Walton Arts Center Honors Veterans & Military Personnel During Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, November 2, 2017 – As Veterans Day approaches,Walton Arts Center is honoring our country’s veterans, active service members and military personnel with exclusive ticket discounts and special activations for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Walton Arts Center November 7-12, 2017.

The show tells the story of a song-and-dance team, who happen to be World War II veterans, putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn owned by their former commanding officer. Because of the strong military connection in the story and since the show will be playing during Veterans Day, Walton Arts Center wanted to do something special for our military service members and veterans.

Regular ticket prices start at $36 plus applicable fees. Veterans, active service members and military personnel can take advantage of these discounts for the following performances:

  • 50% off Thursday matinee
  • 25% off Tuesday and Wednesday evening
  • 10% off all other performances

Discounted tickets must be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office with a military or Veterans Administration identification card. Current and former military service members are eligible for the discount. Contact the Box Office at 479.443.5600 for questions and information about other forms of accepted identification.

Walton Arts Center also is partnering with Operation Gratitude, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that sends care packages to our military and first responder communities to say “Thank You” and provides every American the opportunity to express their appreciation to our nation’s heroes. Through this partnership, patrons can say thank you to our military men and women by writing letters that Walton Arts Center will collect during the 8-show run of White Christmas and send to Operation Gratitude for distribution in their care packages.

Operation Gratitude sends more than 250,000 care packages each year to deployed troops, veterans, new recruits and first responders and of all the items included in these packages, some of the most cherished are the personal letters of appreciation. It only takes a couple of minutes during intermission, before or after the show to show that you care.

About the show

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the second show in the P&G Broadway Series,tells the story of two showbiz buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and find their perfect mates in the bargain. The show is full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "Blue Skies" and the unforgettable title song, “White Christmas.”

Show Times:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7 pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 pm and 7 pm
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 pm and 8 pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 pm

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.