Giveaway: Win tickets to see ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at Walton Arts Center


Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Happy Monday, mamas!

Or is it a not-so-happy Monday? As moms, we all know how fast things can go off the rails, which is a great way for us to introduce this week’s giveaway. The Play That Goes Wrong will be at Walton Arts Center on Nov. 12 and by commenting on this post, you’ll have a chance to win TWO FREE tickets to see this award-winning smash comedy.

Photo: Jeremy Daniel


What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG! Called “a gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) and “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “a riotous explosion of comedy” (Daily Beast).

Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s comic gold that’s sure to bring down the house!

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Watch a sneak peek here:


If you’d love to win these 2 tickets to see The Play That Goes Wrong, scroll down to the bottom of the post and past the comments posted by other local moms. Then write a quick comment telling us about something funny that went wrong for you recently. Hey, sometimes all a mama can do is just laugh about it and keep swimming!

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We’ll draw the winner at random on Friday! If you want to go ahead and get tickets for this show before it sells out, CLICK HERE for more information and to grab a spot at this hilarious show. Or call 479-443-5600 to purchase tickets.

Photo: Jeremy Daniel



  1. I text my son ‘I’ll be waiting for you after school with your boys!” He thought I meant I was going to pick him up at school so after picking up 2 boys, scooping up surprise cup cakes for bday celebration and then running to the bus stop to not be late there’s not son there. I text him and he’s still at the school!!! Well that was a loss of over 2 hours of party time!

  2. We had to cancel our last date night because my husband‘s back went out. We’d like a redo! ❤️

  3. I was getting ready to leave my house and I was in a terrible hurry, I was looking for my phone but couldn’t find it anywhere. I kept retracing my steps and still couldn’t find it, but I knew I had just had it before I picked up my purse so I knew it was somewhere close. I was getting so frustrated so I told my friend (THAT I WAS TALKING TO ON MY PHONE!!) that I was going to be late because I couldn’t find my phone……… Then it hit me. We both started laughing so hard.. Hey don’t laugh I bet I’m not the only one that has ever done that.. 🙂

  4. A Friday that started with leaving my phone at home and then 3 wrong turns on my way to work! 🤦🏼‍♀️

  5. I ran over my daughters foot in the middle school pick up line 🤦🏼‍♀️ For several weeks, principal and other students would yell- “Be careful getting in! Watch your foot!!” 🤣🤣🤣

  6. My daughter got altitude sickness on a trip and threw up on me multiple times. Neither of us had a change of clothes so we had to stay like that all day. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  7. I JUST today tried on a snakeskin jumpsuit. It.was.FABULOUS! Then I tried to get out of it….. Ended up getting help from a friend. Needless to say, I didn’t buy it. Bc a girls gotta be able to go to the bathroom without help.

  8. As a realtor, went to the wrong house for a preview walk thru., the door was unlocked so I went on in., no one was home and I later found out it was the wrong house so I had to call them and explain what happened!

  9. I designed a quiz bowl (academic competition) shirt last week. I agonized for hours over the front of the shirt with had an intricate design, checked the proof multiple times. The back of the shirt had a simple Bible verse on it. Of course, after I have shirts printed, I realized the verse on the back had a word misspelled. Argh!

  10. I packed our family’s clothes for a recent trip. After nagging everyone to make sure they had the correct types of clothing, guess who didn’t pack pajamas?!

  11. My husband & I once drove to our friend’s home for a game night (one night early)! Our friends were so gracious and we sat and talked a bit before they even brought it up. Now that’s good friends!

  12. Accidentally had my 8 yo son bathe himself with conditioner rather than body soap 🙄

  13. We got goats and we can’t keep them under control! They are so funny and so weird. We came home the other day and they were on our roof!

  14. That time I sent a text about my boss to a co worker…except I accidentally sent it to my boss!!!

  15. I needed to send something to the other office and instead of putting their address on it, I addressed it back to my office. I didn’t realize it until it came back to me.

  16. I accidentally had my boys do each other’s math worksheets a few weeks ago. The 4th grader said “well, I haven’t done this in awhile, but I guess we’re doing a review.” The 2nd grader thought it was “a little hard.”. I found out from one of their teachers the next week. And the 2nd grader got all the 4th grade math right! Now I make them write their name on their homework sheets as soon as they get home!

  17. This is a old story but so funny to us. Me and my ex-husband are living in California and had been trying for 2 yeas to have a baby. It was Halloween and I was going with a friend and her kids trick or treating and my husband was going to a friend house. I got sick in the car and my friend was doing a surrogacy so she has some test for me to take. It was positive so I called my husband and he did not answer. My friend was calling his friend to find him and telling him that I was having a baby. At the same time my husband was calling me back and walking in the door of his friends house. His friend is saying he on the phone and to call your wife she is pregnant as I am telling him. He miss understood and was thinking it was my friend and said ok fine. Well I did not know it was a miss understanding by him and started to cry and when he found out he felt so bad he cried. Now I could not ask for a better story to tell my son who is now 11.

  18. I went on a family trip to Brandon for my 45th birthday, and I packed every ones overnight bags except mine. We got to Branson and I had nothing🤦🏼‍♀️

  19. Locked my keys in my car right before the start of our church fall festival (that I was in charge of), when I went to pick up 2 coolers of snowcones. Snowcone guy had to give me and my 2 young kids a ride to my house to get my spare key. Nice guy though!

  20. My husband and I decided to go to Village Inn for dinner one night. Our son was around 2 and had just started walking. Naturally, that night, he decided he did not want to walk and instead wanted me to carry him. So I pick him up and as I’m standing there, he unexpectedly flail backwards. My husband goes to grab him, but misses…..and that’s the night I drop my toddler face-first into the asphalt at Village Inn. Luckily, there was no permanent damage or hospital visits involved, but I still catch flack over it to this day!

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