Giveaway: Tickets to The Little Prince at Walton Arts Center

the little prince

So here’s the set-up: A pilot crashes in the Sahara desert. While he’s trying to repair his wrecked airplane, he sees an apparition of a little boy who asks him to draw a picture of a sheep. Crazy, right? This guy is stuck in the desert and might die out there.

Well, yes, but the pilot does it anyway. He takes out a scrap of paper and a pen and begins to draw. That’s how the adventure of The Little Prince begins. This week we’re giving away FOUR tickets to this incredible stage show at the Walton Arts Center. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. on February 19, 2013. We’ll notify the winning mom at the end of the day Friday!


us pizza2We’re pairing the four show tickets with a gift card to our favorite pizza place on Dickson Street — U.S. Pizza. It’s a crowd-pleaser with every member of the family, and past Motherlode giveaway winners always have rave reviews after having a meal there. Click HERE to see their menu.

ABOUT THE SHOW: This one-of-a-kind show is based on the children’s book by the same name, written by Antoine de Saint Exupery. It is one of the best-selling books ever published in France and it has been translated into more than 250 languages and dialects. (Please note that this show is best suited for kids who are at least 7 years old. The show contains “mild language” which is also found in the original book.)the little prince book

The action in this show will delight kids, and the story behind it will remind grown-ups that we were all children once upon a time. It’s a journey of love, loss and laughter, and the Bristol Riverside Theatre brings it to life in a wonderful way. CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE STAGE SHOW.

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win the four tickets to the show, click the orange comment button below and tell us one of your favorite childhood memories. Was it having your Mom read to you at bedtime? Going to your grandparents’ farm? Eating snow cones with your siblings in the summer?

You can also email your answer to us at All giveaways winners are always chosen at random so anyone can win.

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: To increase your odds of winning the tickets, email your friends and family to let them  know about this giveaway. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

BE SOCIAL: Spread the word via social media and we’ll give you extra chances as well. Just share the giveaway with your friends on Facebook (click here to go see the post on our Facebook and share from there) or share about the giveaway on Twitter to increase your odds of winning. If you do either of these things, just let us know in your posted comment or send us an email so we can give you proper credit.

PLAY IT SAFE: If you don’t want to leave your tickets in the hands of Lady Luck, you can purchase them by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479-443-5600 or by clicking HERE to reserve seats online.  Enjoy the show!





  1. Sitting in the floor eating a bag of oreos with my grandma! She used to always spoil me when I went to her house…loved it…of course. 🙂

  2. All the camping trips my family took when we were young to this country’s most beautiful national and state parks.

  3. I grew up in a farmhouse on the kings river, so all of my best memories consist of dirt roads, splashing, lightning bugs, tire swings, and tree climbing.

  4. My favorite memory is of my grandfather. He used to live by a convenient store and every day when he picked me up from school we would walk there together and he would always let me pick out a “prize”

  5. my mom use to write notes on my napkins she would put in my lunch box. she said it was more for her sake than mine 🙂 i still have some of them, and now i do that with my own daughter!

  6. Some funny memories include getting in trouble for trying to sweep my baby brother out the front door and taking a handful of his home made birthday cake off the counter when it was cooling! Haha!! But also have fond memories of beach trips and visits to my grandmother’s house!

  7. Some of my favorite memories are of the whole extended family camping at Poinsett Lake in the summers. My parents and grandparents were all EMTs working for the same couple, so they would park the ambulance at camp and decide take turns going out on call (which was okay — they just had to be in the county and reachable by radio!)

  8. So many childhood memories! I remember my momma would take my little brother & I to the park when it snowed. We would drink Hot Cocoa & have a snow picnic! My daddy would take us on long walks in the woods. I loved that time with my dad, just he & I to talk and spend time together! As a family I loved when we would load up in my daddys truck and all go on long drives thru the country & back roads! We would always stop and have a picnic lunch together! So many cherished memories!

  9. Favorite childhood memories are some of the fun family vacations we would take as a family with my grandparents.

  10. My favorite childhood memory would be playing in the creek and riding our bikes all over the neighborhood with all of the kids. You didn’t have to worry about anything!! I miss the good ol’ days!

  11. One of my favorite childhood memories, was stopping at the Dairy Diner on the way home from my grandparents. It was such a long dirve and we all would be piled in the truck. On those hot days, a vanilla ice cream cone hit the spot!

  12. one of my favorite memories is swinging underneath the big tree on the wooden swing at my grandparents house in the springtime, with all of the daffodils coming up and the birds chirping.. i was maybe 5? those were the days!!

  13. My parents took me and my brothers on a month long road trip in a Pontiac Bonneville to California, where we visited with family, went to Disneyland, Marine World, Universal Studios, the circus, the beach and visited so many landmarks on the way and back, including the Grand Canyon. How they managed 3 kids in a car for a month is beyond my comprehension, but I’ll never forget it!

  14. One of my favorite childhood memories was going to visit my grandparents and digging treasure(coins) out of the flowerbeds. My cousins and I always thought that the money fell out of Grandpa’s pockets when he bent over to weed. We found out years later that he intentionally put money in the garden just so he could watch us squeal with delight when we found it.

  15. Playing with the neighborhood kids all summer long. Also, I loved trips to Cape Cod and to Pennsylvania to visit relatives.

  16. As a child I used to play under my grandparents willow tree. I still feel nostalgic and get excited when I see one:-)

  17. One of my favorite memories as a child was playing at my grandparents farm .. playing in the barn, running on the bails of hay, ice skating on the pond and in the puddles 🙂 .. Everything about their house was fun! They had a dairy business and there was always something going on there!

  18. My favorite childhood memories was sitting on the couch with my mom eating snacks while it was snowing outside.

  19. I remember the day I got my first library card, I was five years old, my mother and I walked to there to get it. I remember holding her hand on that walk and being so excited I was getting my own card. I loved the library, still do, and reading is one of my favorite things to do.


  20. My favorite childhood memory is going to my grandparents house. They would always spoil us and buy us anything we wanted, I thought that was so cool!

  21. Laying down w/my grandma on her bed for an afternoon nap. The window would be open and I can still smell the crisp air. More impressive were her gentle touch as she rubbed my back till I feel asleep.

  22. My favorite childhood memories are going camping every summer with my parents and brother. We pitched our tent, took the boat and skied all day and swam. Was great bonding time away from the world.

  23. Nightcrawler hunting with my father after a warm Iowa spring rain. With flashlight in hand he taught me how to sneak up on them. Later he taught me how to bait them on a hook in just the right way to attract a fish. Good memories!

  24. One of my favorite childhood memories is going to my Granny and Poppies house during the summer. They lived by a lake and I loved to go with Poppie on the boat to run the trot line. Sometimes we would get huge catfish. It was so much fun.

  25. Every summer My dad was off (teacher). He took us to the pool then to the movies every other day (karate kid, short circuit,etc…) he made us “Summer Potatoes” for lunch. Baked potatoes with butter and ranch. Ill never forget. Was a dream come true!

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