Giveaway: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Walton Arts Center

Beuaty and the beast, MotherlodeWe’re so happy the ‘tale as old as time’ is returning to Walton Arts Center.

We know from the last performance (in 2010) that this live production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is AMAZING. And we have FOUR opening night tickets to give away so you can experience the romance and enchantment, too! An added bonus: Dinner at Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese!

This smash hit Broadway musical is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film. A classic musical love story, the show is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

If you don’t know the backstory, the show is about a young woman named Belle and a “Beast”, who is actually a prince trapped in a spell put on him by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the spell will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out, and if he doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his entire household will be doomed forever.

Here are the performance dates and times:

Friday, October 18 at 7 pm

Saturday, October 19 at 2 pm

Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 20 at 2 pm

Sunday, October 20 at 7:30 pm

ARTS + LITERACY: In the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast, Belle teaches the Beast to read, highlighting the importance of literacy through the arts. In recognition of Belle’s commitment, Walton Arts Center and Ozark Literacy Council are partnering to promote “Arts + Literacy,” a campaign designed to raise money and awareness for literacy during National Information Literacy Awareness Month.For every ticket purchased to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast from October 1-14, Walton Arts Center will donate $1 toward Ozark Literacy Council. 

ABOUT THE FOOD: Hammontree’s is a cheese lover’s dream. Seriously, their grilled cheese sandwiches are downright addictive. They have names like Parmageddon, Bries Company, The Scarlet Cheddar and Cheebacca. They actually have 15 different grilled cheese options including build-your-own.

Hammontree’s also has gourmet hot dogs, soups, fabulous salads, classic melts — if you don’t like all that fancy stuff — and amazing desserts.

The atmosphere at Hammontree’s is really fun and they have outside seating. It’s on West Avenue, just around the corner from Dickson Street.


HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the hat for the 2 Beauty and the Beast show tickets + dinner at Hammontree’s, click on “post a comment” below and tell us which scene in the movie is your favorite. Do you love the library scene, the “Be Our Guest” musical number or perhaps the transformation from beast to prince?

red roseHOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: As always, we reward those mamas who help spread the word about giveaways. Send your friends an e-mail about this giveaway and we’ll give you an extra chance to win for every friend you tell. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

TO BUY TICKETS: If you don’t want to take a chance on not scoring tickets for this show, we encourage you to buy your tickets asap so you can get the best seats available. Call the box office at 479-443-5600 or click HERE to visit the website. Tell them you read about it here on nwaMotherlode!

Click the comment button below to get started. Good luck in the drawing. It’s random, as always, and we’ll choose a winner of Friday!


  1. One of my favorite movies ever! I have always loved the scene where Belle is longing to see the world. Where she wants more than an ordinary life.

  2. My favorite part is when Bella and Beast are dancing in the ballroom, one of our favorite movies!!! 🙂

  3. My favorite part of the movie is where Belle and the beast are outside feeding the birds, and they sing together and realize that they are in love. Melts me everytime!

  4. I do LOVE the library scene. Beauty and the Beast has been a favorite since I was little. Would love to see this!

  5. Its pretty funning when Gaston is trying to follow Belle through the town singing. So full of himself. lol

  6. We (my 2 y/o and I) love Be Our Guest! It involves lots of singing and dancing (in our house!). Thanks so much fabulous giveaways, girls!! XO

  7. My daughter and I would love this! I love when Belle is singing, walking through town, and reading the book.

  8. My favorite scene is watching Belle’s dad at his house with all of his trinkets and seeing how much Belle loves her daddy. 🙂

  9. My favorite scene by far is when they are singing with the birds. However, my 4 year old loves the “Be our Guest” musical part in the kitchen. I would LOVE to take her to see this, what a magical treat 😉

  10. My little dancer & I love the “be our guest” scene! She is a dancer and dances all over singing the song as its playing! She loves this movie and that Belle ends up with her prince❤

  11. My favorite scene is when Belle is walking through town with her nose in a book. It reminds me so much of my daughter who does the same thing all the time!! I even all her Belle on occasion.

  12. My little girls and I LOVE Beauty and the Beast!! Our favorite scene is in the library when the beast and Belle are dancing!! We’d love to win tickets for our family to go see the play live at WAC!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  13. Beauty and the beast is one of my family’s favorite movies. My 15 year old loves it so much she still watches it at least once a month. Our favorite part of the movie is when Belle takes her daddy’s place as the beast’s captive to free her daddy. The sacrifice if love is Beautiful and has such an enduring meaning. We would love to win the ticked and my 15 year old and 7 year old would be so thrilled

  14. Oh yes, my favorite scene is the transformation scene from beast to prince. I love when Belle can tell who he is just by looking deeply into the tenderness expressed from his eyes.

