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Win tickets to opening night of ‘Ordinary Days’ at The Voice Shop

As I told you a few weeks ago, Friday is awash in theater openings. There are five: “A Year with Frog and Toad” at Severance Theatre, “Tape” at Fresno City College, “White Christmas” at the Fresno Memorial Auditorium, “Beauty and the Beast” at the Reedley Opera House, and “Ordinary Days” at The Voice Shop.

I’ll have details about the shows in Friday’s 7 section. In the meantime, to get you in the theater mood, I’m giving two tickets away to “Ordinary Days” for opening night 8 p.m. Friday. This production from the Organic Theater Factory is an intimate musical about two couples whose lives intertwine in New York City. The cast is stellar: Terry Lewis, Ashley Taylor, Taylor Abels and Dominic Grijalva.

Because people don’t know much about this 2009 musical, I won’t ask any specific questions about it for the giveaway. But here’s a twist: To enter, leave a comment on this post picking a cast member and telling us your favorite local theater performance from that actor. (If you aren’t familiar with their work, no problem, just leave a comment saying you want the tickets.) I’ll pick one comment at random as winner. Deadline is 3 p.m. TODAY.

If you win, you’ll be able to pick up the tickets at the door. ¬†Please don’t enter more than once. Check your email at about 3:30 p.m. today to see if you won, because that’s how I’ll be notifying winners. Complete rules on 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 opening night of ‘Ordinary Days’ at The Voice Shop"

Stephen says:

Taylor Abels – Next to Normal


Mona says:

I love this site!!!!

Terry says:

Its difficult to choose, all of these actors are so talented, amazing and have been in so many wonderful shows, but I really enjoyed Taylor Abel’s in CMT’s “Zombie Prom”.

Malinda says:

Dominic Grijalva did such an amazing job in the GCP production of Singin’ in the Rain. Dominic played the part of Cosmo, the fun loving brilliant friend and buddy of Don Lockwood. Dominic has come a long way as a performer at Good Company Players and it is nice to see him adventuring out to other local venues. It would be nice to see him perform in this upcoming musical.

Janis Babcock says:

It’s a toss between two musicals. First Spelling Bee with Terry Lewis as Chip and Taylor Abels as Olive and then [title of show] with Taylor Abels. They were so enjoyable to watch and listen too. One of the reasons these two musicals were such a big hit is because the cast members in both musicals clicked and fit so well together.

Anjali Kapoor-Davis says:

My pick is Taylor Abels in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Taylor played a phenomenal Olive and when she sang the “I love you song” she brought me to tears. I have enjoyed many of her performances over the years. I’d love to see this show!

Lisa Boyles says:

Taylor Abels in “Next to Normal.”

Karen says:

My pick is Dominic Grijalva in Singing in the Rain.

Sandra Silva says:

Taylor Abels in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Second Space and everything else I’ve seen her do on stages throughout Fresno.

Andrew Ranta says:

Taylor Abels – Urinetown

kim says:

I want the tickets!!

Debi says:

I agree with Karen, my pick is Dominic Grijalva in Singing in the Rain.

Polly Bispo says:

Please pick me!

Haley p says:

Taylor Ables in Next To Normal! Terry Lewis in 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee!
Dominic Grijalva in Singing in the Rain!

Larry Prosper says:

A Play & be in Fresno Great

Patty says:

I loved Ashley Taylor in “Last Five Years” and Terry Lewis as Rod in Avenue Q

Jim Tuck says:

Terry Lewis as Happy in Death of a Salesman. I’m partial to my kids! :-)

Kylie says:

Dominic in spring awakening!

Mike says:

Ashley as Mary Sunshine in Chicago.

Debbie Zamora says:

Please please please! REALLY want to see this!

Mark Zamora says:

Would love to take my wife out to see this great play!

Carissa Troendle says:

My pick is Terry Lewis as The Phantom, in Phantom of the Opera. I thought his performance wa phanomanal!

joan levie says:

Taylor Abels in A Little Night Music

Marc Gonzalez says:

Donald-I already purchased my ticket for opening night so don’t pick me for the drawing or skip me if my name comes up. However, I could NOT resist contributing my thoughts to your question (except I’m going to cheat and pick all four actors)

Taylor Abels- Clara in “The Light in the Piazza”

Dominic Grijalva- Cosmo in “Singin’ in the Rain”

Ashley Taylor- Countess Charlotte Magnum in “A Little Night Music”

Terry Lewis- Officer Lockstock in “Urinetown”

Great question Donald! I’m stoked to this production, as well as all the other wonderful theatre hitting the valley this holiday season! Go see a show everyone! No excuses!!!!

Clyde Auston says:

I am Taylor Abels biggest fan. I started taking her to voice lessons with Earl Meyers when she was 7 years old and I’ve watched her progression from a shy little girl to the vibrant charismatic young woman she is today. I’ve seen all of her show but I think Next to Normal was my favorite. Plus I’m her grandfather.



Robert says:

We have enjoyed watching most but really like Dominic. He was outstanding as the pool boy in Legally Blonde and really have enjoyed his versatility in other shows including the tap number in Singing in the Rain.

Taylor says:

Would love the tickets!!

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