Jan 20, 2011

Win tickets and drinks for two to "The Producers" at the Fine Arts Center

Want to win tickets and drinks for two to the FAC's latest musical extravaganza?

Tell us about your favorite Mel Brooks moment on the FAC's Facebook page by 1:11 p.m. on The Producers opening night--Friday, Jan. 28.

We'll select two winners who will each win a pair of tickets and tasty beverages, and then announce those that afternoon on or about 2:22 p.m. Extra points will be awarded to people who post their comments in video!
(Must be 21 or older to win.)

Here's a Mel Brooks moment from The Producers director Steve Emily:
I have a special fondness for the man we’ve come to know as “Uncle Mel.” When I was about 12 years old, my Granny and Grampa came up from southern Missouri to visit us in Iowa. It was during that visit that I was introduced to Mel Brooks. BLAZING SADDLES aired on HBO, and to this day, I can still see Grampa laughing hysterically and wiping away tears from his eyes during the campfire scene (If you’ve seen it, you know what I’m talking about). I thought that anyone who could elicit that kind of reaction from Grampa was aces in my book. Granny, on the other hand, was borderline offended. Of course, that didn’t stop her from laughing until her teeth fell out.

Mel Brooks, like all the great comedians, isn’t afraid to cross the line and risk offending people. Frankly, the world is a much better place with people like him running around, poking his finger in the chest of social convention (Seriously – do you want to live in a world where people like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks and Chris Rock don’t exist? I know I don’t). The great thing about Brooks is he does it all with a catchy tune and a smile on his face, and you find yourself laughing in spite of yourself.

The rules:

Facebook ticket winners will be selected from people who “Like” the Fine Arts Center’s page and write on the wall with their favorite Mel Brooks moment. Entrants understand that the FAC may use their stories for marketing promotions. Extra points will be awarded to people who submit video of their favorite "Mel Brooks Moment."

Winners will be notified on Facebook and tickets will be available for pick up at the Box Office or Will Call.

Winners must be 21 or older to win.

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