  15. I would love to see this with my 3-year old graddaughter. She is at the point now where she recognizes Belle from the yellow dress. My favorite scene is the Belle and the Beast dancing. I also love the teapot.

  16. I love the “Be our Guest” scene with all of the dishes dancing around and singing. Love it when the candlestick is pouring salt over the clock.

  17. I have to be totally honest-I have never seen Beauty and the Beast. I had a son who wasn’t into Disney too much. But I now have two granddaughters who I would love to take to this!

  18. I love the scene, near the beginning, where she is reading and walking/singing through the little village! My favorite disney movie!!!

  19. The “Be Our Guest” song scene is my favorite! I find myself singing it when I am getting a big family dinner ready 🙂

  20. My favorite scene is when gaston is at the pub with all of his friends. I’ve seen this years ago in Broadway and though that was such a fun song!

  21. My favorite scene was always the one where Gaston sings about himself…. I know, no humility but it always struck me as funny. My sisters and I used to have every word of the music memorized….

  22. If I have to pick just ONE favorite, it would be when Beast lets Belle go. The look on his face and his voice when he says, “Then-then you must go to him” just breaks my heart. :O)

  23. My favorite part is when the curse is lifted and you see how the characters transform and the similarity to the furniture.

  24. I love the Be our Guest but my favorite scenes are when he softens up and she is falling in love. I took my daughter to this a few years back an would love to take my 7 year old stepdaughter!

  25. This is my favorite Disney movie! I love where Belle and the Beast are falling in love and the song “Something There (that wasn’t there before)” is playing…

  26. I would love to take my granddaughter to see this. We go to the movies whenever a new Disney movie is released and she loves the movies and the stories.

  27. This is my moms favorite movie! And our favorite scene is when they are dancing in the ballroom. We cry together every time!

  28. oh WOW! Toss up between the village & the transformation from beast to prince!! Hmmmmm…. guess I need to see it again to decide! Hey! Even the boys likt this one! My son & I would LOVE to have date night… Okay, dad can come too! 😉

  29. Love when Belle and the Beast are dancing in the ballroom. Would love for my daughter, who is now into the Disney princesses, to experience this show!

  30. We LOVE LOVE the “be our guest” scene and who wouldn’t love the Gaston scene in the tavern? We love it all! Would be tickled as a bump on pickle to take these tickets off your hands!!

  31. My kids all have different favorite parts. My older daughter loves the scene where Belle is singing about the books she is reading. My youngest daughter likes when Belle and Beast are dancing, and my boys like the Be Our Guest part because its all about food. I like it all. 🙂


  32. My favorite scene is the “Be our Guest” scene. I love to see of the household items singing and dancing! I have a 4 month old daughter and can’t wait until she is old enough to enjoy this movie!

  33. I love the scene when the Beast and Belle are feeding the birds in the snow and sing “I wonder why I didn’t see it there before.”

  34. LOVE the ballroom scene! Classic fairytale and love the Be Our Guest routine. It takes you into their world!!

  35. My favorite is the opening singing number when we see her town and meet Belle. I’d love to win this to take my 5yr old to the play.

  36. My favorite part is when the Beast lets Belle go. True love. Tough love. So much emotion. So many lessons to learn.

  37. My all-time favorite Disney movie, so I love everything about it and would love to get the tickets! Tale As Old As Time & Be Our Guest scenes are my fav!

  38. My favorite scene is when Belle looks deep into the Prince’s eyes and realizes he is indeed the Beast and the one she loves …it’s a great movie/play and I would love to be able to take my granddaughter.

  39. I love that whole thing! It’s one that I can watch over and over even after all these years and still love it!

  40. My favorite scene is when the Beast takes off Belle’s blindfold and she sees the library for the first time. That is exactly what I would look like if I was in a room with books from floor to ceiling!

  41. I would love to take my family to see this! We saw it at Disney World and they loved it! my favorite part would be when Belle is singing in the village and Gaston is trying to “woo” her.

  42. LOVE the scene in the ballroom and the “Be Our Guest” scene. It really takes you into their world!

  43. Best scene is where Belle gives herself to the beast in exchange for her father. As a father I only hope I can create such a strong bond with my daughter!

  44. I don’t know if I can name just ONE! Although, I do love the transformation scene and the “Be our Guest” portion as well!

  45. i love the part where belle and beast dance in the library! such a great movie and teaches children that beauty is in the eye of the beholder

  46. My favorite scene is Maurice’s workshop. Just seems like such a fun place… however my daughter LOVES “Be Our Guest”. Except she’s three and goes around singing “You’re the Best You’re the Best!” Warms my heart every single time!

