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Giveaway: Of Mice and Men
Win tickets to see a screening of the Broadway production starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano.

published Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Photo: Richard Phibbs
Chris O'Dowd and James Franco in Of Mice and Men

Dallas — For today's giveaway, we have several pairs of tickets to the next screening in the NT Live series, and it's of the 2014 Broadway production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd.

The showings are 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano.

To be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets, email tickets@theaterjones.com with MICE MEN FRANCO O'DOWD in the subject line. Include your name and number. Also, include which location and day you'd like to attend. Remember to include preference of day and location, because if it's not there, you're not eligible to win.

Your four choices of time, date and location are:

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Angelika Film Center Dallas
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Angelika Film Center Plano
  • 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Angelika Film Center Dallas
  • 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Angelika Film Center Plano

Tickets are normally $20.

You have until 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 to enter. We'll notify winners Thursday morning.

TheaterJones staffers and contributors, and their family members, are ineligible to play.

Giveaway: Joshua Bell
Win tickets to the acclaimed violinist, opening the 2014-15 Recital Series at AT&T Performing Arts Center.

published Thursday, October 30, 2014
Photo: Eric Kabik
Joshua Bell

Dallas — For today's giveaway, we have tickets to superstar violinist Joshua Bell, who opens the 2014-15 Recital Series at the AT&T Performing Arts Center with a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Winspear Opera House. He'll be joined by pianist and Southern Methodist University faculty member Alessio Bax.

To be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets, email tickets@theaterjones.com and put BELL BAX in the subject line. Include your name, address, number and best email contact in the body of the email.

You have until 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 to send an email, and we'll contact the winners by 10 a.m. on Monday morning.

TheaterJones staffers and contributors, and their family members, are ineligible to play.

We have lots more ticket giveaways coming up, and here's just a sampling of what's coming:

  • The Arsonists at Kitchen Dog Theater
  • A screening of the Broadway production of Of Mice and Men with James Franco at Angelika Film Center
  • Andrea Bocelli at American Airlines Center
  • and more!
Giveaway: Bruce Wood Dance Project
Win tickets to see Bruce Wood Dance Project perform Lovett at City Performance Hall.

published Wednesday, September 10, 2014

 

Photo: Brian Gilliaux
Bruce Wood's Piazzolla de Prisa

Dallas — For today's giveaway, we have tickets to Bruce Wood Dance Project, which is reviving the late Wood's popular Lovett (set to Lyle Lovett songs) under the acting artistic direction of longtime Bruce Wood dancer Kimi Nikaidoh. Other works on the program are Wood's The Only Way Through is Through and Piazzolla de Prisa, which features live accompaniment by Dallas Chamber Symphony.

 

The performances are 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 and 2 p.m. Sundauy, Sept. 14 at Dallas City Performance Hall. We have tickets for both performances.

To be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets, email tickets@theaterjones.com and put BRUCE WOOD LOVETT in the subject line. Include your name, address, number and best email contact in the body of the email. Also include which performance you'd like to see, Saturday night or Sunday matinee.

You have until 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 to send an email, and we'll contact the winners by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

TheaterJones staffers and contributors, and their family members, are ineligible to play.

Giveaway: MOMIX
Win tickets to the acclaimed dance illusionists, presented by TITAS at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

published Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Photo: Max Pucciariello
MOMIX performing Alchemia

Dallas — For today's giveaway, we have tickets to acclaimed "dance illusionists" MOMIX in the opening show of the TITAS 2014-15 season, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. MOMIX will present the work Alchemia.

"Alchemia is based on building, and effectively proving, theories around alchemy as an art form, and then demonstrating them through interpretive dance. Alchemy, by definition, can be anything. MOMIX is alchemy,” says Moses Pendleton. Invention and Innovation barely begin to define the creativity that is MOMIX, which conjures a magical and surrealistic world using light, shadow, props and the human body.

To be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets, email tickets@theaterjones.com and put MOMIX ALCHEMIA in the subject line. Include your name, address, number and best email contact in the body of the email.

You have until 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 to send an email, and we'll contact the winners by 10 a.m. on Thursday morning.

TheaterJones staffers and contributors, and their family members, are ineligible to play.

Giveaway: Dallas DanceFest
Win tickets to see the Friday night showcase at the Dallas DanceFest at City Performance Hall.

published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Photo: Sharen Bradford/The Dancing Image
Michele Gifford and Dallas Blagg will perform a pas de deux for Avant Chamber Ballet at the Dallas DanceFest

Dallas — For today's giveaway we have several pairs of tickets to the opening performance of the Dallas DanceFest, on Friday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall. The event is three days, and features showcases of local and Texas companies on Friday and Saturday nights, with the Dance Council Honors and more performances on Sunday.

