Giveaway: Tickets to Mary Poppins!

Ahhh, the story of a magical nanny who sails in with her umbrella just in time to revive the spirits of the exasperating Banks children and their whole family.

Who doesn’t love Mary Poppins? (And what mom doesn’t occasionally wish a Mary would pop in and entertain her own children!) We’re giving away two tickets for opening night of this amazing show. It runs Tuesday, April 17, to Sunday, April 22. There are only a few seats left (literally) so call or click here ASAP if you want to make absolutely sure you’ll be able to see the show.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Mary Poppins is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has Variety raving, “This is the rare touring production that over-delivers on every level!” Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, Mary Poppins is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a perfect piece of musical theater.”

Appropriate for all ages.

HOW TO ENTER: Mary Poppins’ all-purpose word for anything fantastic is “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” To throw your name in the hat for this drawing, click the orange comment button below and tell us your favorite signature word or phrase. One teacher we know always says, “Watch out, Girl Scout!” and we are fond of psyching ourselves out to do something intimidated with the words: “Let’s just put on our big girl pants and get it done”. If you watch The Big Bang Theory, you know that Sheldon’s signature word is Bazinga! 🙂

Remember that winners are always chosen at RANDOM. You can also email your answer to

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: If you really want these scarce Mary Poppins tickets, you can easily increase your odds of winning. Just email your friends/family about the giveaway and we’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person you tell. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your email so we can give you proper credit.

If you want to be sure you’ll get to hear “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down” in person,purchase tickets by calling the Walton Arts Center box office at 479-443-5600 or by clicking HERE to see ticket availability online.


  1. I can’t help but think of all the silly phrases from when I wa growing up – like NOT! and COOL BEANS! Not necessarily favorites, but worth the mention! 😉

  2. “use your brain”

    I like to remind my kids that they are wiser than their choices. Saying “use your brain” is a quick way to say that’s not the best behavior but it also leads them to discover that themselves.

  3. If you mess with the bull you are going to have to stay on the porch. (Just my own version)

  4. I can’t see a bunch of birds without breaking into song, ‘feed the birds, tuppence a bag. Tuppence, Tuppence, Tuppence a bag!’

  5. My husband and I always say “DWI” to each other. It means “Deal With It”. It’s our way of telling each other, I”m winning this one! 🙂

  6. “If your gonna be dumb you’ve gotta be tough”

    As the mother of 2 very adventurous little kids, we have taught them that if they get hurt after we tell them that they are going to get hurt doing whatever it is that they are doing, they are not allowed to cry about it. I even heard my 3 yr old say it to my 6 yr old not too long ago!

  7. “I may not know if you’re lying, but God knows!” – I use this with my kids when I think they aren’t telling the truth. I don’t know that it works, but I hope it scares them a little.

  8. Quick as a wink! I say that one often when trying to get the kiddos a movin’:)

  9. I agree with a previous poster– “It is what it is.” I find myself saying that all the time!

  10. I say “check it out” way too much when I want my son to see something I’m excited about. Recently he started saying it every day. At first thought, “How cute! Where did he learn that?” and then I heard it come out of my mouth and realized how often I say it. 🙂 Apparently, he learned it from me and that’s my signature phrase.

  11. I am a special education teacher and I work with children with many disabilities. So I often use “toto I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore.” everyday is a new day and often I feel as if I am somewhere else. Lol.

  12. When my kids are sad I always quote my dad and say, “I once shot an elephant in my pajamas, how it got there I’ll never know!” I say it real quick just like my dad did and it always puts a smile on my kids faces!

  13. Ivy has been talking about this since she saw the poster first time. I would love to have tickets to take her.

  14. Oh, this is exciting. It’s one of our favorite movies! My children’s favorite part of the movie is when Michael gets his face all dirty while walking on the rooftops. Our favorite phrase here is “Alright, sugar dumpling darling dear.” I don’t know how that started, but it’s a daily phrase here.

  15. Let’s do it Hewitt! It’s my friends last name but now it’s spread amgonst all our friends to get people to hurry up.

  16. I have so many:
    Lickity Split
    Hold Your Horses
    Don’t get too big for your britches.
    Are you freaking kidding me?
    Holy Smoke

  17. I always tell my daughter she is awesome like a possum! And she is a winner, chicken dinner!! haha

  18. “Hold on to your butts!” I’ve heard my kids tell one another in the car/van. Guess I say that more than I realize.

  19. seriously
    are you freaking kidding me
    oh no you didn’t
    My son’s band teacher says “he’s like a flea on a griddle” I like that one–so apt.

  20. Oh Cheese It! I said that after trying to get in the car to fast and squishing a box of cheese it’s in the process, my daughter and I laughed and so from then on when something goes wrong we say oh cheese it!

  21. This is such an amazing opportunity that I would love to share with my children…the magic of Mary Poppins!

  22. Chill pickle is mine! I didn’t know anyone else said that! Lol. Sometimes I change it up and say chickle-pickle. LOL. Can not get my daughter to sit and watch this movie, but I know she would love it if she got to see it in person!!

  23. Oh, there are so many:

    Good grief
    Holy Moly
    Buckle up buttercup
    Build a bridge (get over it)
    Oh, come on!

  24. HOLY COW

  25. “I bet the dingo ate your baby”
    sure hope we win. would love to share this with one ofmy girls. We never win so maybe this is our time :O)

  26. My son has picked up “go on!” from me.. so guessing that comes out a lot..

  27. While I don’t actually use it much – my favorite 80’s saying is “Happy Camper”

  28. You’ll never know unless you try. Hmm, that applies to entering this, too, doesn’t it?

  29. Favorite saying is one I tell myself every day “Don’t major in the minors”

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