Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giveaway! 4 Tickets to Little House on the Prairie, the Musical!! ($100+ value)

A few days ago I shared about a new musical coming to the Fox Theater next week, Little House on the Prairie, the Musical.

I know the Little House series is popular among homeschoolers, just for pleasure reading or to use with curricula such as The Prairie Primer. For a fun field trip, the Detroit Public Library's Burton Historical Collection includes Laura Ingalls Wilder's manuscripts for The Long Winter and These Happy Golden Years. No matter how you incorporate it, Little House is such a great, wholesome series to use in your homeschool.

Homeschooling or not, most of us will remember watching the Little House on the Prairie TV series, which aired 1974 - 1982 and starred Mellisa Gilbert as Laura. I remember what a bully I thought Nellie when I watched the show as a little girl! It will be great fun to see Mellisa Gilbert play Ma in the musical!

For more information on the show:

http://www.littlehousethemusical. com
www.OlympiaEntertainment.com

The Fox Theater Box Office or Ticketmaster 800-745-3000

I am very excited to get to attend the musical as a "Little House Ambassador". I wanted to share the fun and asked the Little House Musical folks if they would be interested in offering tickets as a giveaway for the homeschooling community and beyond. They happily agreed and are offering the following for one lucky winner:

4 tickets for opening night, Tuesday, Dec 1 @ 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theater in Detroit, MI

The winner will be selected and contacted by the sponsors on Monday, Nov 30, 2009, who will be gathering the entries from this blog post. I will be notified of the winner so that I can announce it here as well. Tickets will need to be picked up at the box office 15 minutes before the show.

Because of the time sensitive nature of the tickets, the winner will be required to respond to claim their tickets by Monday, Nov 30th at 3 p.m., otherwise another winner will be selected. If you enter, please be sure to check your email and this blog regularly on Monday!

Now, how to enter:

Leave a comment on this post with one or more of the following:
  • your favorite Little House on the Prairie title
  • your favorite Little House on the Prairie character
  • your favorite scene from a Little House on the Prairie TV episode
Additional entries can be earned by:
  • Tweeting about this giveaway
  • following my blog publicly
  • posting about this giveaway on your blog (please include link)
Be sure to leave another comment for any of the additional entries!

That gives you a total of four opportunities to enter! You have until Monday, November 30 at 10 a.m. to enter. The winner will be selected randomly and notified by email, so make sure you have your email address clearly noted in your comment!

45 comments:

Pen said...

I loved Charles Ingalls. He had great values.
penbate@netscape.net

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Devildogwife said...

My favorite character would have to be Laura, but Pa would be a close second. He's hard working and does whatever needs to be done to take care of his family.

Devildogwife said...

I follow your blog publicly and subscribe via google reader. (My email is in my blogger profile.) Thanks!

Penny said...

Too hard to choose a book or scene! As a child, I read and reread every book in the series. "Little House in the Big Woods" is probably my favorite book. I would still like to make maple sugar candy by pouring it into snow!

The Crazy Mom said...

Boy, it's been so long. I know I read all the books as a kid, but now they are all jumbled up in my mind. I do think I liked Laura the best, though. I sure didn't like Nelly Olsen! LOL

Anonymous said...

Laura is my favorite. I seem to recall getting into a lot of the same scrapes she used to...it wasn't fun for me either:o)
baldwin92@comcast.net

Heather said...

I love Halfpint (a.k.a Laura) and Pa's relationship. It reminded me so much of my own dad and me.

I already follow the blog publically, do I get anothe entry for that?

Knittycat said...

Precocious little Laura is my favourite, of course! Thanks for the chance to win tickets - I'd love to gift them to one of my relatives living just across the bridge :)

Kimberly

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Little House books and shows! Another one of my favorite episodes is when Laura runs away after her baby brother died. She meets an angel in answer to her prayers for God taking her to heaven and bringing her brother back in her place. Love the message... stantondnj@aol.com

Stacy said...

My favorite book was Little House on the Prarie. My favortie character was Mary....all her courage after she became blind. One of my favorite scenes was the first episode. Thank you!
Stacy at dolphin981@live.com

Tracey said...

My favorite book is Little House in the Big Woods and my favorite character is Laura.

tracerfree@hotmail.com

Julie said...

Pa has always been my favorite. Handy around the house, loving to his family, strong willed and fiscally responsible. Almost as great as my husband :)

Sydney said...

Oh these are easy questions! My favorite LHOTP book is Big House in the Little Woods.

Favorite Character is Laura!!!

And my favorite scene is when Laura is describing Pa smoking the meat for winter in the hollowed out tree trunk - you can almost see and and smell it!!!

Kristy said...

Charles is definitely my favorite character.
kcd428@hughes.net

momof4stired said...

Oh Laura was always my favorite character, and now my daughter loves her also. There has been no book series since that I have loved more than Little House.

Anonymous said...

I love Laura and so my daughters! Every time we read the books my middle DD (Age 4) always says I have brown hair that looks like dirt, just like Laura! angel_ti_(AT)yahoo.com

kellyt said...

I always watched Little House on the Prairie on TV and reading the books when I was a little girl. I sure didn't like Nellie! Now my own little boy and girl are loving hearing the stories as well. They have adored hearing Little House in the Big Woods, and also Farmer Boy. My mother in law even sewed them "Little House on the Prairie" costumes, which they wear when visiting Greenfield Village or just to act out scenes (or whole days) at home. The best part is, they have names for everyone in the family from the show! They do get some quizzical looks when we're at G.V. and my son calls me "Ma" and Gracie "Laura"! My kids especially like hearing the "christmas scene" where they are trying to share a cookie between Mary, Laura, and Carrie.

kellyt said...

