Friday, June 24, 2011

Giveaway: Hollywood Bowl Tickets to 'West Side Story'

"West Side Story" (Photo courtesy of Hollywood Bowl)

UPDATE: Congrats to LAwonders, aka Jenn, who won the pair of tickets to see and hear "West Side Story" at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, July 8! Thanks to everyone who participated. And ... stay tuned! I'll have another Hollywood Bowl giveaway next week!

The Hollywood Bowl -- that superb spot for summertime entertainment -- is hosting what looks to be a great night out for parents. Two nights, actually. And I'm giving away a pair of tickets!

On July 8 and 9, the LA Philharmonic presents the MGM classic musical "West Side Story" in HD in honor of the film's 50th anniversary.

The LA Phil will perform the famous orchestral score from Leonard Bernstein and the Stephen Sondheim songs live, while the newly remastered film plays in high definition on the Hollywood Bowl's big screen, with the original songs and dialogue intact.

Based on the book by Arthur Laurents with choreography by Jerome Robbins, the 1961 film stars Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer as a star-crossed couple who fall in love despite coming from rival New York City gangs.

David Newman will serve as conductor for the LA Philharmonic.

LA Phil Presents MGM HD presents "West Side Story"

July 8, 9 (8 p.m.)
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Tickets: $11-$158 (Click here to purchase and for more information.)

*** GIVEAWAY ***

I'm giving away 2 tickets to see the Friday, July 8 (8 p.m.) presentation of "West Side Story" at the Hollywood Bowl. Seats are the in the first section behind the boxes -- aka, good ones!

To enter, simply leave a comment below saying why you'd like to have a night out at the Hollywood Bowl.

For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter and retweet this giveaway. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page.

Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so.

Good luck, and I will announce the winner (on this post, not a separate one) on Friday, July 1!


Katie said...

I LOVE going to the Hollywood Bowl, and seeing West Side Story there would be fantastic. My girlfriend has never seen it, and taking her to see it at the Bowl... with a little wine and cheese outdoors beforehand... and the LA Phil playing the score... it sounds perfect! It sure beats my first experience with West Side Story, on a 13 inch TV/VCR combo... :)

Elise Crane Derby said...

Love the Hollywood Bowl and love Westside Story. Both together is almost too much to ask for.

Unknown said...

I would LOVE these tickets...I have never been to the Hollywood Bowl as of yet. And it sounds perfect for a night out for me! Thanks for the opportunity!

Unknown said...

I like you on FB!

Barbara said...

I want to go. Do the tickets come with two round trip tickets from DFW?

L.A. Story said...

These are all such great comments! And I wish I could fly you out here, Barbara. :) There's also SummerSounds for kids at the Bowl, which I want to check out, too. (And, just fyi, you don't have to be a parent to enter this giveaway.)

susan said...

Would love to take my mom!!! This is her all time favorite movie!!!!

susan said...

But, of course, I like you on FB!!!!
Thanks for the chance to enter!

Alejandra said...

Last thing we saw at the Bowl was Star Wars in concert and that was 5 years ago pre-kids. Would love to go again!

Alejandra said...

LIKE you on FB!

Barbara said...

Okay, fine. Disregard my entry. :(

Anonymous said...

Please pick me! Have never been to the Hollywood Bowl, but LOOOVE West Side Story. :)

Gus Alcantara said...

I have lived in L.A. for almost 3 years and still haven't been able to see any performances at the Hollywood Bowl. I recently met my GF who will hopefully be my future wife and this opportunity would be wonderful for us to experience together. Since we are both HUGE film buffs and are originally from New York, seeing West Side Story would make our year!

Anonymous said...

I've never gone to the Hollywood Bowl and would love a chance to go. West Side Story is such a classic, what better way to see it than in the way they are doing it.

PHIA said...

7/7 is my mother-n-laws birthday. She and I are BIG fans of West Side Story and have never been to the Hollywood Bowl. This would not only give us the opportunity to celebrate her birthday, but also to go somewhere new, see something we both LOVE & ADORE, and of course have some me and her time (which we rarely have). Even if we don't win these tickets... I wish who ever does a wonderful time! Thank you for the opportunity! ;)

L.A. Story said...

Awww, happy early birthday to your mother-in-law, PHIA!

LAwonders said...

We recently moved to LA and have heard remarkable things about the Hollywood Bowl. Our friends RAVE about how ideal it is for a date night and we are in need of a date night! I've been told to pack a nice picnic for the evening and plan on doing so if we win this amazing giveaway. We'll def add this to our prayers tonight ;)

PS-I also "LIKED" the story on Facebook (jenn infanto) and twitter (@_jennalee)

LAwonders said...

Thank you sooooooooooo much!!! We can't wait!!!

L.A. Story said...

Congratulations! Let me know how you like it! :)


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