Win tickets to Broadway in Fresno’s ‘Something Rotten!’ plus dinner at Cosmo
You can win a pair of tickets to opening night of Broadway in Fresno’s “Something Rotten!” (7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Saroyan Theatre). This new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. Not only do you get a chance to see a Tony Award nominee, you’ll also be treated to dinner for two (and free parking) at the wonderful Cosmopolitan Tavern and Grill.
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To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) answering this question: If you could ask William Shakespeare one question, what would it be? (Or you can just say why you’d like to attend.) Deadline to enter is 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The winner will be picked at random and notified by email.
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Hi. I would ask Shakespeare the following: Did you ever cross dress yourself while performing? If so, what did your wife think about that?
I’d love to attend
Of course I’d ask him “Okay, Willie, what’s the deal with you and this Frances Bacon guy?!?”
I would ask him how was his childhood and growing up?
How do you think your wife and kids might describe you as a husband and father?
Which pub would you recommend in Stratford UponAvon?
I’d ask him how he liked living in Stratford on Avon.
How on earth did you have the energy and imagination to write sooooooo much?!
How often did you actually perform in your own plays?
Did he get any help writing his plays.
How did the original production handle, “Exit, pursued by bear?”
I would ask him what writers influenced his own writings and how so.
I’d love to attend!
I’d love to take my boyfriend and expose him to more musical theatre. He loved Wicked when it came through recently. He’s on the right track. Date night, woo hoo!
I would love to see this show! I’ve only had a chance to listen to a few songs it sounds like a fun show!!
Dear Mr. Shakespeare.
Did you use words in your writings indicative to how people in that time spoke or were they just used to confuse the average reader and audience?
Thank you, Adele Graves
The show sounds like fun. I would love to go and see something new.
I would love to attend.
What were the drugs and or alcohol that inspired “A Midsummer Nights Dream?”
If I could ask Shakespeare anything I would ask him, “What is most important to you, the expression through art and writing or the audience reaction to your art/writing?”
What do you enjoy more the product or the process?
How would you handle you fame in today’s world?
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I would love to see this production. We have not seen it before and since Heidi B.was in it I’ve wanted to go. I’d ask William how many assistants did he have and what were his collaboration meetings like.
I would ask Mr Shakespeare who he thinks has made the best version of his works.
I would enjoy a much needed night out with my teen, and ask Will what he thinks of “his” role in Something Rotten.
I would ask him, what he thought of all the adaptations. Does he mind when they are not faithful to his original words.
I’d like to attend because it’s the final show of this season’s Broadway series. I’m hoping they announce next season’s shows before this performance. Something Rotten is the only show from this season which I haven’t previously seen at least once, so there’s a lot of novelty to it!
I would ask Shakespeare what his thoughts about the future are
Ruthann Van Buren
Having just been in Much Ado about Nothing, I would ask if he was frustrated that women weren’t in the theatre when he wrote. Many roles, like Antonio, are funnier when played as female. And I would also ask, “Who were you, really?”
Thanks for the entry.
I would like to know out of all his plays which one of his was his favorite to write?
I’d love to go!
Did you really create the name “Jessica” in the Merchant of Venice?!?! Please say yes!
if I was to win I would take my good friend Roxanne who treated me to see wicked. I fell in love with live performances.
With all those amazing stories in your head, do you sleep well or are you constantly creating?
I would ask him William did you ever know you would be so famous
I have too many questions for Will to pick just one. BUT I am a dance teacher at The Dance Studio Of Fresno. I love the “Something Rotten” soundtrack so much that I choreographed a Musical Theater piece to “A Musical” to take to nationals in Orlando in July. I would love to take my brother to see “Something Rotten” since we’ve enjoyed the soundtrack for so long and haven’t seen the production yet!
What were your favorite childhood activities?