Giveaway: Win tickets to see “Les Miserables” at Walton Arts Center

We’re thrilled that Les Misérables is coming to the Walton Arts Center stage on June 18-23. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.

If you love this show — or would love to see it for the first time — we have 4 FREE tickets for the opening night show, thanks to WAC.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

The show features beloved songs like “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more.

With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). 

Recommended for ages 12 and up. Tickets start at $38

A few fun extras for Les Miz fans:

Hear more about the show in this short video:


If you’d love to win 4 tickets to see Les Misérables at Walton Arts Center, scroll down to the bottom of this post and then past the comments posted by other moms.

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CLICK HERE for more info about Les Miz the Musical at Walton Arts Center.


  1. My grandma died and a sweet friend had flowers delivered to the funeral in Illinois. She knew it had been a rough year since we had lost my other grandma a few months earlier. It meant a lot.

  2. We’ve had a tough few months, but support from friends and family has meant everything.

    Plus, opening night is my birthday! Thanks for the opportunity to enter

  3. My youngest was diagnosed last Oct w/Type 1 Diabetes and it certainly threw our family for a loop. I have been so uplifted by the tribe of moms that have come out of the woodworks to support me, donate supplies, give advice, etc. I am also blown away by the strength of my 4 year old and his acceptance of his new norm. It’s an ugly disease and it’s just not fair, but I have gained friends I never would’ve and learned things about our family we never would’ve known.

  4. I was in a store and the salesgirl was dealing with an irate customer. She got done and the lady left, and she told her co-worker that she wanted to go work in the back so she wouldn’t have to work with people for a while. Her co-worker pointed to me and said, “Wait on this lady. She’s really nice! You’ll be fine with her.” ❤️ So sweet! I also commented on Facebook and followed you on Instagram and Twitter! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. I received an awesome mother’s day Card from my son, who just started writing.

  6. Seeing BHS stage Les Mis last month!!! What a blessing the community was to the students and all involved! Almost 2400 people attended over the 4 performances; it was OUTSTANDING!

  7. A dmseeet lady told me I was doing a good job parenting my fit throwing 4 year old.

  8. My 8 year old daughter and my 3 year old son have both uplifted my spirits lately with their kindness. They are kind even when others aren’t and it makes me proud.

  9. Every week when I volunteer at my local food pantry I feel good that I have helped someone in need. That lifts me up!

  10. My kiddos spent 3 hours yesterday making homemade mother’s days gifts for me without any prompting from dad. They’re just awesome. 😊

  11. My sweet family giving me hours to myself to eat lunch alone and get a pedicure on my birthday was very uplifting!

  12. Having some wonderful and inspiring people around me and seeing my kids grow into wonderful people.

  13. I am always uplifted when I get to spend time with my ever busy teenager. She loves this story and has read it many times. This would be a great mom/ daughter date for us.

  14. I am uplifted daily by a new found friend. It’s always nice to have like minded women in your corner!

  15. I took my son to see this for his 13th birthday and we both enjoyed it so much. He will be 23 this month and lives in Memphis now so this would be a great to go back and see it and think of the wonderful time I had with him.

  16. I actually took my 12yo son to see the BHS version of Les Mis. He loved it so much he’s been listening to the soundtrack. And when a 12yo boy walks around the house singing show tunes, it makes my heart happy.

  17. My 16 year old daughter went to prom last weekend. She thanked me multiple times for everything I did to help her get ready for the night. I felt good to hear thank you!

  18. I was in harps last week and there was a new woman in the deli. She was probably in her 60’s. We made small talk and she asked me how I was doing, good, how are you…. she responded I am good because I wake up every morning filled with joy. She was so pleasant to talk to. She has a granddaughter with cancer and she was working 3 jobs to help with the medical bills that insurance wouldn’t cover yet she was still filled with joy. We prayed together and I left filled with joy. Thankful for that sweet woman and her desire to spread joy to others in such a simple way.

  19. A new friend expressed immense gratitude for encouragement and support in the midst of her job search, which has been a delicate and vulnerable time in her life. However, I am the one LIFTED and altered in receiving this heartwarming thanks. To have served in this way was a humbling privilege.

  20. My 1st son graduated with honors this year! He has been pushing so hard and it was truly great to see him achieve this accomplishment!

  21. My son had to have surgery last Monday. My work family called, checked in, sent him positive messages, his friends called. The people around my family uplifted and supported us.

  22. I have been able to spend time with many friends this last week, and with a dear cousin who came to town. Springtime makes it easier to get out, and it’s been a joy to get to see the faces and hear the voices of people I cherish.

