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Win tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Alegria’


UPDATE: We’ve got our winners. Congrats to JQ and Yvette, who have both notified by e-mail. Thanks for playing, everybody.

ORIGINAL POST: Cirque du Soleil brings its “Alegria” show to Fresno for a seven-show, four-day run at Save Mart Center. It starts on Thursday night and runs through Sunday.

Donald wrote a big preview story that appeared in last week’s 7, so read that and get up to speed on the Cirque folks have planned.

Then you can enter to win a pair of free tickets to Thursday night’s debut show. We have a pair of tickets for two lucky Beehive readers. Just leave a comment below to get in the contest. Winners will be selected at random.

Deadline to enter is 10 a.m. Wednesday. Winners will be notified by e-mail, so leave a real one and check it. No repeat comments please. You’re ineligible if you’ve won something in the past 30 days. Rules are on the jump.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Two winners will be picked at random. To be eligible, a commenter must not have won a prize on in the previous 30 days. 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 Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Alegria’"

marcel says:

Well, here is a comment then.

Kristin says:

Pick me, pick me! Dying to see Cirque du Soleil…

CJ28 says:

Pick me, pick me! I love the Cirque Du Soleil shows.

Anthony B. Taylor says:

gosh…. it sure would be swell to win those tickets!!!!!!

Fresnorocks says:

I always enjoy Cirque Du Soleil. Have seen most of the Vegas shows and watched the last Fresno one as well.

Joe Osejo says:

I’m a big fan of Cirque du Soleil…so glad it came to Fresno!! Please enter me in the drawing!!

erj says:

Here is another comment, but by someone else.

Chase Sanborn says:

I drank Bain de Soleil once at a very low point in my life. But the insides of my abs were a hunky bronze.

JSands says:

It’s not for me, its for my kids. You wouldn’t to disappoint a kid would you? That would be sad.

brodiemash says:

OMFGCirqueDuSoleilBBQ FTW!

Brian Hale says:

My comment to win. It’s my and my wides 9 year anniversary tomorrow too!

Maria Valadez says:

Here’s my comment, fingers crossed. Hopefully I win :)

Daniel says:

I love Cirque du Soleil! I would love to go!

Michael says:

I would love to attend.

Hannah O. says:

So excited that Cirque is coming to Fresno! Apparently I saw Alegria when I was three years old, but I can’t remember that far back. I’d love to win tickets to be able to see it again!

Melyssa says:

My husband said the only way he;d go with me is if it were free… make him eat his words Beehive! lol… pick me?!

Michael says:

Is this legal?? My wife already entered but I know how badly she wants these tickets so I hope my comment counts too…

Nava says:

Ooooh I want to go so bad! Pick me!

Nancy says:

I’ve always wanted to see any Cirque du Soleil show.

Heather Malotke says:

I would love to take my 10 year old son! Thanks for always being on top of the cool stuff around town. :)

Brenda Burt says:

pick me

Debi says:

Enter me please. Good luck everyone!

Kelli says:

Sounds like fun! Something I can drag my hubby to! :)

Alan Razee says:

Was very impressed with a Cirque du Soleil performance in Las Vegas. Glad there will be one here for Fresnans to enjoy.

workshopw says:

couldn’t afford them in real life! free tickets! yay!

Hope says:

I would love to go!!

Mary says:

I haven’t been to a Cirque du Soleil show. Have always wanted to go to one in Vegas!

Andrew says:

Fingers crossed!

Adam says:

I’ll take a pair please. Pretty please?

Gloria says:

I would love to go; hope I win.

Brenda says:

Would love to see the show.

KammyS says:

Never been! I want to go!!!

Andrew G. says:

Im glad i left a comment.Especially when i just renewed my subscription:)

Charisse Cline says:

Love the Circque, would love to take my son for his first experience of the Circque. The most amazing show around!

Aaron Whitney says:

would love to see the show.

Michael Medrano says:

I’ve entered how many contests? Sure would love to win this one…

coasterguy says:

Can’t top Chase Sanborn’s comment, but I’d still like to win!

Greg contreras says:

Who needs Vegas? Watch Cirque in Fresno!

Dixie Wrighr says:

Ooooh oooooh oooooh, pick me pick me! I realllllyyyyy want to go to this!

Anke Hanken says:

We are an entire family of Cirque du Soleil lovers.
Their shows are amazing. We would love to go!

Sherianne barragan says:

I would love to see this. Good luck every one

Beth says:

I would love to go the the show.

vipermat15 says:

Pick me! I was going to buy tickets with my friend but i ended up getting laid off. I want to go!

Lisa says:

Fingers crossed!

Amy says:

Wanted to see this show but can’t afford it…thank you Beehive for at least making it a possibility.

Kimmy says:

Thanks for doing these contests! It’s the only way some of us get cultured!

Chrystie Chavez says:

I so wanna go looks cool! Just never seen one of these shows before! Looks very interesting, it’ll be good for me and my husband, since we barely have time for eachother. Date nite for me!

I would LIke To have The chance to Win because My 7yr old nephew Would Love to See This show! I usually try to Take him to as Many Concerts and Arts/Entertainment Events as possible when we have the opportunity, But sometimes they land on school nights, But for this show it would be perfect because he is near the end of his school year. His Birthday is in a couple of days, and I would love to win these pair of tickets and surprise him with a Solo Auntie And Nephew date!:) I think this experience if chosen will show him the true meaning and beauty of Performing arts from all over the world. Thank u.

Marc Baugh says:

I love the circus. I want to see the bear in the little car.

Luvrgirl559 says:


MG says:

Hope I win.

Jackie Ellis says:

If I were chosen it would be one of jubilation!
Like the Black Singer I too have a wickedness about me. I hide many secrets. Alegría!!!!