I am leaving a comment to let you know that I wrote a post in my blog about your Little House On The Prairie Contest with a link to your blog for any of my readers who are interested in joining the contest. I'm making sure I cover all my bases for entries:)

Kelly

kellyt said...

Here is another note to let you know that I have added myself to your list of people "publicly following" your blog:) I always read the reviews when you send notes to SHARE about them. Now I'll get to read it all:) Thanks for the opportunity to win the tickets...
Kelly

Carolyn said...

Laura is my favorite, but Pa is a close second. My favorite book is the original Little House on the Prarie. We'd love to go see this, our son loves musicals. Thanks for the opportunity.

terrib said...

I love both of the parents, just wish I could be more like them. They always have the right answers.

Maybe someone could write a script for me!!!

BurkhertsTravel at yahoo dot com

terrib said...

I am following your blog publicly!

BurkhertsTravel at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite was Ma...always so patient and positive...we just read the Childhood of Famous American book on Laura. I recommend it to anyone who loved all of the other books.

Boni at cbtrush@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Laura is the main character, and I would have to say I love her the most, but Ma and Pa follow right behind. They were great examples of how parents should raise their children; loving, patient and gentle. Even when they were not perfect, as we all aren't at times, they were quick to apologize. Another great example for our children to learn...humility.

Anonymous said...

Posted a comment Nov 28. 1:58 am and forgot to leave my email:
dandillaha@charter.net

Anonymous said...

My mom, who has since passed away, LOVED the Little House series, so this brings back great memories for me. My favorite character was Mr. Edwards. He was funny, but most of all, he was a loyal friend to the Ingalls Family.

Burgessacademy@sbcglobal.net

Joy said...

my fav is laura she is awsome. my email bubblesrock259@gmail.com

bunnyrabbit said...

One of my favorite episodes is I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away.
My favorite character is Michael Landon. I have been a fan for many years even when he moved on to Highway to Heaven.
My favorite scene is when her boyfriend encourages her. Growing up with a family with many sicknesses it is nice to know that life does not stop but begins when there is a will and way.

BunnyRabbit said...

One of my favorite episodes is I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away.
My favorite character is Michael Landon. I have been a fan for many years even when he moved on to Highway to Heaven.
My favorite scene is when Mary finds out she is blind and her boy friend encourages her that life goes on even when one is handicap. Growing up with a family with many sicknesses it is nice to know that life does not stop but begins when there is a will and way.

email: solmari1@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Loved most of the episodes, but my favorite would have to be The Lord is My Shepherd. I cry everytime I watch it. Giving my daughters the series, either books or tv series (maybe both) for Christmas and January birthdays.

dandillaha@charter.net

cac791@yahoo.com said...

We love all the books, but the Farmer Boy Book has some of our favorite stories.

Anonymous said...

My favorite character would have to be Ma Ingalls. She was strong and always set a Godly example.

from:
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kellyt said...

I am leaving another comment(already entered 3 ways) to make sure that my email is easily accessible. I was thinking originally that it would be accessed by clicking on my name, but now I'm not sure. So, for KELLYT- my email address is:
ktratechaud@cablespeed.com or badge42@cablespeed.com

My cell number is 734.216.7674 if you need to reach me directly. Thanks again for this opportunity!
Kelly

Anonymous said...

We own most all of the Little House DVD's. One of our favorite things to do on a rainy day is to have a Little House marathon.

Ma is my favorite character as I really relate to her as a mother. I only wish I had as much wisdom!

birneyfam@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog!
Thank you!

birneyfam@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

My daughter, Sara's, favorite episode is "My Ellen" from Season 4.

birneyfam@comcast.net

momof4stired said...

I posted a comment on November 27 at 3:29 pm and forgot to leave my email...nvjankowski@yahoo.com...thank you!

jswylie said...

My girls love the 'Little House on the Prairie' book series. What fun it would be to see it on stage! It would be a great way to kick off the holiday season. Thank you for considering us for the contest.
jswylie@fnwusers.com

Rachel said...

Laura... Is my favorite. My daughter and I laugh with her... and sometimes cry. Her curiousity and excitement are some of our favorite characteristics. rjthomas96@yahoo.com

ff said...

My favorite "Little House" episode is when the Ingalls' exchange Christmas gifts. Pa makes Laura a saddle for her pony but he doesn't know that Laura sold her pony to Nellie to buy Ma a stove. It is very touching....I'm crying just thinking about it.

Anonymous said...

my favorite epsiode is the last one when Albert and Laura climb to the top of the mountain with the keepsakes it is such a sad episode and very entertaining.
Melissa M.

toygirl2631@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

just tweeted about it

my favorite character is Albert Ingalls.

MELISSA M

toygirl2631@comcast.net

Natalie said...

My favorite character has always been Mary - I identified with her as the oldest and always admired her, especially for her courage after she became blind. My favorite book was "Little House in the Big Woods". My favorite episodes always contained Nellie learning that being mean and spiteful would get you in the end.
mom2scone@comcast.net

ckiel said...

I grew up with Little House on the Prairie, and now my daughter loves it as much as I did. Our favorite character is Laura Ingalls. My daughter dressed up as Laura for a birthday party where guests were asked to dress up as their favorite literary character.
ckiel@charter.net