Ticket Giveaway: Win 4 free tickets to see The Sound of Music at Walton Arts Center!

Happy Monday, mamas! Mondays are not usually on the list of our favorite things, but The Sound of Music definitely is!

We watch it every time it comes on television, usually before Christmas. But now we don’t have to wait for winter because The Sound of Music is coming to the stage on May 15, 2018, with performances running through May 20th.

And one of our favorite nwaMotherlode sponsors, Walton Arts Center, is giving us FOUR FREE tickets for a lucky reader to see the show with her family on opening night, May 15th!


THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of The Sound of Music returns to Walton Arts Center by popular demand. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

The Sound of Music features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp.

The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

Show times at Walton Arts Center:

  • Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16 at 7 pm
  • Thursday, May 17 at 1:30 and 7 pm
  • Friday, May 18 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, May 19 at 2 and 8 pm
  • Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm


To throw your name in the online hat to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see The Sound of Music, scroll down to the bottom of this post (and past the comments posted by other moms) until you see the words “Leave a Reply.”

Then write a quick comment telling us a few of your favorite things right now. It could be your new fave beauty products, certain people you appreciate right now or places you can’t wait to visit!

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

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The Sound of Music tickets can be purchased now in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.


    • My favorite things are: THE SOUND OF MUSIC movie, sleep-overs with my granddaughter, spring flowers blooming, the smell of pie baking, and sitting in the pasture with my dog watching birds dine on bugs.:-)

  1. A few of my favorite things right now are:
    • My amazing husband
    • My awesomesauce kiddo
    • The Mosaic Women’s community
    • Onyx Double Dirty Chai
    • Friends who pour love out when they see a friend who needs it

  2. my upcoming spa day, fruit snacks (perks of having a preschooler-ha!), and sunshine on the days that we actually get it!

  3. I am loving warmer weather coming, smashbox photo primer, and Advocare Spark to get me going everyday!
    My 10 year old would LOVE to see The Sound of Music! I’ll take my mom, too❤️

  4. The weather forecast being sunny for the week ahead is definitely one of my favourite things. Along with time with family and friends. Having the time to listen to my audiobooks in the car whilst being the taxi ride service for my children. I’m following Reese Witherspoon’s book club and loving it!

  5. I’m currently obsessed with cruise planning (going on our first), Hot Cheetohs (I’m a fifth grade teacher), water with strawberry and lemon from Sonic, and just a few more weeks of school left!!

  6. Mornings with Coffee on back porch looking out at dogwood and crabapple tree with our dog and puppy.

  7. My children, the ability to express myself through music and dance, and the chance to learn new things.

  8. Planting flowers and veggies with my kids; half and half tea (trying to break my sugar habit) and the days I get to wear my flip flops which are few and far between right now! The Sound of Music is my 94 year old grandfathers favorite…we used to watch it every year it was on TV when I still lived in Illinois. Would love to take my kids to see this one to start their love of it too!

  9. My German Shepherd puppy, my daughters smiling face, spring in the air & my loving husband!!

  10. This is my all time favorite movie!
    My kids softball games, Spring Break, My husband and traveling the world…these are a few of my favorite things!

  11. Diet Coke, time with my family, movie nights and cuddles on the couch with my kiddos

  12. as a teen girl scout I saw this play at the old springdale aco (when it was in the old church and had an outdoor stage) volunteering. id love to take my granddaughter to see this!

  13. Baseball Season. .. with my two boys (which Sound of Music is one of the few musicals, they have enjoyed watching with me)

  14. My fiancé, my grandchildren and children, the beach and all of God’s beauty that abounds!!!

  15. Living independently as a single mom, lots of hot coffee, pinot noir, a job I love, and my fabulous kids and family!

  16. As a child, I had The Sound of Music, To Kill a Mockingbird, and all the Shirley Temple movies memorized! I watched them weekly with my grandmother. A few of my favorite things…
    *My toddlers’ belly laughs
    *students bringing me flowers
    *sunshine and gentle breezes
    *the beach
    *the mountains

  17. Love Sound of Music! Right a few of my favorite things are:
    1.Pod casts! Love the Big Boo Cast and The PopCast
    2.The amazeum! When it is freezing in April it is a great place for running off energy with kids
    3. The gave Splendor

  18. My favorite things right now are all about organizing my home and life: bags, boxes, travel …

  19. Here a few of my favorite things! Coffee from Doomsday and watching my little girls perform the songs they have learned in preschool!! ❤️❤️❤️

  20. Friday nights relaxing after a long week.
    Follow on email, fb, Instagram and Twitter.

  21. I am thankful for my husband and my two grown daughters. God has blessed me with 7 grandchildren! God is good!

  22. Some of my favorite things are a good cup of coffee while daydreaming of a tropical vacation, puppy cuddles and kisses, and spending time at Crystal Bridges

  23. 4 of my favorite things –
    1. My 2 kids.
    2. My husband of 36 1/2 years.
    3. My three sisters.
    4. A nice cup of hot tea.

