Giveaway: Win tickets to The King and I, Oct. 3 at Walton Arts Center

The King and I / Courtesy photo

A show that has been called “too beautiful to miss” is coming to Fayetteville next week.

The Walton Arts Center will open their 2017-18 Broadway season with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King & I, playing Oct. 3-8 in the art center’s Baum Walker Hall.

From the synopsis:

Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

The show, considered by many to be among Rodgers and Hammerstein’s finest works, features all the beloved classic songs that have delighted Broadway fans for years, including “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”

We also have two tickets to give away to the opening night performance. Good luck!

How to enter

The King and I is the first Broadway show in a pretty remarkable-looking season of programming at Walton Arts Center this year. Besides this one, leave a comment telling us what other show you are most excited to see this year, and you’re entered. Here’s a handy list to get you started.

What you’ll win

One (1) winner chosen at random will win two (2) tickets to see The King & I Oct. 3 at Walton Arts Center.

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • 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 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28
    Make sure you leave a valid email address when filling out the comment form since that’s how we’ll contact you if you’ve won. Once we notify the winner, 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