These tickets are for Friday. Performers that night are: Dallas Ballet Company, Ewert & Company, Indique Dance Company, Rhythmic Souls, Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Texas Ballet Theater, Southern Methodist University Meadows Dance Ensemble and Dallas Black Dance Theatre.

(Saturday performers are Chamberlain Performing Arts, Chado Danse, Houston METdance, Avant Chamber Ballet, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Rep I and II companies, Tarrant County College Movers Unlimited, Mejia Ballet International, Bruce Wood Dance Project; to buy tickets go here.)

You can read DanceFest-related stories at these links:

To be entered for a chance to win tickets, email tickets@theaterjones.com with DALLAS DANCEFEST in the subject line. Include your name, number and best email contact in the body of email.

You have until 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 to enter, and we'll notify the winners on Friday morning, so be sure and check your email by 10 a.m. Friday.

TheaterJones staffers and contributors, and their family members, are ineligible to play.

Giveaway: Stars of American Ballet
Win tickets to see dancers from New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Boston Ballet at the Eisemann Center in Richardson.

published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Photo: Stars of American Ballet
Stars of American Ballet

Richardson — We have a pair of tickets to give away for the Stars of American Ballet, happening at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson.

The event features Tiler Peck, Megan Fairchild, Teresa Reichlen, Robert Fairchild, Andrew Veyette, Ask la Cour and Daniel Ulbricht from New York City Ballet; Misa Kuranaga, Shelby Eisbree, and Jeffrey Cirio of Boston Ballet and Estaban Hernandez from San Francisco Ballet. The program includes George Balanchine's Tarantella, Tchaikovsky pas de deux, Diamonds pas de deux and Who Cares?; Marius Petipa's iconic pas de deux from Le Corsaire; Christopher Wheeldon's Mercurial Manoevres; and Johan Kobborg's critically acclaimed ballet Les Lutins ("The Gobblins").

To be entered for a chance to win tickets, email tickets@theaterjones.com with STARS OF AMERICAN BALLET in the subject line. Include your name, number and best email contact in the body of email.

You have until 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 to enter, and we'll notify the winners on Friday morning.

TheaterJones staffers and contributors, and their family members, are ineligible to play.

Giveaway: Best Movie Fest Ever
Win tickets to a festival of movie musicals, Hello Dolly!, Moulin Rouge and Oklahoma!, at the Cinemark West Plano. TJ will have tickets to local productions at the event!

published Friday, July 18, 2014
Photo: Twentieth Century Fox
Moulin Rouge!

Plano — TheaterJones is partnering with the Cinemark movie theaters for the Best Movie Fest Ever: My Favorite Musicals film festival. The event happens on Saturday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 29 at the Cinemark West Plano, 3800 Dallas Parkway in Plano, at the North Dallas Tollway and W. Parker (here's a map).

The festival features three movie musicals: Hello, Dolly!, starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau (1969); Moulin Rouge, starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman (2001); and Oklahoma!, starring Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae (1955), and we are giving out passes to see all three, for both days.

The schedule is:

Saturday, July 26

  • 11:15 a.m. Hello, Dolly!
  • 2:20 p.m. Moulin Rouge
  • 5 p.m. Oklahoma!

Tuesday, July 29

  • 1 p.m. Hello, Dolly!
  • 4:15 p.m. Moulin Rouge
  • 7 p.m. Oklahoma!

Also, TJ staff will be on site throughout the day Saturday, and before the first film on Tuesday with ticket giveaways to local productions of plays and musicals, including:

  • Dogfight at WaterTower Theatre
  • The Boy from Oz at Uptown Players
  • Buyer and Cellar, starring Michael Urie (about an unemployed actor working in Barbra's Malibu home basement), at Dallas City Performance Hall
  • Nice Work if You Can Get It at Dallas Summer Musicals
  • Hands on a Hardbody at Theatre Three
  • Fiddler on the Roof at Lyric Stage
  • and more!

We'll give away a pair of festival passes for each day. If you enter for these, you have to commit to the entire marathon, and not just one or two of the films.

If you don't win, ticket prices are $15 for three films each day (you'll also get concession coupons and Fox home entertainment coupon codes); or $10 per film. Purchase tickets for Saturday here, and Tuesday here, or go to Cinemark.com.

To be entered for a chance to win, email tickets@theaterjones.com with MY FAVORITE MUSICALS in the subject line. Include your name, address, number and best email contact. Include the day you'd like to attend (Saturday or Tuesday). Also, ensure us that you'll see all three films.

You have until 11:30 p.m. Monday, July 21 to enter, and we'll notify the winners on Tuesday, July 22 morning.

