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Givenik.com Hosts Exciting New Sweepstakes – Win 2 Tickets to “The Fantasticks” & meet Aaron Carter

Rick Miramontez / Elizabeth Wagner
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For Aaron Carter Media Inquiries:
Brad Taylor
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“ T H E  F A N T A S T I C K S ”
A A R O N  C A R T E R


New York, NY – On Monday, January 23rd, Givenik.com announced the launch of an exciting sweepstakes opportunity in partnership with The FantasticksOne lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets to the performance on Saturday, February 11th at 8:00 p.m., as well as dinner for two at The Palms, and a meet and greet with Aaron Carter after the show!  To enter, visit Givenik.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/givenik. All entries must be received by Sunday, January 29th and the winner will be announced on Monday, January 30th.

A modern twist on Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks (music by Harvey Schmidt, book/lyrics/direction by Tom Jones) is the quintessential story of a boyfriend and girlfriend who quickly grow apart when they realize they want to experience the world.  What follows is a hilarious and heartwarming story appropriate for all ages.  The score, which includes the hit songs “Try To Remember”, “Soon It’s Gonna Rain” and “They Were You”, is as timeless as the story itself.  Having run for 42 years in its original production at the Sullivan Street Playhouse, The Fantasticks is the world’s longest-running musical.

Can’t wait to see Aaron Carter? Get tickets on Givenik.com and select one of Aaron’s favorite charities: Kids Beating Cancer and the Howard Philips Center!

The Fantasticks plays at The Jerry Orbach Theater in the Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street at Broadway.  The box office phone number is (212) 921-7862. The performance schedule is as follows: Mondays at 8PM, Tuesdays at 8PM, Wednesdays at 2PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM and Sundays at 3PM & 7:30PM.

Aaron Carter began his music career at age seven, singing lead for the band “Dead End”. Two years later he made his first solo appearance when he was nine, opening for the Backstreet Boys at their concert in Berlin Germany, March 1997. The performance was followed by a record contract and, in the fall of 1997, Aaron Carter released his first hit single, “Crush On You”.  Being in the spotlight was nothing new to Aaron. Born with twin sister Angel in Tampa, Florida he grew up with two other sisters and an older brother. Aaron’s older brother isn’t just any big brother – he just happens to be Nick Carter of the award-winning Backstreet Boys. By 1997 both Aaron and Nick’s music careers put them both on their way to super stardom.  His first full-length album Aaron Carter (December 1997) achieved gold status worldwide including countries Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada and Germany.  On May 18, 1998, Carter released the EP Let The Music Heal Your Soul, a fund-raising project that featured vocals by Carter, *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and The Moffatts among others.  Now signed to JIVE Records, Aaron Carter was released in the United States on June 16, 1998. His sophomore album, Aaron's Party (Sep 26, 2000), was also released in the United States under the Jive Label and achieved triple-platinum status/certification. All of this before Aaron was officially a teenager.  At 13, Carter recorded the album Oh, Aaron (Aug 7, 2001) which featured his first duet recording with brother Nick. Oh, Aaron was accompanied by a video/DVD of the same name (March 26, 2002) which included footage of his 2001 Concert Tour in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, music videos and personal interviews from Carter. Carter's next album, Another Earthquake (September 3, 2002), was released during the Rock, Rap, and Retro Tour. The album featured the patriotic-themed single “America A O” and ballad “Do You Remember”. The Collection Album Most Requested Hits, (November 3, 2003) included tracks from his last three albums as well as a new single, “One Better”.  Aaron has won multiple awards over his 14 year career including TEEN Choice Awards, Kids Choice Awards, and RTL Young Artist of the Year Award. In addition to music he has also established himself as an Actor in Film, Television and on Broadway.  His Television credits include Figure it Out, Lizzie McGuire, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, 48 Hours Mystery, Liberty's Kids (voice), Family Affair, 7th Heaven, Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End and House of Carters.  His Film credits include Fat Albert, Ella Enchanted (lead male vocals in “Somebody to Love”, PopStar, Supercross and I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With.  His Theater credits include Seussical on Broadway (JoJo, The Littlest Who).  On August 17, 2009 the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) announced that Carter would be joining the cast for season 9 of their primetime reality series, Dancing With The Stars.  Aaron and his dance partner Karina Smirnoff became an early fan favorite and finished 5th place in the competition.  Aaron is currently entertaining various film and television offers all while in the studio working on new music and his new album.

Givenik.com is redefining theatergoing, one ticket at a time.  The revolutionary service offers discount, full-price & premium tickets to dozens of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, as well as group rates to all shows, and donates 5% of the ticket price to the charity of the ticket-buyer’s choice.  Give money, save money, see a show—it’s a win-win-win situation.

Give•nik (n.)  1. a person whose passion for charity is matched only by his/her passion for all things Broadway; 2. a user of givenik.com

Any certified non-profit organization can sign up to be a part of Givenik.com for free to develop a new, year-round fundraising mechanism.  The organizations that have joined Givenik.com since it launched in 2007, from national groups to local chapters, and from arts organizations to educational institutions, include The Trevor Project, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, City Harvest, Broadway Green Alliance, Dress for Success Worldwide, God’s Love We Deliver, The Actors Fund, Stand Up to Cancer, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The It Gets Better Project, New York Theatre Workshop, local chapters of Susan G. Komen For the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation, the Museum for African Art and the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

Theatergoers interested in becoming “giveniks” and charitable organizations and school groups interested in joining can simply go to www.givenik.com for more information.

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