Giveaway: Fully Committed

TheatreSquared, Northwest Arkansas’ regional professional theatre is bringing Fully Committed to the Walton Arts Center in a few weeks and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the luckiest person in the world. Are you the luckiest person in the world? Yes? Well, the tickets are yours, then. Maybe.

Fully Committed is a one-man show featuring Justin Scheuer as Sam, an unemployed actor who works at one of NYC’s top restaurants. Scheuer plays over 40 different roles, including both sides of phone conversations between restaurant VIPs, family members, fancy celebrities, chefs, etc. It all takes place on the day before Christmas and as you can imagine, it’s a pretty busy/stressful situation. In other words, lots of room for comedic drama.

The show is fast-paced with no intermission and anyone who’s worked in the business can probably relate to all the drama that surrounds a restaurant and its customers and employees during the holidays. Things that are incredibly frustrating become incredibly funny in hindsight and I’m sure this show will hit home for lots of us.

“Justin is the kind of actor who is able to make the show funny and genuine at the same time,” said Morgan Hicks, managing director of TheatreSquared and director of Fully Committed. A native of NW Arkansas, Scheuer obtained his MFA in Acting from the U of A and he recently moved back to Fayetteville after living in California where he worked and taught in Los Angeles and the SF Bay Area.

How to enter
What’s the craziest restaurant story you can recall even if it’s not your own? Like, did you ever work at a local restaurant on Christmas day all by yourself because everyone else had already asked off and none of your managers bothered to keep that from happening? Let us know but keep specific names out of it, OK? You can’t go dissing anyone or any place by name and expect to have your comment approved. We don’t need to be getting all sued up over your bad day. Cool?

What you’ll win
You’ll get two tickets to the April 17th performance of Fully Committed at 7pm in the Walton Arts Center.

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • Do not name any specific restaurants or people. It won’t make your story any better and it will get your entry disqualified.
  • You may only enter this specific contest once.
  • This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers, Walton Arts Center employees and their immediate family members.
  • Contest is open until 11:59pm CST on Sunday, April 12, 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.