TheaterJones staffers and contributors, and their family members, are ineligible to play.

Giveaway: The Enchanted Island
Win tickets to The Metropolitan Opera's encore screening of The Enchanted Island, starring Placido Domingo and Joyce DiDonato.

published Friday, July 11, 2014
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
Joyce DiDonato in The Enchanted Island at Metropolitan Opera

For today's giveaway, we have several pairs of tickets to the next screening in the Metropolitan Opera's Live at the Met HD series. It's an encore of The Enchanted Island, a work that mashes up characters from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest, and premiered at the Met in 2011 featuring Plácido Domingo and Joyce DiDonato. It was first broadcast in the Live at the Met HD series in 2012; here's our review of the HD broadcast.

Here's a description of the work:

The Enchanted Island, a world premiere work that combines Baroque music with a new, English-language libretto featuring characters from Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream, includes selections from more than 30 operas, cantatas, and oratorios by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and other masters of the Baroque period. The story, by the English theater artist Jeremy Sams, combines two of Shakespeare's best-known plays in a lighthearted "mash-up." The four young lovers from A Midsummer Night's Dream find themselves shipwrecked on Prospero's island from The Tempest, leading to a tortuous web of comic and dramatic romantic entanglements. The extraordinary cast includes Joyce DiDonato as the sorceress Sycorax; David Daniels as her nemesis, Prospero; Danielle de Niese as the air spirit Ariel; Luca Pisaroni as the monstrous but soft-hearted Caliban; Lisette Oropesa as Prospero's daughter Miranda; Anthony Roth Costanzo as the noble Ferdinand; Layla Claire, Elizabeth DeShong, Paul Appleby, and Elliot Madore as the Midsummer lovers; and, in a star cameo, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, god of the seas. William Christie, an early music specialist of worldwide acclaim, conducts. The visually spectacular production is by Phelim McDermott (Satyagraha).

These tickets are for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at the Cinemark 17 with IMAX at Webb Chapel Road and Interstate 635 in Dallas.

To be entered for a chance to win a pair, email tickets@theaterjones.com with MET ENCHANTED SHAKESPEARE in the subject line. Include your name, address, number and best email contact. 

You have until 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13 to enter, but we'll start notifying the winners asap as the entries come in, and get your tickets in the mail asap.

TheaterJones staffers and contributors, and their family members, are ineligible to play.

Giveaway: Henry IV, Part 2
Win tickets to the Royal Shakespeare Company's production, with Antony Sher as Falstaff, screened at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano.

published Monday, July 7, 2014

Dallas — For today's giveaway, we have several pairs of tickets to the next screening in the Royal Shakespeare Company's HD screenings at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano. It's Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2, starring Jasper Britton as Henry IV, Alex Hassell as Prince Hal and Antony Sher at Falstaff.

The showings are 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 and 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano.

To be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets, email tickets@theaterjones.com with RSC HENRY IV-2 in the subject line. Include your name and number. Also, include which location and day you'd like to attend. Remember to include preference of day and location, because if it's not there, you're not eligible to win.

Your four choices of time, date and location are:

• 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 at Angelika Film Center Dallas
• 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 at Angelika Film Center Plano
• Noon Saturday, July 12 at Angelika Film Center Dallas
• Noon Saturday, July 12 at Angelika Film Center Plano

Tickets are normally $20.

If you're going for the Tuesday performance, you have until 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 8 to submit an email, and we'll notify the winners Tuesday morning by 10 a.m. If you're going for Saturday tickets, you have until 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 and we'll notify winners on Thursday morning.

TheaterJones staffers and contributors, and their family members, are ineligible to play.

The trailer for Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 is above.

Giveaway: A Small Family Business
Win tickets to a screening of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy from the National Theatre of London at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano.

published Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Photo: Johan Persson
A Small Family Business at National Theatre of London

Dallas — For today's giveaway, we have several pairs of tickets to a screening of the National Theatre of London's production of Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business. It screens at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano, Tuesday, July 1 (tonight) and Saturday, July 5. It's presented in the NT Live series.

The showings are 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1; and 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano.

To be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets, email tickets@theaterjones.com with AYCKBOURN BUSINESS in the subject line. Include your name and number. Also, include which location and day you'd like to attend. Remember to include preference of day and location, because if it's not there, you're not eligible to win.

Your four choices of time, date and location are:

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 at Angelika Film Center Dallas
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 at Angelika Film Center Plano
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5 at Angelika Film Center Dallas
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5 at Angelika Film Center Plano

Tickets are normally $20.

If you're entering for tonight (July), get the email in by 4 p.m. For Saturday, you have until 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 to enter.

TheaterJones staffers and contributors, and their family members, are ineligible to play.

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