Giveaway: Tickets to Sound of Music Sing-along at Walton Arts Center

sound of music singalong with dateListen, I don’t sing much, except for some very quiet singing at church. I’m not a great singer, and I know it. But I will be belting it out when I go see the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long at the Walton Arts Center on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7 p.m. I won’t be able to help myself because we all LOVE those songs in the movie so much.

We want you to belt out those songs with us, so this week we’re giving away FOUR tickets to the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long at the Walton Arts Center. We’re pairing the tickets with a dinner gift card at U.S. Pizza, just steps away from Walton Arts Center.sound of music kids

ABOUT THE SHOW: The Sing-A-Long Sound of Music show started back in 1999 in England and, since then, it has become a worldwide phenomenon, playing to packed theaters all over the world. During this show, you’ll see the classic Julie Andrews movie in large-screen Technicolor, complete with subtitles so you can sing along. If you’re really feeling inspired, you can make your clothes out of curtains, too, and wear it to the show. πŸ™‚

If you’re fans of the movie like we are, you already know that this is definitely one where the kids can come along for a fun family night out. My 6-year-old watches the movie with me every Christmas and the music really keeps her interested in the action.

U.S. Pizza snipABOUT THE FOOD: In our humble opinion, the food at U.S. Pizza is as legendary as the Sound of Music. Just like the movie, it’s timeless and always popular with any crowd. There’s famous for their pizza, but they also have excellent salads and sandwiches and the atmosphere is great for families as well as for date night.

Click HERE to see the U.S. Pizza menu.

sound of music mariaHOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat for the tickets and dinner gift card, click the words “post a comment” below and tell us what your favorite scene or song from the movie is. (We’re kind of partial to “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” Remember when the nuns sing that as she walks down the aisle?)

You can also email your answer to

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: It’s easy to earn extra chances to win this fun night out. All you need to do is help us spread the word by emailing your friends about this giveaway, being sure to put on the CC line of your email so we can give you proper credit. You’ll get an extra chance to win for each person you tell.

Posting a note about the giveaway to Facebook or on Twitter is also a great way to spread the word.

If you don’t want to risk missing out on this awesome show, you can guarantee your seats by purchasing them online or by calling the Walton Arts Center box office at 479-443-5600. Click HERE for more ticket info.

Winners are ALWAYS chosen at random here on nwaMotherlode, so anyone can win this package. We’ll email the winner at the end of the week, so watch your inbox. Good luck!


  1. Such a wonderful family show, hard to pick just one song. I would have to lean toward, “do-ra-mi-fa” because my family sings that song on every road trip! πŸ™‚

  2. I love when the kids are singing for the first time and running throughout the countryside.

  3. This would be an awesome date with my daughters! Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Any scene with Christopher Plummer…especially when the children are first introduced to Maria!

  5. The whole movie is wonderful. As a child always watched it with my sweet grandma!

  6. There are soooooo Many! My favorite would have to be…. Doe – a – deer! or maybe When all the children go to bed at the party πŸ™‚ Well I could go on and on and on about my favorites I also love the puppet show! My sisters and Mom and I watch this at least 3 times a year!

  7. I’m a true romantic, so I love when Maria and the Captain get together and sing, “I Must Have Done Something Good.”

  8. I love the Sound Of Music! But my Mon loves it more!! Her favorite part is Edelweiss. Mine is do-ra-mi-fa………

  9. My favorite scene is when the father comes back home, and all of the kiddos are swinging in the trees…that’s real life!

  10. I’m a traditionalist. I love when she sings the title song. “The hills are alive…with the sound of music…” We actually toured where they filmed the movie in Austria when I visited as a teenager. Beautiful.

  11. I am a Sound of music FANATIC! My favorite scene is when Maria tells the captain that “whistles are for dogs and cats and other animals, but not for children and definitely not for me!”

  12. I love ALL the songs but especially Do a deer!! Sound of Music was
    The very first musical I saw and began a love of these shows for me!!!

  13. My favorite scene is when they win the competition, but they never show up on stage. It always gave me a thrill to know they were making their getaway!

  14. I haven’t watched this movie in several years, but the first thing that comes to mind is the “do-ra-mi-fa” song.

  15. Wow.. I love this movie as do my kids! Picking a favorite is hard. I love the scene where the dad is coming home and they catch a glimpse of children hanging in the trees.; all the while Assuming his are at home minding their military manners.

  16. “How do You Solve a Problem like Maria” is just the best! I have a daughter who was extremely high strung as a child and we always changed it to “How do you solve a problem like Mary Beth” and it fit perfectly! haha like, “how do you make her STAY and LISTEN to what you say …”

  17. how do you pick? All the songs are GREAT, but my fav is How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria

  18. My daughter says her favorite scene is when Maria and the Captain sing in the gazebo. Mine was always when Liesl and Rolf sang there. So must be we like gazebos. πŸ™‚

  19. This is my sister and I’s favorite musical. It would be so fun for us to see this together!

  20. How can you choose just ONE? I love them all but am probably partial to the theme itself, “The Sound of Music.”

  21. I preformed Maria in the Soud of music when I was in the 5th grade! This is one of my favorite plays. There are two scenes that I love from the sound of music one of course being when Maria meets the children for the first time, and the other being “These are a few of my favorite things” when all of the kids come to Maria’s room during the thunderstorm and she calms them down by singing.