MsJoey says:

OOOOH I want to take my daughter soooo badly!!!
I would be the coolest mom ever!

Kristy says:

Please pick me?!

erica says:

This would be an amazing show to see. Awesome show but no walking through Vegas level smoke- double awesome!

Brad says:

I would love to win a pair of tickets.

Dawn says:

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner….PICK ME PLEASE!! :)

steve says:

okay, i’ll go..

Darth says:

my wife has been bugging for tickets pick me

Lc says:

okay, when do I pick up my tickets.

Dee says:

Pick meeeeeee I loveeeeeeeee Cirque!

Susette Ishizuka says:

Love to see the show! All the reviews I’ve read that they are AWESOME!!!

Bella says:


Denise Chaffee says:

Please, please…I’ve only seen parts of the shows on television. Would love to see it in person!

Mister E says:

Don’t mind if I do.

efalke says:

this would be an amazing show. pick me.

Spencer says:

I would like to win some tickets!

Ora says:

I really enjoyed Cirque Du Soleil when it was in Fresno, and would love to see Alegria, also.

kristin says:

I would love to take my hubby for a date ;)

SHEENA says:


SUSAN says:

Please pick me I want to go please pick me

chuck says:

I would like to have a chance to win tickets to see Alegria… you should have see my wife trying to describe the show to me…. I kept a staight face the whole time.. I knew what it was just wanted to see her make a fool of herself

wet towel says:

…of course, it eees ze summertime, and ze summertime at ze shore means bain de soleil… (whut? zis iss ze noh bain de soleil, it is zees ‘snork de soliel’ ???

..unkay, I’m down for it.

PreciousJabber says:

I would love to attend a show. I think it would be very entertaining and I have always been interested in attending a show.

MS B says:

What a great give away!

Whitney says:

Please, please…winner, winner!
Fingers and toes crossed!

Victoria says:

Comment, Comment, Comment, Comment :)

Sarah says:


Jay says:

Please & thank you.

skybird says:

I would love to see this show…Cirque du Soleil show’s look awesome!

Jane says:

Sign me up….fingers crossed..good luck to me!

JQ says:

I would love to see this show…..Alegria is a feast for the eyes…..

Dylan says:

OMFSM, this would be the most awesome thing to see this year.

Jim says:

The last show I seen “O” in Las Vegeas. I later learned the shows are all different. I am anxious to see the new show.

Mary Lou Nevins says:

I thought these groups were good as seen on TV, but I had no idea how good till I saw one several years ago. It’s totally amazing, and you should go see this because you’ve never before seen anything this colorful, this precise, this elegant or beautiful. This beats any movie you’ve ever seen.

Janice Kruse says:

Last time I saw Cirque de Soleil was on Mother’s Day in NYC, 15 years ago, in a circus tent located at Battery Park…looks like they’re still amazing.

Danielle says:

I have always wanted to see a Cirque show but just could never really afford it. Would love to win some tickets and take my son. Fingers crossed! Thanks Beehive :)

Steve says:

count mein

big time says:

i would so love to go!!!

Andrew Feil says:

We would love to go!

Joanna says:

:::Raises hand:::
Pick me! I want to see the amazing bendy people and scary stunts! I’m very good at going “oooh” and “ahhh”… I’d be an excellent audience member. :o)

Christy says:

I would *love* to win these tickets as a birthday surprise! Crossing my fingers I’m the lucky winner :)

Pam says:

How I would love to be in the troupe if just for one day…

Would love to go and experience Alegria!!!

Allison C. says:

I really, really want to see this show…thanks for giving us the opportunity to win these tickets. :)

shirley Boatman says:

I saw my first cirque show in Spain and have urned to see one close to home–I’m 85 years old cant aford to buy a ticket Thanks.

Pam says:

This would be such a pick-me-up to win tickets to this! We’re experiencing a job lay-off and there’s no way we can afford the tickets! If we don’t win them then I hope the winner is a person who really NEEDS them at this time in their life – as an escape from whatever problems that they are facing! Allegria would be a great momentary escape from the ‘rea1′ world! Good luck to everyone!!!!

Adam S says:

Would very much enjoy getting to see this!

Lynn says:

My husband and I have seen a couple of Cirque du Soleil’s one in San Jose the other the “0″ in Las Vegas, do not really get all the hype? Needed to go twice because people thought we were crazy for not liking it, second time confirmed it, not our thing! But my 16 year old son wants to go so badly! So I would happily go with him again if I won tickets! Who knows maybe this is the show to change my mind!

Johnny says:

cmon johnny!!! i wanna see the show”D

Christopher says:

I would love to check out the show. I’ve never went to one in Vegas. Make my day!!!!!! Please….Lol

Yvette says:


bradley says:

i would love to go!

Ben-Jamin says:

I want to go!!!!! Pick me

Angel says:

I love cookies and milk.

Benjaminj says:

I need to win please!!!!!!

Ajeet says:

I’ve been living in New York City for the past few years, but was raised in Fresno and am visiting family here right now. It sure is exciting to see big shows like this coming to the Valley. Hope we can keep this up.

Nancy T says:

My husband and I saw them in the early 80′s when they performed in a tent in LA. They were amazing and we’d love to see them again!

Dwayne Auernheimer says:

Gimme Gimme Gimme !

Dotchie Opelac says:

I haven’t watched any of their shows yet. So excited if chosen to win.

ZDO says:

Please let me win!

Mike lu says:

It would be nice to go!!f

Weaver says:

would love to take my son to this!

Karan J says:

The only Cirque show I’ve seen is “Love” in Vegas – it knocked my socks off. I’ve heard that whatever show you see first is amazing and that after that, some of the wonder is gone. Would love a chance to compare…especially since “Alegria” was the first….