  47. All-time favorite scene is when household items perform, “When We’re Human Again.” It’s only in the play, not the Disney movie (wish it was).

  48. My favorite scene is when Belle takes her father’s place in the cell. She shows such love and compassion for her father that she is willing to give up her life, freedom, chance at love and seeing her father ever again to allow her father to be set free. It is the ultimate sacrifice to take in one’s place. I had never seen the movie until I watched it a year ago with my four year old daughter. She had seen it at daycare. But sharing that moment with my daughter, allowing her to see the emotion in my face as I watched it for the first time cemented my favorite scene in the movie. She sat in my lap and cried with me and told me, “Momma don’t cry, the beast really isn’t bad. You’ll love him just wait and see.”

  49. I would sincerely love to take my grand daughters to this show. It would be a wonderful gift for each of us.

  50. My favorite scene from the movie is when Belle takes the place of her father in the cell. She made the ultimate sacrifice of trading one’s life for another. She gave up her freedom, chance at love, the chance to ever see her father again or to live her life the way she wants too, all for her father. I had never seen the mother until about a year ago, which I watched with my 4 year old daughter. She had seen it at daycare. She sat in my lap as I cried over that scene and said, “Mom, its okay it gets better. The beast isn’t really mean.” It was a moment, scence and memory I will never forget.

  51. Well, who doesn’t love the theme song “Beauty and the Beast!” And to see them dancing to it……………….. Enchanting………..

  52. The part where Belle’s dad was working on his invention in the basement and she asked if people thought she was strange. He replied, looking very strangely, with “Where’d you get an idea like that?!”

  53. I love Chip so any scene with him is a favorite. I do love the opening song where Belle is walking through her village.

  54. Hands Down My Favorite Part – When Clogsworth (the Clock) is telling the beast how to win Belle’s heart…

    Well, there’s the usual things: flowers… chocolates… promises you don’t intend to keep…

  55. My favorite scene is the one where Belle refuses to eat, even though the Beast roars out for her to stay in the room and starve. I think it shows girls they should stand up for themselves. 🙂

  56. This is my all time favorite Disney movie! The romantic in me loves when Belle and the Beast are dancing in the ballroom. But really, I love all the scenes! It is a classic!

  57. Best part is the end when the beast turns into the prince and they live happily ever after because everyone loves a happy ending!

  58. My favorite part has to be the snow scene with Belle and the Beast. I love how you can see the love growing between them. My son loves this movie. Thank you for this opportunity!

  59. One of my all time favs!!! I love when Beauty and the Beast are outside in the snow and they realize they are falling in love….The whole movie is awesome!

  60. I get chills and tear up almost everytime I watch the ending where Belle is laying on his chest crying, and she tells him she loves him.

  61. Trying to win tickets because my wife wants to take grand daughters. Never saw beauty and the beast.

  62. I absolutely love “Be Our Guest” and sing that song for days after hearing it and watching it! And I would have to say that is my favorite song, but as to my favorite part, I LOVE the love story and so when Belle chooses “the Beast” and is in love with him as he is, makes my heart swoon! Love this story and the songs!!!

  63. I love the end when all the characters are turned into humans. I think it is cool to put a face with a voice. And little Chip is the best!!

  64. The scene where he takes her to the library and shows her all the books. he knows that her hearts desire is books and reading and he wants to make her happy

  65. My favorite scene is Belle singing in the village. Belle is a great example of a female for my daughters. My 6 year old’s favorite color is yellow. The same color as Belle’s dress. She has been Belle for twice already for Halloween. Her birthday is also this month and this would be a great birthday surprise.

  66. The snowball fight scene is the best. (“There’s something there that wasn’t there before..”)

  67. My favorite part is the end when the beast turns into Prince Eric. I love that Belle just isn’t quite sure that the Prince is the Beast. It’s just so magical the way he transforms and how you can see the love on her face when she figures it all out. Awe.

  68. My girls and I love Ms. Potts and Chip! I think my favorite scenes (besides be our guest) is when Chip doesn’t want to go to bed because ‘he’s not even tired’ yawn. Sounds very familiar to our house on Saturday nights!

  69. I LOVE the dinner table song and dance .. “Be Our Guest” .. So wonderful!! My favorite Disney movie! Brilliant music and colors!

  70. My favorite scene is when belle sings through the village More than this provincial life, and I also love the Be Our Guest scene…there are so many great parts of this story!

  71. I don’t know if I have a “favorite” scene, but I do love the song “Be Our Guest”. So I will go with that one. 🙂 Thanks!

  72. I love the early scene where the towns people sing as Belle walks through town and I of course love the “Be Our Guest” song/scene. Would LOVE to go see this show!

  73. My Favorite scene is “Be Our Guest”, I was just singing it the other day while I was working 🙂

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