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Win tickets to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ballet

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UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Sarah Pearce.

ORIGINAL POST: A charming family option awaits this Saturday: the annual story ballet from The State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara. This year’s original ballet, “Beauty and the Beast,” tells the classic fairy tale through contemporary dance. I have a family pack of four tickets to give away to a lucky Beehive reader to the 2 p.m. performance at the Saroyan Theatre.

For those of you up to your ears in singing teacups, never fear: This isn’t the Disney version. From my Sunday column:

This “Beauty and the Beast” is an original retelling of the classic fairy tale by Robert Sund, a guest choreographer for the Santa Barbara company. Recorded music by Tchaikovsky will accompany the 22 professional members of the company, along with 20 advanced local area ballet students …

Instead of servants turned into enchanted objects, this production is more nature oriented, with insects and animals personified through contemporary ballet. There’s still the same basic plot of Belle being imprisoned by the prince-turned-beast, but there are many changes, such as a squad of fairies (played by local dancers) working their magic.

Here’s how to enter the contest: To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us if you’ve ever seen a non-Disney version of “Beauty and the Beast.” I’ll pick one comment at random. The winner will receive four tickets. No repeat entries, please. These are paper tickets, so you’ll need to come down to The Bee’s front lobby by 5 p.m. Friday to pick them up. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Wednesday. Be sure to check your email after the deadline, because that’s how I’ll inform winners. Complete rules are after the jump.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners 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, 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

Responses to "Win tickets to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ballet"

Madi Spate says:

I’ve never seen a non-Disney version, but I’d love to.

Claudia says:

I have never seen a non-Disney version of Beauty and the Beast but would Love to. I love the Disney and the Beast Disney version, and I am sure this one is Awesome as well!

Jasmine says:

I haven’t, but I love the Disney version. I bet this one is awesome if the picture is any indication.

T Thornton says:

I have never seen non-Disney version of Beauty and the Beast, but I would love to take my family.

Christina Morris says:

I saw a musical version of Beauty and The Beast done by CMT at the Veteran’s Memorial theater and they did a great job. I have always wanted to see the ballet version though!

Janet says:

I didn’t know that there was a non Disney version. I would love to see this presentation.

Lisa says:

No, never seen a non-Disney version but am very interested in it and sharing it with the family.

Sarah says:

not yet, but I’d love to!

Kelly Rae says:

Growing up as a dancer I am suprised that I have never been to a Ballet outside of my own compatitions. The only version I have had the pleasure of viewing is the Disney one.

Ashna says:

I have never seen a non-Disney Beauty and the Beast, but it looks fantastic!

angela says:

Does the cw show count? :)

Alinna says:

I love Beauty & the Beast and have never seen a non-Disney version. I’d love to see it though!

Eric says:

Too late to get in on this?

La donna says:

I have only ever seen the Disney version, but I have always been a fan of ballet and my sister loves beauty and the beast more than any other classic fairy tale so this would be the ultimate chance to bond with her.

Sarah Tek says:

I’ve always loved all the different versions of Beauty and the Beast; it’s my favorite fairy tale. I would appreciate the opportunity to see it as a ballet.

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