I dearly love Broadway shows and the only thing better than going into the city to see a great show, is to stay in town and see one! I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to be giving away tickets to see one of my all time favorite shows, Hairspray right here in Livermore at the beautiful Bankhead Theater in our award winning downtown Livermore.
So I can’t help but be giddy with more excitement than Edna Turnblaud in front of a Christmas Ham to be giving away two tickets to what is sure to be a fabulous show! But there’s more to this contest than just getting to give away two tickets to Hairspray, it’s a chance for me to help an incredible local theater company who has found themselves on hard times.
Tri-Valley Repertory Theater (TVRT) recently found out that their landlord was going to be raising the rent to their office and rehearsal space on top of general expenses that continue to rise for set and costume rentals, theater fees, etc. They are in need of donations of any size and of course more people to buy tickets to their fabulous shows. So I’m taking advantage of this contest opportunity to not only give away two tickets to see Hairspray but to encourage YOU to spread the word about the show and TVRT upcoming shows the coming season (OMG Annie AND Oklahoma!!!!).
For me Hairspray is simply one of my favorite musicals hands down. The music, the dancing and the incredibly uplifting plot are not only enough to leave you dancing to the beat, but feeling like you have the power to change the world! I’m SO stoked that TVRT has brought it HERE and I want to share it with you.
So here are the rules to get into the running for YOUR two tickets to see Hairspray.
1. Go to Facebook and “Like” Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (if you haven’t already).
2. Share the Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre page OR this blog post with your friends.
3. Come back here and leave a comment telling me why you love local theater.
Then the morning of Thursday October 20 I will choose a winner from the comments (that have “liked” the TVRT page) using Random.org. The winner will receive two tickets to see Hairspray during it’s run at the Bankhead Theater on the day of YOUR choice!
Remember you DO NOT have to be here in Livermore to enter, readers from the greater area Bay Area and Central Valley should enter as well. Trust me you HAVE to come visit our gorgeous downtown and see all that we have to offer and catch a great show while your at it.
A little about the show: Hairspray opens Saturday October 22 with performances Oct. 23, 28, 29, 30, Nov. 4, 5 and 6. Hairspray debuted on Broadway in August 2002. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. It received 8 Tony awards and is based on the 1988 John Waters classic film of the same name.
A little about Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to providing affordable quality theatre, theatrical training, a showcase for talent, and a cultural experience within the Tri-Valley and East Bay communities. They are currently in their 27th year of providing professional quality musical theatre, their 20th year of providing a true community chorus, and their 14th year of providing black box theatre productions. Attendance at their various productions exceeds 15,000 people annually.