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Win a ticket to the Junior Company’s gala fundraiser

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UPDATE: Congrats to reader Julian Perez.

ORIGINAL POST: What better perk for Beehive readers than to offer a ticket to a sold-out event? That’s the situation with Wednesday night’s big Good Company Players’ Junior Company Foundation gala fundraiser at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater. The event sold out long ago, but I have ONE ticket to give away to a lucky reader. It’s good both for the dinner and silent auction — which starts at 5 p.m. — and the performance, which begins at 7.

The evening of music and dance is  entirely directed and produced by current Junior Company members. There are special alumni guests as well, including Michael Willett (pictured in a publicity photo for his film “GBF”), Annie (Lundberg) Weldon, Joe Tomasini, Joel Abels, Jenny Myers, and Teresa Hasty Hoopes.

To enter the contest, leave a comment on this post telling us what you like most about the Junior Company. Deadline is 6 p.m. Tuesday (today). One entry per person. I’ll be informing winners by email Tuesday night, so please check yours.

Rules are on the jump.

CONTEST RULES
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.

Responses to "Win a ticket to the Junior Company’s gala fundraiser"

ANITA MORRIS says:

From the younger, so cute and adorable you can hardly stand it, to the professionalism of the older kids, the junior company is so entertaining you feel you got your monies worth before the main event even starts!!

Marilyn Carlson says:

My favorite part about Junior Company is seeing all of their smiling faces up on that Roger Rockas stage. Always so happy and having the best time. They are all SO talented! It’s a great way to begin an amazing night at the theater :)

Lynn Cooper says:

Love seeing those Juniors genuine smiles as they give it their all, every single time!

Patty says:

I enjoy the teamwork. And I particularly enjoy watching returning Juniors develop their skills and their confidence.

pam Lozano says:

Sounds fun and exciting alway fun to watch them

Julian Perez says:

As a member of the junior company growing up…. I loved performing on that stage. The junior company trained me to be the performer I am today. It was something that I was able to do and feel ccomfortable doing. Not just alone but with all the other youngsters in junior company as well. We were all supportive of one another, and that was the best feeling a child performer could truly have. Due to work and being in a show I was unable to participate in this event. Although I was unable to be in it, I would love the opportunity to watch it. GCP has impacted my life sooo much and I am truly honored to have been apart of it.

Norma Zamora says:

I really, really want to win!! (Said in my most dramatic voice!)

Anjali Davis says:

I’ve watched the kids from the Junior Company grow into amazing performers over the last few decades. I would love to see and support them in their fundraiser!

Naomi Kevorkian says:

For me, its watching the excitement on their faces when the lights come up and the show begins…whether its opening night or the last performance of the run…the enthusiasm level is always so high. These little ones show such a level of professionalism…their dancing and singing abilities are incredible. Its exciting to watch them grow up and graduate to the “big show” as time passes. I feel a little nostalgic every time I see them perform…it takes me back to my days as a Jr. Company member. I look forward to the day i get to watch my own little ones up there…and see the excitement in their faces…just like every Jr. before them (their mommy included…)

FresnoDan says:

What I like most about the Junior Company is their dedication and discipline in presenting a fast paced, exciting performance !

Kaila says:

I love to see how much young talent there is, and I love to watch them grow and see how far they go!

Malakai says:

I like seeing which songs they choose for each show! They are all so talented!

Craig Miller says:

They practice right across the street from me, so I get teasers.
I am a single guy and one ticket is fine for me….I’m use to it. :)

Marilyn Erickson says:

The Junior Company is one of the best things to happen in Fresno, Good Company Players is to be commended for this great training ground for young people. This is only one of the wonderful opportunities afforded the kids of Fresno from GCP. They offer several different workshops and dance classes. The professionalism that is expected from the kids prepares them for all kinds of theatrical experiences.

Janet says:

The Junior Company is just like dessert (if I’ve had the dinner at Roger Rockas),,,,,and if not, it is like the grandest overture to the upcoming musical performance. In the 16 years I have been attending theater in Fresno, it has been such a pleasure to watch all of those kids grow up, and develop their own individual talents. I sometimes get to watch them “graduate” to starring roles in the Good Company Players at both R>R> and Second Space, or I will see them going on to roles in their high schools, colleges, and in other Valley performing arts venues. They all have the future in their hands, and most of the time rely upon quite nostalgic songs & dances. They always bring a joyful smile to my face, and sometimes a tear of pride & joy.

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