Win tickets to Fresno’s beloved Thanksgiving-weekend ‘Nutcracker’ with State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara

Among my most popular giveaways on TMR is “The Nutcracker.” Each year, the Valley Performing Arts Council partners with State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara to present a post-Thanksgiving production in Fresno. This version features the company’s 25 professional dancers joined by 70 student local student dancers.

I’m giving away two pairs of tickets. If you’re a winner, you’ll get a choice of either performance: 1 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Saroyan Theatre.

The contest is open to members, donors and individual sponsors of The Munro Review. Tax-deductible memberships start at $5 a month, and you can make a one-time donation of as little as $3. (Paid memberships help keep the site running, and paid members get special members-only benefits. Please consider a paid membership in support of independent, local arts journalism.) A free membership option is available. For details on how to join, go to the Membership and Sponsorship page. No purchase, donation or membership is necessary to enter the ticket giveaway.

To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) answering this question: Did your parents take you to “The Nutcracker” when you were little? (Or, you can just tell us why you want to go.) Deadline to enter is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. The winners will be picked at random and notified by email. If you enter, be sure to check your email Wednesday evening.

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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 (5)

  • Gloria "Gib" Brough

    I grew up in a small town, Bountiful, Utah. My grandparents took me to Salt Lake City to see the Nutcracker when I was 13. I have hummed the music ever since then!!

  • Lisa Ovalle

    My parents never took me to live art when I was small, it has something I have grown to love as an adult and have shared with them instead.

  • Pepper DeLano-Doty

    I’ve never seen it live! This should be remedied, methinks.

  • Jo

    My parents did not take me when I was young . My daughter loves ballet and dance. She would love to attend !

  • Cleo Bauer

    My Aunt took me when I was 16 —first time!!


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