“It is a challenge for the students to put themselves on the line in this way,” he said, “to expose an active source of pleasure, conflict, and drama in their lives.” The key component of the NYFOS-Juilliard collaboration requires the participating students to create and shape the program they will be performing, guided by Blier’s and Barrett’s 20 years’ worth of expertise.
“The important factor is the workshop aspect of the program preparation,” said Elizabeth Hurwitt, NYFOS’s executive director, “which permits artists to suggest ideas for repertoire, [and] personalize their interpretations in ways that change the song’s affect.
Typically, a bachelorette would question three bachelors, who were hidden from her view; at the end of the questioning period, she would choose one to go out with on a date paid for by the show.
Occasionally, the roles would be reversed with a man questioning three ladies; other times, a celebrity would question three players for a date for themselves or for a co-worker or a relative of theirs.
The first revival premiered in 1978 and ran until 1980, the second ran from 1986 until 1989, and the last ran from 1996 until 1999 with a season of reruns following.
It’s no small wonder, either: After 125 concerts—that’s more than 3,000 songs!
First Run December 20, 1965 – July 6, 1973 (ABC Daytime) October 6, 1966 – January 17, 1970 (ABC primetime) September 10, 1973 – September 1974 (Syndication) Second Run September 4, 1978 – September 1980 (Syndication) Third Run September 15, 1986 – September 8, 1989 (Syndication) Fourth Run September 9, 1996 – September 1999 (Syndication) The Dating Game is an ABC television show.
It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.
One standard trademark was that at the end of each episode, the host and winning contestants would blow a kiss to the viewers.
Generally the bachelorette would ask questions written in advance on cards to each of the three hidden bachelors.