  22. It is hard to pick, but I would say Edelweiss. My best friend from high school absolutely loves, loves this musical. So, I think of her every time I see. πŸ™‚

  23. I SO hope that we win. Our famiily loves the Sound of Music and we love to sing along – eating at US pizza would just be the highlight for my kiddos. Crossing my fingers to win win win!

  24. My favorite things! Still not sure why it is considered a “Christmas” song though!

  25. Such a wonderful movie with too many great songs to pick just one. The sound of Music, My Favorite Things, Do -re-mi, Sixteen Goin on Seventeen.
    Children of all ages love The Sound of Music!

  26. Wow- the whole family could go- awesome! I can’t pick an actual favorite, favorite- I like “So long farewell”, “Do Re Mi”…. “I am 16, going on 17”- I don’t actually dislike any of them lol πŸ˜‰
    Thanks girls- hope you enjoy it!!! XOXOXOX

    • I was just about to email all my friends to increase my chances when I was reminded that I’m hosting bunco that night. :/ UGH! I miss all the good stuff!!! πŸ˜›

  27. I have always loved this musical (and don’t tell anybody, but it is one of my husband’s favorites as well)! I love the songs. One of my favorite parts is “A Few of my Favorite Things.” That song still pops in my head sometimes!

  28. I don’t have a fav part…just memorable as I was a Cadette Girl Scout back in the late 70’s and was an usher at the presentation at the old ACO outdoor theatre in Springdale!

  29. I love “My Favorite Things” Just makes me happy. I also love when the nuns say they have sinned and show the Reverend Mother the car engine parts they removed.

  30. I am sixteen going on seventeen……young love! Who doesn’t remember their first love?!? Favorite movie if all time!

  31. This is my moms favorite musical! I know her favorite song is “Favorite Things.” This would be an amazing early Christmas present for her!

  32. My Favorite Things! My daughters and I love singing this song together and dancing and being silly, in our home of course! Would love to go see this!!

  33. There are too many to choose from! “Doe a deer”, “Edelweiss” “These are a few of my favorite things”… Would love a Mom and daughter date to actually see it on stage!!

  34. The hills are alive!!! This song will always hold a special place in my heart as my little sister played Maria in their school Musial. It was one of my my beloved Moments hearing her sing that song in particular.

  35. I love it when the nuns remove parts of the car to keep the officers from chasing after the vonTrapp family when they are trying to flee the city. My favorite song is “Do Re Mi” when Maria is teaching the children to sing.

  36. The Sound of Music is a movie masterpiece! I really adore Edelweiss, just magical and lovely:)

  37. Can’t pick just one….Love 16 going on 17, My Favorite Things, So Long Farewell! LOVE this movie!

  38. I love the part when the kids are going off to bed and they sing, ” So Long Farewell”. I love the last child who sings, “The sun has gone to bed and so must I,” and then lays down. It reminds me of my kiddos when they are tired.

  39. I have to many “favorite” sciences, but I love the with all the children singing the bedtime song at the dinner party. I also love the scene when the children are hanging from the trees in their play clothes and the father and his fiancΓ© drive past. Love the look of horror on the father’s face when he realizes that those children are his.

  40. My favorite part since I was a little girl is the Puppet Show scene with the song The Lonely Goat Herb. My 4 year old daughter and I love this film and that scene is both of our favorites. She would be ecstatic to go to this sing-a-long.

  41. I love love love this movie!!! Definitely one of my all time favorites. It’s hard to choose just one song… about My Favorite Things:)

  42. The sound of music is the greatest movie eve. I introduced my daughters to it when they were little and we watch it together at least 3 times a year. i find myself singing My Favorite Things when i’m feeling blue! There are several songs i love tho.

  43. I liked it when the Von Trap children sang their good night song. So long, fair well,…

  44. “The Hill are Alive.” My favorite scene is the one with all the children singing the bedtime song at the dinner party .

  45. So, so, so many favorite songs! (And favorite scenes!)I love it when the Captain whistles for each kid and introduces them to Maria.

  46. “The Hills Are Alive .. with the sound of Music ….”. That is stuck in my head!!!

  47. I was just three years old during the premier of The Sound of Music. I love love love Julie Andrews. I raised my kids singing Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings
    These are a few of my favorite things

    Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
    Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
    Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
    These are a few of my favorite things

    Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
    Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
    Silver white winters that melt into springs
    These are a few of my favorite things

    When the dog bites
    When the bee stings
    When I’m feeling sad
    I simply remember my favorite things
    And then I don’t feel so bad

  48. “Do a deer a female deer” LOVE this movie! every song, the story, Julie Andrews! this movie is my childhood!

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