Giveaway for Harry Potter fans: Potted Potter at Walton Arts Center!

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Note from the mams: Congratulations to Joanna Gray, winner of the Potted Potter tickets. Have fun, Joanna!

If you love Harry Potter books — or if you’ve always wanted to know what all the fuss was about — this is a show you’ve got to see! We’ve got FOUR tickets to give away for the perfect family night out to see Potted Potter, The Unauthorized Harry Experience: A Parody by Dan & Jeff. 

The tickets are for the show at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.

This show condenses all 7 Harry Potter books into 70 very funny minutes. All your favorite Harry Potter characters will be there plus lots of props, music, costumes, a game of Quidditch, a fire-breathing dragon and some Hogwarts magic, too.

Written and performed by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the show is a must-see for Potter addicts and a great introduction to the series — even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff. According to the critics, POTTED POTTER will make you roar with laughter.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner originally ‘potted’ some of the creations from J.K. Rowling’s world when they were asked to create a five-minute performance for a bookstore, to launch the sixth book. With a cast of only two, Dan & Jeff take on the ultimate challenge of potting all seven Harry Potter books into seventy minutes. CLICK HERE for more info on Potted Potter and to see a video.

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“The duo casts the perfect spell over the audience.” said The New York Times. Dan and Jeff have been bringing the best in family entertainment to the stage since 2006. Potted Potter saw them win widespread acclaim and a fan base that crossed three generations. It played four sell-out Fringe seasons, three sell-out London seasons and extensive national and international tours. This brilliant family entertainment is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).

HOW TO ENTER: If you would love to win these four tickets, just click on the comment button below and tell us which Harry Potter book or movie is your child’s (or your!) absolute favorite. Come on, we know you read them, too!

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: Help us spread the word about the giveaway and we’ll give you extra chances to win. Send an email to your friends about the giveaway and be sure to put on the CC line of your note. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell.

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How NOT to miss this show: For more information about this performance or others, contact the Walton Arts Center Box Office by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting For more information on Potted Potter, visit Remember, there will be four shows at Walton Arts Center: Saturday, February 16 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.



  1. I’m terrible at keeping the book titles straight. I did like all the books and believe the books on audio are the best way to enjoy them. Jim Dale is a superb narrator! I thought the casting in all the movies was really great, but the Professor Umbridge woman really sticks out. Much of that story takes place in the Ministry of Magic and I just loved that one.

  2. My favorite movie is the first one, I just love Harry’s first foray into Diagon Alley! I can just imagine the exhileration and awe that going into that world would elicit. My favorite book is probably The Prisoner of Azkaban, the movie just did not capture enough of the detail of this book, with the Mauraders Map and the patonuses. It is truly a good read. Also the last book, The Deathly Hallows. It was a wonderful book, fantastic writing coupled with the bittersweet fact that the series was over. My daughter is only 4 but I cannot wait to share the Harry Potter series with her as well

  3. I have to admit I have not read the books, but have watched the movies with my daughter. I loved the first movie, because of the excitement and love of Harry Potter that it gave her. She went on to read all of the books and see all of the movies. I have watched her shed real tears for Harry!! I love her love of reading!!

  4. I have to admit that I am not the Potter fan in my house but I would love to treat all the rest of the people in my house to a Harry Potter show for Valentine’s Day!

  5. My boys loved the whole series. I am currently re-reading this series. 🙂

  6. I am happy to admit that I have read all of the books numerous times! My favorites are The Sorcer’s Stone, Prisoner of Azkaban and The Deathly Hallow’s. Oh, and my boys love them too. 😉

  7. I’m waiting to read the books with Brandon when he’s old enough…the wait is killing me! His favorite movie is the first one, but he DOES NOT like number 3.

  8. The Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite book. I agree the movie was good, but not nearly as good as the book.

  9. I loved ALL the books! My boys liked the Goblet of Fire movie best. I think they like the excitement of the competitions and the dragons!

  10. This would be fun for a date night with my son. A great reason for wanting to win this prize.

  11. My sone is a HUGE Harry Potter Fan! I saw this yesterday and he would just die to go! I made him read the entire series before he got the movies for christmas! He was HP for Halloween and I hope that we get to take him!

