Last week, the Miami Valley’s very own, The Human Race Theatre Company, sponsored a Face book contest.  People were to visit HRTC’s Facebook page, and vote on the person they wanted to see win.

The prize:  2 passes our 2012 Festival of New Musicals (August 3 – 5).  You get tickets to each of the three shows in the festival, at performance times of your choosing.

I am grateful to several of my friends who took the time to vote, sponsoring me to win two (2) free packages to the company’s upcoming New Musicals Festival.

Accompanying me to the festival will be Mr. Andrew Koslow, a remarkable young talent, who is recently graduated from Oklahoma University’s theatre program. I watched Andrew in a number of MUSE Machine musicals, in ALTAR BOYZ, and was honored to direct him in the 2009 production, SOUTH PACIFIC, in which he played Emile de Bec.

Andrew is currently performing in musicals in Oklahoma City, and will soon be venturing to NYC to begin his career.

This will be a fun time.

Here is the letter I received from HRTC:

Hi, Darin!

Congratulations on winning our “Who Loves New Musicals The Most?” contest. You won in a landslide.

As the winner of the contest, you get two free tickets to every one of the three shows in the Festival of New Musicals. You decide which performance of each you would like to attend. The schedule is listed below:

You, of course, are welcome to attend the kick-off reception on August 3 and the wrap-up party on August 5, as well.

We’d also like to give you two more free tickets (sorry, not full passes) to any one show of your choosing. These you can give to anyone you like. They can come with you to any of the performances you’ll be attending, or to another performance on their own.

Thanks for playing. And a more deserving guy could not have won.

Talk to you soon.

Steven Box

Director of Marketing and Communications

The Human Race Theatre Company

I seldom get to go to these kinds of events due to my teaching schedule, or due to things previously scheduled. However, Andrew Koslow and I are going to be kickin’ it up the weekend in August, enjoying and experiencing new works by our esteemed colleagues!

Thank you, Human Race Theatre Company!

And thank you to all who took a few seconds to vote!