  24. Beautycounter shampoo and conditioner and Noonday Earrings—they come in brown paper packages tied up in string! : )

  25. One of my favorite things right now is cuddling with my new born. Life is amazing!

  26. I’m loving that we leave for New Orleans TOMORROW!!! Traveling is my favorite. 🙂

  27. A few of my favorite things include but are certainly NOT limited to:
    * reminiscing about “simpler times”
    * being goofy with my husband
    * cuddles with my twin boys
    * hanging out & being silly with good friends
    * FaceTime kisses from my nephew!

  28. Whoo! An awesome giveaway! 🙂

    My favorite things right now are Diet Coke and Twitter haha!

  29. Sunshine and warm weather, dark chocolate, friends and family, and music. Not necessarily in that order.

  30. My favorite things are family, food, friends, sunshine! I
    could go on, but these are certainly at the top of my list!

  31. A few of my favorite things??
    *the fact that the sun is FINALLY shining
    *happy, healthy boys and baseball!
    *positive progress in my husbands job
    *lets be honest…coffee and wine🍷🍷☕️☕️

  32. My family, my church, and Disney World are a few of my favorite things!

  33. These are a few of my favorite things…..Harrison, Anna, Madeline & Henry (the grands); time spent with them doing their favorite things; sunshine and warmer days to come; a June family beach vacation with daughters and most of our other 8 grandchildren and good times with family and friends!

  34. One of my favorite things is this musical! It’s my husband’s favorite of all time! I would love to treat him to this show!

  35. I love watching this movie with my daughter every year! I had such a crush on Christopher Plummer!
    Running outside and crystal bridges!

  36. My favorite thing right now is Fage yogurt. I discovered it because is was on sale at Walmart and now it’s my new, favorite yogurt! I eat it for a breakfast and also for a snack during the day!

  37. The little things in life we sometimes take for granted like running water, electricity, time with family, a warm place to sleep are a few of my favorite things. Trying to go without any of these would be extremely hard and frustrating.

  38. My favorite thing right now is planning out all of the Summer fun soon to come! I love all the fun things to do in our area!

    Would love to take the littles to this!!

  39. One was my favorite things this past weekend was seeing my youngest daughter be baptized. It was a great blessing!!

  40. My favourite things include but aren’t limited to: coffee in bed on a Saturday morning, lounging on the beach reading a good book, my Lipsense, sharing Pinterest ideas with my daughters, chocolate ice cream, musicals, alone time with my wonderful supportive man.

  41. My favorite thing right now–the tulips that have bloomed in my front yard. Spring is SO close!

  42. Spending as much time as I can with my little family, is my absolutely favorite thing!

  43. My favorite beauty products right now are all from It cosmetics! I love everything they have!

  44. Reading bedtime stories with my children, Diet Coke, beach vacations and seeing my husband walk through the door. I follow you on Twitter, IG and Instagram. I get the newsletter and posted on FB too.

  45. A few of my favorite things to do are golfing, being with friends and family, and being outdoors!

  46. The beginning of camping season with my family. Floating on the river, grilled food, watching my boy’s enjoy life in their treehouse while sipping lemonade on the patio. Grateful for HIS grace.

  47. 1. Going to my son’s sporting events.
    2. Flowers popping up.
    3. Time for myself!

  48. I love the sound of my five grandchildren laughing! I was in this musical in high school

  49. My favorite things right now:
    Good sleep
    Coaching my kid’s softball team
    Hearing teachers brag on my kids

  50. A few of my favorite things of the moment are indie lee skincare products, blood orange peligrino, and strawberries from the farmers market! <3

  51. A few of my favorite things:

    1) Iceland!
    2) LEGO
    3) My cats Hobie and Dinah
    4) Eating breakfast for dinner
    5) My wife! Who is celebrating her 34th birthday on May 1st!

  52. My few of my favorite things are:
    The beautiful sunny days that we are blessed with here and there! haha.
    My new love for thrift stores and hunting for treasures!
    I just recently discovered Mimosas!!
    After school ice cream trips with the kiddos 🙂

    I would love to bring my family and share my love of the live theater with them!

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