Tickets to see “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” at Walton Arts Center

What could go wrong at a sideways, 30-story school? Plenty!

Kids will love this performance of Sideways Stories from Wayside School, based on the perennial favorite children’s book by the bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar.

And we’ve got FOUR FREE TICKETS for you to see the performance on March 7, 2020

The show will run March 7-21 at Studio Theater at Nadine Baum Studios.Tickets are $14.


This laugh-outloud performance by Trike Theatre tells the story of a school where all sorts of funny things happen.

Accidentally built sideways and standing thirty stories high, Wayside School is full of the most interesting classes of teachers and students you’ll ever meet – especially on the thirtieth floor. There’s Mrs. Gorf, the meanest teacher of all; terrible Todd, who always gets sent home early and John, who can only read upside down. But you’ll never guess the truth about Sammy, the new kid in town – or what’s in store for Wayside School when Halloween comes!

*The show on March 7 at 2pm is a relaxed performance. Select performances in our season have been adapted to incorporate special modifications to serve adults and children with sensory-input disorders, autism or other developmental or cognitive disability, as well as anyone who might feel uncomfortable attending a typical live theater performance. Please click here to learn more.

Best for ages 6+


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  1. I have wacky things happen to me every day … like calling my kids by the wrong names and losing my phone when it’s in my back pocket! But I think that’s just part of being a mom!

  2. We lost our puppy in our house and no one thought she would be minding and be on her bed and that’s right where she was!

  3. Sounds like a fun & entertaining performance. Wacky thing, i put on 2 differently colored dress shoes, they look the same except one pair is brown and once pair is black;I sat down for lunch break and noticed. I was totaly embarressed the rest of the day.

  4. Took the kiddos to Daniel Tiger at the Walton Arts Center and completely left my phone in the seat! I guess I was too busy singing “Beautiful day in the Neighborhood” 🙂

  5. My puppy loves to be dressed and can’t stand not having her shirt on. I gave her a bath and forgot to dress her so she went to where i put her clothes and she brought me a shirt to put on her ..

  6. Welcome to my everyday norm! 🤣 The other day I had snowflake pj pants on. I looked down and thought I had a spider on my pant leg. It was just one of the snowflakes that looked a lot like a spider 🤣.

  7. My grandson is potty training and I took him into the stall with me and he went, I congratulated him and said you did a good job. Then I went, he congratulated me and told me what a good job I had done peeing in the potty!!

  8. Wacky!! Life is great and sometimes really Wacky! I’m moving into my new house & my Tn Grandkids will be on spring break & be here during this. It would be something fun to take them too.. Wacky thing is they’ve never been able to stay with me before cause I rented a 1 bedroom apartment I’m so happy that my life is Wacky Perfect!

  9. I was running late one morning like always. It was a Monday getting school bags ready and I don’t know why but I put my daughters coat in my sons backpack. Back story to that is my son is in the 6th grade (11 years) and my daughter is in preschool (4 years). I work at the center my daughter goes to, so the teacher called to ask for her coat and I new I had put it in the bag. My son sent me a text of him with the coat on his head when he got home from school “it’s makes my butt look big but does it bring out my eyes”. I love that he has such a good sense of humor and was not mad at me for that one.

  10. My wacky story involves my daughter. My sister in law recently started cosmetology school and my 6 year old wanted to support her by letting her practice on her hair. She got it cut pretty short and it looked really cute. Well my daughter loved it. We leave and go to bed and the next morning she gets up to get ready for school and forgot that she got her hair cut. She looked in the mirror and started screaming! It took me five mins to calm her down enough to remind her what had happened! Lol

  11. I felt horrible the other day when I picked up my kindergartener from school and I noticed her shoes were on the wrong feet. And I was the one who put her shoes on that morning.

  12. Twice this week I’ve been thinking about something random and then someone has come up to me and started talking about what I was thinking about before I’ve even said anything to them. Reading my mind… Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. I live with a silly 6 year old. He cracks the wackiest jokes. His favorite right now is What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back? A stick! I LOVED Wayside books when I was a kid. Thanks for the chance at this giveaway. Looks like I need to hit up the library and get some of the books to share with my kid. 🙂

  14. Dinner out with the family when the 2 year old decided to take his own diaper off

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