Here’s the post-Thanksgiving ticket freebie you’ve been waiting for: I have two tickets to give away to the Saturday 1 p.m. matinee performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Saroyan Theatre. This Fresno Ballet Theatre production, presented by the non-profit Valley Performing Arts Council, features 30 professional members of the Sacramento Ballet, more than 100 local dancers and accompaniment by the Fresno Grand Opera orchestra. It’ll be the first time since 2007 that a local “Nutcracker” production will be accompanied by live music.
To enter, leave a comment telling us what your favorite moment in “The Nutcracker” is — or why you’d like to see it for the first time. I’ll pick the winner at random. These are paper tickets, so you’ll need to be able to come down to The Bee’s front lobby by 5 p.m. Wednesday to pick them up. (The lobby is closed Thursday and Friday.)
Deadline is 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
I’ll notify the winner via e-mail — so please leave a real e-mail address and please check it. Duplicate entries are not allowed. You’re ineligible if you’ve won anything from the Beehive in the past 30 days. Full rules on the jump.
Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. The winner will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, fresnobee.com and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.