  23. Someone recently told me that they really appreciate me and that they never worry about anything when I’m at work. 💖

  24. I was in Walmart the other day, and there were two customers that came up behind me in the line. One only had two items, and the other one had three items. My cart was full as usual. I told both of them to come and get in front of me because they had so few items. They both thanked and thanked me. They both said, “You are a very good person. No one has ever done anything like this for me.” This really made me feel proud!

  25. My son played in the orchestra pit for the BHS production of Les Mis. It was wonderful!

  26. My family was extra sweet to me on mother’s day even though I was at work most of the day. I follow on fb, Twitter, Instagram and email.

  27. I have been watching the Les Mis TV series on AETN for the past several Sunday nights, but it isn’t the musical version, and I love the songs so much! I downloaded “I Dreamed a Dream” and played it for my 13-year old to help her understand why I love that song so much. It would be so great for her to experience the show. 😍
    I enjoy having time alone with her, but we could think of two others to invite along too!!

  28. My 4 year old has been working very hard on her letters lately and she made me a Mother’s Day card, making each letter a different color (in rainbow color order because that’s her favorite!)🥰

  29. Taking care of my parents uplifts me. I love being a nurse and being able to take care of others.

  30. I was able to reconnect with some old friends recently! It was just the thing I needed after a few stressful weeks.

  31. I got to spend some hours on mother’s day working in my garden. Good for the soul!

  32. After a particularly busy and stressful few weeks, my husband told me that he is impressed by how I keep everything organized and flowing. He said it’s a talent that I should be proud of. That made my heart soar with love, gratitude and encouragement to keep going even when I’m so tired!

  33. My two best grade school friends came to visit and we had a awesome few days. I love that they came to see me and that we are still great friends after all these years! We graduated In 1995!

  34. My oldest daughter is home from college for the summer!! Love doing things with her and would love to take my girls to this show!

  35. Our sweet dog died 3 weeks ago and my daughter painted me a portrait of her for Mother’s day. A Very unexpected gift. This made me so happy!!

  36. My niece that we adopted when she was a teenager, wrote me the sweetest and most sincere Mothers Day note about how much she appreciated what we did for her and she loves us. I think that will lift me up for a long while.

  37. Both of my daughters put thought into the gifts they gave me for Mother’s Day. Each had meaning and it made me feel like they “get me”.

  38. A teacher friend told me that my students said I should receive the Heart of Gold award that my school gives out at the end of the year. That was very nice to hear, especially at this point in the school year!

  39. My daughters spend an entire day cleaning the house with no complaints. And then they turned around and used the allowance they earned to buy me a Mother’s Day gift, nearly spending every penny on me. They are so sweet and it really made me feel special! #myheart #luckymom

  40. My daughters have inspired me lately —with the very sad news that our 7 month old puppy Bailey was hit by a car my youngest was thoughtful enough to think of me and her sister by drawing us a picture of Bailey with angel wings and the quote “gone but not forgotten is the perfect phrase”, a lyric from Mary Poppins returns Oh my ❤️

  41. My daughter wrote a card for Mother’s Day that had things all about me and she got most of them correct! 🙂 That made me smile!

  42. I met my children at Jose’s for Mother’s Day lunch and my 3 granddaughters faces lit up when they saw me and came running to hug me, the oldest said Mimi, I don’t get to see you enough, you’re the best ever!! Made my whole month:)

  43. I’ve been able to witness the strength of family in recent months and it has been amazing!

  44. My friend met me for coffee the other day and purchased my drink for me. It was at the end of a long and exhausting week, and it just lifted my spirits so much.

  45. My husband wrote me the kindest note for mother’s day. He also made sure whatever I wanted to happen that day happened. Made me feel special and loved.

  46. Felt uplifted this morning by God’s beautiful creation. It was a crisp, bright morning and rainbows were crossing the heavens.

  47. Today, was my mom’s first day of her chemo treatments. I’ve been holding it together pretty well. So I thought anyway. They had a music therapist stop in and it helped her (and me) lift our spirits. The little things go a long way. A song… the kindness of the stranger.

  48. I got to spend some individual time with each of my 3 boys over Mother’s Day weekend. It was wonderful to connect with each of them through conversation/play without having to juggle the everyday craziness that is so often our lives. So good for this mama’s heart!

  49. I read about a person at a salon offering to give one cancer survivor a month who lost their eyebrows free microblading. Her understanding that this is something important to survivors is uplifting. Would love to take my 16 year old daughter to les mis!

  50. My daily devotional is so uplifting & the perfect way to start my day!

  51. My intern gave me my favorite aromatherapy scrub today just “because”!!!

  52. A smile and a kind word goes a long way in my book! So glad I work w/people who encourage me daily!

  53. Two sweet strangers bought my coffee 2 days in a row when I was traveling.

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