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Win tickets to see the musical 'The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World'

Receive a pair of tickets to see the musical "The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World" in NYC. Runner-up will win a CD of the original album by The Shaggs.

The musical "The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World" contains all original music inspired by the stranger-than-fiction true story of The Shaggs.


Now one (1) lucky winner can receive a pair of tickets to see the musical "The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World" at PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS in New York City and a CD of the digitally remastered original cult classic album by The Shaggs: "Philosophy of the World" (Note: This is the original Shaggs album, NOT a cast recording of the musical). A runner-up will win receive a pair of tickets without the CD.

The musical runs until July 3. "The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World" is a co-production with New York Theatre Workshop. Conveniently located on 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, Playwrights Horizons is only a few blocks away from Times Square, many subway lines and the Port Authority bus terminal. For location details and directions click here.

A little more about The Shaggs:

The Shaggs defined cult status — and then they were gone in a blink of an eye. They were one of rock 'n' roll's biggest oddities.

In E. Fremont, NH, the late '60s, a working class dad has a vision of rock n' roll destiny for his three talentless daughters, convinced they're his family's one-way ticket out of hardship and obscurity. But the girls have ideas of their own — and as their father's ambition turns to obsession, the price of familial obligation becomes all too clear.


The band's only studio album was 1969's "Philosophy of the World." The band comprised of sisters Dorothy "Dot" Wiggin (vocals/lead guitar), Betty Wiggin (vocals/rhythm guitar), Helen Wiggin (drums), and later Rachel Wiggin (bass). The band never became more than a popular local act and disbanded in 1975 after the death of their father.

Added information: The musical's creators Joy Gregory, Gunnar Madsen, and John Langs discuss their 11-year journey with the show, their fascination with the subject matter, and what it's like to sit and listen to the actual Shaggs (click here).

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Step 2. Comment on this page, and tell us why you want to win tickets to see "The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World" and the date you would prefer to see the show (Showtimes are Tues at 7:00pm, Weds-Fri at 8:00pm, Sat at 2:30 & 8:00pm, and Sun at 2:30 & 7:30pm) thru June 6 (previews).

ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, officers and directors of F+W Publications, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Sponsor and its agents”) and immediate family members (spouses and siblings, children and parents and their spouses, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such individuals are not eligible. Void where prohibited.
TO ENTER: The Goldmine SHAGGS Giveaway Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 18, 2011 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on May 25, 2011. To enter, “Like” the Goldmine Magazine fan page on Facebook, or “Follow” Goldmine Magazine on Twitter Then post your comment on why you want to see the musical (with preferred dates) on this sweepstakes page.
PRIZE/ODDS OF WINNING: Before May 26, 2011, representatives of the Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received to award one (1) of the Grand Package Prize: a pair of tickets to see "The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World” valued at $150.00 (ARP) each pair and a CD of "Philosophy of the World" valued at $16.00 (ARP) each. One (1) runner-up will receive a pair of tickets to see "The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World” valued at $150.00 (ARP) each pair without the CD of "Philosophy of the World." Odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received. No prize transfer or cash redemption permitted. No prize substitution, in whole or in part, except by Sponsor due to prize unavailability, safety or security considerations, or any other reason as solely determined by Sponsor in which case a prize of comparable or greater value will be awarded. Winner will be notified by phone, email, postal mail or express mail at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Return of a prize notification or other documentation as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Winner may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and (where legal) a publicity release, which must be returned within the time period specified in the notification letter or an alternate winner may be selected.
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