UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.
Down in the valley there were three farms. The owners of these farms had done well. They were rich men. They were also nasty men.
So begins Fastastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl’s tale of a truly cunning fox who rallies his family and friends to take on those nasty farmers. In 1998, Fantastic Mr. Fox debuted in Los Angeles as an opera with music by Tobias Picker, who is now the Artistic Director of OPERA San Antonio. Learn more about Picker: “Tobias Picker On His Family Opera, ‘Fantasic Mr. Fox'”, Nathan Cone, Texas Public Radio, September 16, 2014.
A new production of Fantastic Mr. Fox will open OPERA San Antonio’s 2014-15 season at the new Tobin Center. Performances will be September 23, 26, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and September 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater. Order tickets online, call the box office at 210-223-8624 (daily between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.), or walk up to the box office at 100 Auditorium Circle (map; open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday). As of this writing, the September 23 and 28 shows are already sold out.
River Walk Plaza
On Saturday, September 27, at 7:30 p.m., the performance will also be simulcast on the River Walk Plaza, an outdoor space with a 30-foot-high video wall. The simulcast performance is a free event, but tickets are required. OPERA San Antonio gave me a set of tickets for my family to use, as well as a four-pack of tickets to give away to my readers. To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below, telling us about your favorite Roald Dahl story (refresh your memory here), no later than Monday, September 22. I will randomly choose a winner, contact him or her by email, and send the tickets by first class mail. Continue reading