Giveaway: Avenue Q

If you’re unfamiliar with the Tony-Award Winning Musical, Avenue Q, then maybe the words “Full-puppet nudity” might ring a bell? If not, well then here’s the basics: Avenue Q is a musical about “real life in New York City”, as told by a cast of people and puppets. These puppets, however, are “R-Rated” and in fact, the following is a disclaimer that the Walton Arts Center is including on all Avenue Q-related materials:

WARNING: Because of adult situations (including full-puppet nudity), Avenue Q is intended for mature audiences only. Wow.

Starting February 17 and lasting through the 22nd, the Walton Arts Center will host multiple performances of Avenue Q, the Broadway musical directed by Fayetteville-native Jason Moore, who is also the director of the Broadway version of Shrek.

Look for an interview with Jason Moore later this week but for now, it’s contest time and the winner will receive two (2) tickets to the Wednesday, February 18 performance of Avenue Q as well as a $10 gift certificate to Jose’s and a full-length soundtrack from the Broadway production. Not bad!

The term “Schaudenfreude” is German for “Happiness at the misfortune of others.” The characters in Avenue Q know that, while not completely “PC,” it sure is fun to laugh at others when they are down-and-out or getting what they deserve. In fact, everyone can probably relate. Right?

How to enter: Leave a comment telling us your favorite instance of “Schaudenfreude” whether it’s your personal story or one you’ve heard of. Maybe it’s the co-worker got passed over for a promotion that you deserved and you just couldn’t help but smile on the inside. Or maybe it’s the time that dude in the Corvette that passed you going 120MPH on the highway and you noticed that he was pulled over by a cop a few miles down the road. Feels good, doesn’t it?

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • You may only enter this specific contest once. If you enter this contest more than once you’ll be automatically disqualified.
  • This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers and their immediate family members.
  • Contest is open until 11:59pm CST on Sunday, February 15, 2009.
    Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address when filling out the comment form since that’s how we’ll contact you if you’ve won.
  • You’ll have to provide us with your first and last name (if you win) and then be prepared to show a valid photo ID when picking up your tickets.

Thanks to the Walton Arts Center for sponsoring this contest. For more information about this performance and to purchase tickets, visit or call 479-443-5600.