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Win tickets to ‘[title of show]‘ opening weekend


It’s been four years since StageWorks Fresno kicked off its inaugural season with “[title of show],” the trippy musical about a group of friends creating a musical. Director Joel Abels returns with a faithful recreation of his 2010 hit production, which opens 8 p.m. Saturday at the Dan Pessano Theatre at the Clovis North performing arts complex. It continues through July 20.

If you haven’t noticed, the show’s opening coincides with the 4th of July weekend  – a pretty daring time to open a show. But think how great it will be to have an event to treat out-of-town visitors to once the fireworks are behind them. Or an outing for locals to escape to (I can attest to the crispness of the Clovis North air conditioning) instead of getting barbecued outside on a searing weekend.

We’re having our own 4th of July celebration at the Beehive: I’m making it even easier for readers to get to see “[title of show.]” I have two four-packs of tickets to give away to either the 8 p.m. Saturday or 2 p.m. Sunday show this opening weekend. To enter, leave a comment on this post answering this question: Would you rather be nine people’s favorite thing — or a hundred people’s ninth favorite thing? (Or, if you aren’t in a philosophical mood, tell us if you’d go see Paris Hilton in “The Apple Tree.” Or, if you’re sick of insider “[title of show]” references, tell us if you like Rice Krispie treats.)

Deadline to enter is 10 a.m. Friday. Please don’t enter more than once. I’ll be informing our winners by email on Friday at 10, so keep a watch on your inbox. If I haven’t heard from a winner by 2 p.m. Friday, I reserve the right to pick another. You’ll be able to pick up your tickets at the theater box office. Rules are 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 ‘[title of show]‘ opening weekend"

Debi says:

I’m far from philosophical, so let’s just say, I love Rice Krispie Treats and don’t care if I’m anyone’s favorite, except my husband. :) Break a leg Taylor and Daniel. Oh and pick me, pick me!

Terry says:

Let’s see. 9 for first fav would be cool, but I don’t know it would be for.
Love and support local theater. I agree Mr Munro, Especially in this heat,the a/c at CN is awesome.
Oh yes. Don’t forget it’s at a theater named for a person in the play

Matt Bridges says:

I’d rather be nine people’s favorite thing, provided all nine of those people are Laurie King (who’s playing piano in the show). Pick me!

Andrea De Zubiria says:

I love Rice Krispie treats but only the homemade kind. Im kind of horrified that you can buy them pre-packaged and that people do buy them, especially since they are so easy to make and so much better homemade. Okay- “horrified” is too strong a word for this topic.
I would love to win tickets to Title of Show and super appreciate all you do to promote the arts in the Valley!

ms b says:

As a school teacher, I am pretty sure I am hundred people’s ninth favorite thing. And the rice crispy treats….yum, my favorite. Many of my students have rewarded me with them. I love the way they are wrapped in saran or foil, tied with ribbons or rubber bands. Treasures from children, special!

Kerry says:

9 people for sure, love a small circle
of influence! Hate hash tags. Love Rice Krispies!

Amy says:

I don’t enjoy too much attention so I’d rather be 100 people’s ninth favorite thing. And rice krispie treats are my favorite…they way they make my house smell like love is amazing.

Brianne says:

I’m thinking I’ll go with 100 people’s 9th favorite thing – As long as that doesn’t preclude me from being one person’s ultra-favorite thing.
As far as Rice Krispie treats are concerned: it’s a rare occasion when I am able to stop after just eating one!

Kristin says:

I would definitely rather be nine people’s favorite thing!

Kathie Sawyer says:

Wow, it would be cool to be nine people’s favorite thing. Have no insider comments because I haven’t been to many small theater events. Would love to see this play! And you can keep Rice Krispie treats. Give me an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.

Carole Gostanian says:

Rice Krispie treats make me snap crackle and pop
and feel like a kid again. I would share them with the
nine people who think I’m their favorite thing and Julie Andrews!

Charlotte says:

I would rather be 100 people’s ninth favor thing. I make Rice Krispie treats for my Grandchildren.

Michele Rickman says:

100 people’s favor thing to do is eating Rice Krispie treats one by one .

Leah Gill says:

I would rather be nine people’s favorite thing because a small close group is so much better than a large group of pseudo-friends.

t paz says:

there marshmellowly delicious

Doris Siegel says:

Since seeing NEXT TO NORMAL at the Dan Pessano Theatre I’ve been a huge fan of StageWorks productions. The content, performances, direction and visual productions are allways reliably great. Long may you thrive.

Pam Thayer-Comegys says:

I would rather be 9 peoples favorite thing and hope those 9 would be my 9 favorite people – my three children; my husband; my mom; my three siblings and my best friend. My late mother-in-law, Valerie Comegys, taught me all the things to love about Fresno, including local theater, opera, historical society events, etc. It would honor her for her family to celebrate this wonderful Independence Day weekend by going to a performance.

Amy Scott says:

Nine people’s favorite thing! I like being a favorite. :)

Jennifer Howells says:

Nine people’s favorite thing, definitely. Quality relationships over quantity, Baby!

Marilyn Schutt says:

Today is my 77th birthday! At this time in my life I would rather have a few very close, caring friends than many casual acquaintences. The best of all worlds would be to have both. I don’t like rice krispies!

Mary Ann Netto says:

I love rice krispie treats but more than that I love theatre. My grandson attends Clovis North, sings like and angel and loves theatre. I would love to surprise him with tickets to this production for this weekend.

Jidina says:

I would rather be 9 people’s favorite thing. I’m hoping that I actually am!

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