Giveaway: Spring Awakening at the Walton Arts Center

This contest is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Jacob.

It’s been a while since we’ve given away tickets to anything here on the Flyer, and we all know what that means, right?

It’s time to give away some tickets to something.

This time, we’ve scored a pair of on-stage tickets to the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, coming to the Walton Arts Center for two performances on November 11 and 12.

If you’re not familiar, Spring Awakening is based on the 1891 German play by Frank Wedekind. It is the story of 19th century German students “as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion.”

The musical was adapted and began an off-broadway run in 2006, followed by a two-year run on broadway. It was nominated for 11 Tony Awards (and won eight of them) in 2007.

The show was so controversial back in the day that it was banned in Germany for a period of time due to its sexual content. The version coming to the Walton Arts Center in a couple weeks still comes with a warning label: “Contains strong adult content, language and situations. Parental guidance strongly suggested.”

In other words, if you are easily offended, maybe you shouldn’t enter this contest. Otherwise, try to win!

How to enter

There is hardly a subject matter more deeply explored in literature than the teenager-coming-of-age, or teenager-discovers-sexuality themes that run through Spring Awakening.

In modern times (well, if the 80’s and 90’s are still considered modern times), no one is better at dealing with these types of stories than the late, great John Hughes.

Leave a comment with your favorite John Hughes film (here’s a handy list) and you’re entered.

What you’ll win

One randomly selected winner will receive two (2) on-stage tickets to the Nov. 11 Spring Awakening performance at the Walton Arts Center.

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • You may enter this specific contest once.
  • This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers, Arkansas Music Pavilion employees, and their immediate family members.
  • Contest is open until 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, Oct. 29.
    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. Once we notify the winners, you’ll have 24 hours to respond via email to claim your prize.
  • 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 or to purchase tickets, visit