known quality of who they are and what they do,” Zarr said.

While this event will still be loaded with excitement, some usual elements of the television show will be unsuitable for the stage. 

“You know, they’re not driving cars at 100 miles an hour onstage and crashing into something,” Zarr said. “It’s still a very spectacular show … but they have condensed it to the stage.

“And it’s just entertaining. They tell a lot of their crazy stories. If you’re a huge fan of MythBusters, it’s going to be a great night of entertainment.”

The MythBusters duo of Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage airs on the Discovery Channel and is on its 14th season of production.

According to the Discovery Channel website, the two have tested what knocks someone’s socks off, how far fireworks can make a man fly, if a snowplow can cut a car in half, and more.

After they test a myth, they declare it “busted” or “confirmed.”

Debbie Sledge, ticket sales associate at the SKyPAC, was looking forward to the community’s interest due to the prominence of the show. 

“It’s a different type of performance. It’s different than a Broadway show. It’s different than musical concerts. Because it’s on television, there are going to be a lot of people that (sic) can identify with it, especially young people … That’s what I’m excited about,” Sledge said.

Tickets range from $30 to $65 and can be bought on the SKyPAC’s website, at the box office, or by calling 270-904-5004. Group tickets can also be purchased. When a group of 10 or more is booked before arrival, tickets are 15 percent off the regular pricing.

“It’s a fun show. It’s one of those shows that has been on tour for a long time [and now] Jamie is leaving. They’re not going to be doing this tour anymore,” Zarr said.