  12. I like the last 2 movies best, but I will watch any of them. Which is interesting to note, because there are very few movies I’ll watch more than once.
    My son (11 y/o) and husband don’t like the last 2 movies, I think they like Goblet of Fire best?

  13. HOPING HOPING HOPING to go to this!!! I’ve commented (above), shared on Facebook, and am sharing on twitter too!! What else can I do to win the tix, lol?!?!

    Thank you ladies!! Did y’a” notice the dates are out for this Fall’s NWA Boutique Show?! Save the date girls! XO

  14. (On Twitter I’m Coleman Chaosity- I couldn’t see how to edit my previous post, sorry for posting a million times!!)

  15. I like the whole series, but the first book and second books are my favorites. The excitement and wonder along with Harry discovering a new world make them special, I think.

  16. My 3 grand daughters would LOVE this and the books. Would be so great to be able to take them.

  17. Not a reader, so I can’t say anything about the books. Loved the movies–1st was the best.

  18. My whole family loves the whole series. There used to be all kinds of “fighting” in our house when a new Harry Potter book would come out and all four of us would be clamoring to be the one reading it! I like the first one, because how cool is it when he first finds out that he’s a wizard?!!

  19. I finally saw my first Harry Potter movies over the winter break and was hooked. I am looking forward to reading the books now.

  20. our entire family has been Harry Potter fans since the bookscame out! I don’t think I can pick a favorite! Love them all! I do love the last one! I love that Snape turns out to be good and I love how good kicks evil in the bum!

  21. I love the entire Harry Potter series and was so sad when it was over! If I had to choose a favorite, I choose the Half Blood Prince. Great books!

  22. I’ve read all 7 books to my daughter 2x. The first is my favorite, she loves the 5th.

  23. Definitely my favorite HP movie is The Deathly Hallows; Part 2!! Just watched part one this weekend. Time for part 2!

  24. I have actually never read the books but I loved the movies. I am going to start book 1 this week!

  25. Truth be told I have never read any of the books or seen any of the movies. I have watched my son play the lego wii game though.

  26. The Harry Potrer books are incredible. I have seen SO many kiddos become lovers of reading after exposure to these books. My personal favorite is Order if the Phoenix, but there are incredible aspects to each of them!!

  27. I’d get sleazy for Ron Weasley!

    Yeah, I need another excuse to wear this shirt 🙂

    We are huge Potter fans. To say which book is our favorite is too my pressure, lol.

  28. Our favorite is the Goblet of Fire!!! Me and my daughter love that book, and all of the others of course. We have both read all of the books and seen all of the movies. We are now working on reading all of the books to my son (her younger brother). I’ve also shared this on Facebook and e-mailed all of my friends! Woo hoo!

  29. My favorite book was the first one. There is no feeling quite like experiencing Harry’s world for the first time. I wish I could experience it for the first time all over again! This play would be a good opportunity to do so!

  30. My girls love “Goblet of Fire” .. I think it had the creepy serpent in it !! 🙂 We love all of the movies though! Watch them over and over!!

  31. All of the Harry Potter books are my favorite. I cannot pick one, I love all of them.

  32. All the Harry Potter books were my favorite. Each one of them were different enough to keep you captivated and wanting to continue reading!!! So excited about this giveaway that I’ve shared on both Facebook and Twitter!

  33. I love the first movie. I loved all the books, but the first movie was my seven year old’s introduction to the series, and now she’s hooked too. Makes me all sentimental.

  34. I was never into fantasy entertainment until the Potter world entered ours. What a fantastic roller coaster of adventure and excitement! I can’t pick just one favorite. They are all too magical!

  35. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I think is my favorite. I do love them all! The books are better than the movies but the movies are truly amazing. You just can’t fit it all in, in a movie.

  36. The first book because you are introduced to the characters for the first time!

  37. Never cared for the series, however my two closest friends are fanatics and would love to see this!!!

  38. I would LOVE to win these tickets! My oldest son will be 16 on Feb. 23rd, he LOVES the HArry Potter books/movies. He’s read all the books and seen all the movies! He’s a big fan and this would be a special treat for us to do togehter. I believe his fave is the Goblet of Fire. What an awesome giveaway!!!

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