Freebie Friday: Ensemble Stage Game Shows Tickets (3 winners!)

Happy Friday, High Country moms!

It’s the middle of January, the month that never disappoints, because we don’t expect anything of it anyway. If you’re as bored with January as I am, you might be interested in fighting the doldrums with some fun and games at the Blowing Rock Winterfest. Ensemble Stage, the High Country’s only year-round professional theatre, will be hosting two gameshows at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium on Saturday, January 29.

Fun for the whole family, the Minute to Win It Game Show will start at 3:30 p.m. Contestants will be chosen from the audience to compete against each other in wacky 60-second contests. There will prizes for winners and parting gifts for losers unwinners. Admission will be $5.00 per person. Purchase your tickets online, or reserve your seats by calling 828-919-6196.

The Not Necessarily Newlywed Game will be good, sorta-clean fun for grown-ups. Don’t bring your kids to this resurrection of that 60’s and 70’s gameshow your mama never would let you watch. (Or was that just my mom?) Couples, chosen from the audience, will go head to head to see just how well they know each other. The couple least likely to fight over their answers on the way home will receive a grand prize, with the losing couples each receiving a consolation prize. Tickets for the show are $8.00, and can also be purchased online or by calling 828-919-6196.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door using cash or check only.

Now for the fun part! Ensemble Stage would like to treat 3 HCMS readers to a show! The prizes up for grabs today are:

  • 2 free tickets to The Newlywed Game for one winner
  • 2 free tickets to the Minute to Win It Game for 2 different winners

How to enter: Leave a comment on this post telling me which show you’d be more interested in attending. (I’m not guaranteeing that the show you want will be the show you get. First winner gets first pick.)

Extra entries: Leave a separate comment if you:

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  • spread the word to your friends! Leave a comment letting us know who you told about this awesome giveaway. This is on the honor system.

Details: This contest will be open to High Country residents and visitors through midnight January 21, 2011. Three winners will be chosen by random number generator, and notified by email. First winner will get first choice of tickets. Winner will be responsible for claiming the prize by email. Good luck!



  1. Love all the Ensemble Stage productions/events. We’d probably choose Minute to Win It and make it a family outing…although, the Not Necessarily Newlywed Game would make a great date night!

  2. subscriber!

  3. Angela Combs says

    I would like to see “Minute to Win It.” I agree with Tiffany, “Newlywed Show” would be great as well.

  4. Angela Combs says


  5. Minute to win it without a doubt! Our two sons, ages 7 & 9, absolutely love this show. We record this show every week and watch it as a family.