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Win tickets to ‘The Fantasticks’


UPDATE 9:50 p.m. 3/25: We have a winner. Thanks for playing.

ORIGINAL ENTRY: “The Fantasticks” might have played FOREVER in New York — we’re talking about 17,162 performances from 1960 through 2002, when it finally closed — but it never quite got the same never-ending Fresno exposure. (Actually, I can’t remember the show having played here in recent memory, but I’m sure it must have been performed numerous times over the years.) Now’s your chance to see what all the fuss was about. “The Fantasticks” is the newest production from Artists’ Repertory Theatre, opening Friday at the Severance Theatre. And I have two free tickets to give away.

The tickets are good for either Friday or Saturday night’s 8 p.m. performances. I’ll give them to the FOURTH commenter to this post. You can pick up your tickets at Will Call. No multiple entries are allowed. We won’t publish comments until we have the winners. Rules are on the jump.

More tickets: Keep an eye out Thursday morning, when I’ll be giving away two prime seats for the Lively Arts Foundation’s 20th anniversary gala, which is set for Saturday at the Saroyan Theatre.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. The fourth reader to comment on this post receives the prize. One entry per person. 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. Must be 21 years of age to win. 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 ‘The Fantasticks’"

Ryan says:

In for the win.

kidcapri73 says:

I’m not sure of the last production of “The Fantasticks” in Fresno, but I was in a Theatre 3 staging of the show around 15 or 16 years ago. Wonderful music, great show!

David Prasad says:

Hi! I am leaving your first comment. It’s just as well that I not be #4. I have never heard of this play or musical. So I will be commentator #1.

Stephen says:

I’m guessing I’m too late, but it’s still worth a try!

Stephen says:



John Capo says:

Hi there, and thanks for blogging about The Fantasticks. As the publicist for the New York production, I just wanted to let your readers know that while The Fantasticks did close in 2002, as stated in your blog entry, it didn’t stay away for long. It’s back in a brand new production which opened in 2006 in the heart of Times Square at The Snapple Theater Center on Broadway. With myriad productions from Afghanistant to Zimbabwe to, yes, Fresno, the show continues to be a worldwide phenomenon. I hope your audiences enjoy the local production, and if you’re ever in New York we’d love to welcome you to The Snapple Center for the New York production.

John Capo
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