(Updated) Instagram photo contest: Win tickets to ‘Lion King’

UPDATE: Congratulations to randomly selected winner Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young! She receives a four-pack of tickets to the closing weekend of Children’s Musical Theaterworks production of “Disney’s Lion King, Jr.”

As promised, here’s a menagerie of contest entries, starting with Dorina’s. (They are all so sweet. I wish I could have given tickets to each and every entrant.)

A sample of other entries (I couldn’t get the embed coding to work on all of them, sorry):


ORIGINAL POST: At $15 a ticket, prices for the new Children’s Musical Theaterworks production of “Disney’s Lion King, Jr.” are very reasonable. (In fact, Disney insists upon it.)

You know what’s even better than $15?


A scene from “Disney’s Lion King, Jr.” at Children’s Musical Theaterworks. Photo / Sandy Tacchino


To celebrate CMT’s impressive summer season (which includes two local community theater premieres in a row), The Munro Review is giving away a family four-pack of tickets for a closing-weekend performance. Here’s the wrinkle: The actual contest is on Instagram.

If you’re our winner, you have a choice of attending one of these performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11; 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12; or 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.


“The Lion King” is all about the animals. Now I doubt that anyone reading this post lives on a savannah. However, most all of you have one or more animals in your life whom you love. To enter this contest, you’ll need to take a picture of your favorite animal. (By the way, you get to define “animal,” so if you don’t have a pet handy, get creative.)

Rules for @DonaldMunroArts Instagram Photo Challenge

1. If you’re not already following me on Instagram, follow me: @DonaldMunroArts

2. Take a photo of an animal in your life you love and post it on Instagram with the following two hashtags: #MunroReview #CMTFresno

3. Also, indicate your preferred performance date and time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11; 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12; or 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.

4. The Instagram photo must posted between now and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9.

I’ll choose one entry at random and confirm with the winner that evening. Then I’ll announce the winner of the @DonaldMunroArts Photo Challenge on my blog ( along with a manegerie of your beloved animal pics.

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Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

Comments (1)

  • Yuliana Ruiz

    Hi! My name is Yuliana Ruiz and I actually played Shenzi in the lion king jr. it was a very fun role and it was the summer I was about to go into fourth grade and now I’m in sixth. Well yeah that’s all I wanted to say!


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