Win tickets (and dinner) to ‘Gentleman’s Guide’

Special prize package for opening night includes tickets, dinner at Cosmopolitan Tavern and parking

IMG_1842UPDATE: Our winner is Joseph Hypes of Merced. His lucky number is now 67. Special thanks to Cosmopolitan Tavern and Broadway in Fresno for making this giveaway possible.

ORIGINAL POST: Sometimes it can be hard to take a chance on a musical with which you’re not familiar. Especially a professional production — with corresponding ticket prices.

That might be the case with “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” the 2012 Tony Award winner for best musical, which opens Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Saroyan Theatre.

But what if you got to go for free?

You can read all about the show in my interview with James Taylor Odom, who plays the leading role(s) in this comic murder romp set in Edwardian England.

And you can enter my ticket giveaway, which is a special prize package: a pair of tickets to the opening night performance, dinner for two at the Cosmopolitan Tavern (conveniently located in the convention center parking lot) and free downtown parking.

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite menu item at Cosmo, as the long-time Fresno restaurant is often affectionately called. (If you’ve never eaten there, that’s OK, too; pick something from the dinner menu you’d like to try.)

Deadline to enter is 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. Winner selected at random. I’ll be notifying the winner on Monday evening, so be sure to check your email. Please don’t enter if you won’t be able to attend.


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Author: Donald Munro

Covering the arts in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond.

90 thoughts on “Win tickets (and dinner) to ‘Gentleman’s Guide’”

    1. Oops. Silly me – I have ANNIE rehearsal on Tuesday, Was thinking of NEXT week. Sorry – please take me out of drawing.Dang.

  1. I’ve never been before but I’d love to try the black and blue salad. That’s just because someone posted a picture of it and it looked amazing!

  2. I have never been to the Cosmo but the Salmon and Prawns sounds awesome. I did attend Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and murder on Choir Tour in LA 2 years ago and it is a show not to be missed. I would love the opportunity to see this Tony Award Winning Show again. Great idea Donald! Thanks for keeping the central valley informed in the performing arts!

  3. My favorite thing at the Cosmopolitan is their original tri tip sandwich, so yummy! Just asked my husband what was his favorite dish at the Cosmopolitan he said if he had to pick one thing it would be the amazing clam chowder.

  4. I’ve never eaten there, but if I win I think the red wine braised short ribs sound yummy! If I don’t win I think we’ll try it soon. Thanks for the opportunity and promoting Fresno!

  5. I have never eaten there but I would love to try anything on this menu. Nonni’s Veal Ravioli sounds delicious. This must be a trademark dish.

  6. Black and Blue Salad? YUM! This was the first show I ever saw on Broadway, only two nights after its official opening, and I would LOVE to see it again! Thanks, Donald!

  7. I can go for a nice Ribeye! Never been there before! Would love to go there!! But could use a place like that before or after a good show.

  8. Dinner and show ! What a treat !sweet potatoes fries and the linguini shrimp ala VODKA … haven’t been there but would love to try ! And maybe I will even if I don’t win this contest ! Thank you 😊

  9. I’ve only had lunch at the Cosmo and my favorite is the fish and chips. Thank you for the opportunity to win tickets!

  10. I would love to try Nonnis Veal Ravioli. I hadn’t heard of the Cosmopolitan Tavern until now, but I am excited to bring some friends and explore!

  11. I love a good wild mushroom ravioli! I have never heard of this restaurant before but after looking at the menu it is fro sure something I will try.

  12. I have never had the privilege of eating there but if I could have my ideal menu it would be the gulf prawns martini, the wild salmon salad, and the red wine braised short ribs. I just don’t get to go out much. What a wonderful privilege it would be to eat out and go to the theater.

  13. I’ve never been to this restaurant before but I would love to try the 8 oz flat iron steak! I’ve heard this show is absolutely amazing, I would love the opportunity to see it!!

  14. Ooo fun! I love this show! And I’d love to try the wild mushroom ravioli! I’ve heard nothing but great things about Cosmo’s! *fingers crossed*

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