MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Opening night is less than 24 hours away for the most anticipated touring Broadway show.
“Hamilton” begins its 3-week Memphis run Tuesday night at the Orpheum Theatre, and the ticket frenzy continues.
With all the excitement over the Tony award winning musical, don’t get scammed by second-party ticket sales.
Joy Doss is one of the 56,000 people who will see “Hamilton” during its run at the Orpheum.
“I was like yes,” said Doss. “They’re in the balcony, but I got them.”
She’s all smiles now, but those tickets didn’t come easy.
“Even with the pre-sale code I got edged out of orchestra seats and pushed in the balcony, which is fine,” said Doss. “I’m just going to bring my glasses.”
Doss can rest easy knowing when an Orpheum usher scans her ticket it won’t be a phony, which the Orpheum president, Brett Batterson says is a legitimate concern.
“People should not be looking at secondary ticketing sites,” said Batterson. “They may not be real. They may not be the right price.”
If you’ve not got a ticket to the show and you’re hoping to, your chances are good because you can still get your hands on some of those most coveted tickets to “Hamilton” at the theatre box office.
“The best place to get tickets, and the only place we can guarantee you’re not going to get counterfeit tickets, is the official Orpheum website and the official TicketMaster website,” said Batterson.
Tickets on other sites can run up to $800 or more, but on the Orpheum’s site you can still find seats starting around $129.
“This is the important point,” said Batterson. “We will be releasing tickets all the way through the run.”
He’s talking about a shortcut through the ticket lottery app where the tickets are cheap, but your timing needs to be close to perfect.
“There will be a small number, but every night a certain number of tickets available for $10 that will be drawn through an online lottery.”