Tickets for both shows on Sale Friday, July 12

10 July 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (July 10, 2019) – MGM Springfield and John Tobin Presents continue to make downtown Springfield the place to be for great comedy in western Massachusetts with the Roar! Comedy Series inside the historic Armory at MGM Springfield. This fall the laughs take a unique twist when radio personality Chris Zito from the “Zito & Kera” morning show on WHYN-FM (Springfield) performs Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. Then, daytime television stars Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Rebecca Budig, from ABC’s General Hospital, will take the stage Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m.

Chris Zito
With more than 30 years of radio broadcasting under his belt, Chris Zito is unabashed at sharing his obsession with family among his countless fans and radio listeners all over the country. Starting out as half of the Zito and Bean comedy team  right out of acting school, Zito moved quickly to develop his own take on life as a young father. It wasn’t long before he became a mainstay of the early Boston Comedy scene, eventually making appearances on Comedy Central, USA Network, A&E, and NESN. Zito grew to love radio and landed on the JR in the Morning Show on WZOU (Boston) in 1991. Years on the air in Boston and then Detroit, as well as countless comedy clubs all over the U.S., eventually brought Zito to hosting his own highly rated show on WXLO-FM  (Worcester, Mass.) and then 103.3 WODS  (Boston). Today, he can be heard on the “Zito and Kera” morning show on Mix 93-1 WHYN-FM  (Springfield).

Tickets starting at $22 will go on sale to the general public Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. EST.

General Hospital Stars
General Hospital, one of the longest-running televised soap operas,  has garnered countless accolades including the most Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. The popular series first premiered on the ABC television network  April 1, 1963 and has gone on to become the last remaining soap opera on the network. In a  rare appearance, three of the show’s most popular actors, Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Rebecca Budig, will share laughs and stories as well as answer questions during this special performance.

Tickets starting at $87 will go on sale to the general public Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. EST. VIP tickets are also available for $115 offering guests an exclusive meet and greet after the show.

Tickets can be purchased at mgmspringfield.com/roar, Ticketmaster and at the MGM Springfield M life Rewards & Cashier desk. M life Rewards loyalty members will receive access to a pre-sale Wednesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. EST to Thursday, July 11 at 10 p.m. EST. To join the M life Rewards program, or for more information, visit mlife.com.

Roar! Comedy Series, the exclusive comedy experience developed by John Tobin Presents, opened January 2019 inside the Armory at MGM Springfield and has delivered more than 100 hilarious shows to downtown Springfield. For more information, please visit mgmspringfield.com/roar.

For more information, please visit mgmspringfield.com.

About John Tobin Presents
John Tobin has been a mainstay in the Boston Comedy scene since 1992, when he started as a doorman at a local comedy club. Today, John Tobin Presents, produces and operates shows in and around Boston at well-known clubs and venues such as Laugh Boston, The Comedy Scene at Patriot Place, The Boch Center, The Norwood Theatre, WooHaHa! Comedy Club and the legendary Nick’s Comedy Stop.

About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. As the world’s first LEED™ Platinum-certified gaming resort, MGM Springfield ignites a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city by seamlessly blending new design with restored historic buildings. The resort offers more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also features a seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. The property opened on August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit mgmspringfield.com.

Media Contacts:
Saverio Mancini / Ellanje Ferguson
MGM Springfield Communications
(413) 273-5580 / (413) 273-5581
smancini@mgmspringfield.com / eferguson@mgmspringfield.com