UPDATE:The winner has been notified. Thanks for your participation.
No name of a hometown star burns more brightly in Fresno than Audra McDonald, who continues to conquer the Broadway and concert worlds with her total package of singing and acting.
After four Tony Awards, she’s making headlines for a highly anticipated new production of “Porgy and Bess,” which begins previews in December. In the meantime, she’s embarking on an extended concert tour. On Oct. 14, that tour will bring her for a return visit to the Warnors Theatre to open the Fresno Grand Opera’s 2011-12 season. [Tickets]
Now’s your chance to win two tickets to that glittering concert, in which McDonald will sing Broadway tunes.
Just give us your thoughts on Audra in a comment on this post. Some potential approaches to take: Are you proud of how far she’s come? Do you have local memories of her when she was growing up in Fresno? What productions of hers have you seen? What did you think of her character on the TV series “Private Practice”? Of all the songs you’ve heard her sing, which is your favorite?
Some comments might be used in an upcoming story about McDonald’s appearance.
We’ll pick the winner at random from all entries received, both online and in print form. Deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 10.
Rules are on the jump.
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