‘Hamil­ton’ tick­ets for $10? Here’s how to win

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL & STATE - By Matthew J. Palm

Still seek­ing an elu­sive “Hamil­ton” ticket? There is hope in the form of a daily ticket lot­tery for the mu­si­cal, which plays Or­lando’s Dr. Phillips Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts from Jan. 22-Feb. 10.

The best part? You don’t even have to go down­town to par­tic­i­pate. The lot­tery will be dig­i­tal, run through the “Hamil­ton” app for An­droid and Ap­ple de­vices. (Go to hamil­ton­mu­si­cal.com/app or reg­is­ter at hamil­ton­mu­si­cal.com /lot­tery).

Each per­for­mance has a 22-hour win­dow to en­ter its lot­tery, which opens two days be­fore that show. For ex­am­ple: To try for tick­ets on open­ing night, Jan. 22, en­ter the lot­tery be­gin­ning at 11 a.m. Jan. 20. That lot­tery would close at 9 a.m. Jan. 21 and you would be no­ti­fied at about 11 a.m. by email or text if you did or didn’t win.

If you are a lucky win­ner, you will have un­til 4 p.m. the day you are no­ti­fied — Jan. 21 in my ex­am­ple — to buy the tick­ets on­line with a credit card, us­ing a spe­cial

link and code that is emailed to you. That dead­line is im­por­tant. If you do not com­plete your pur­chase by 4 p.m. the day be­fore your show­time, the tick­ets are for­feited.

Forty tick­ets will be avail­able for each per­for­mance. Win­ners may buy two tick­ets at the price of $10 each. Tick­ets may be avail­able at the cen­ter two hours be­fore each show — bring a valid (non­ex­pired) photo ID that matches the name used to en­ter the lot­tery. This is also im­por­tant: The tick­ets are non­trans­fer­able.

Tick­ets for the tour­ing pro­duc­tion’s run es­sen­tially sold out dur­ing a chaotic Novem­ber day of on­line sales ham­pered by tech­no­log­i­cal glitches. A few tick­ets sub­se­quently be­came avail­able and were promptly snapped up, but the cen­ter says last-minute seats might still open up dur­ing the run — keep check­ing dr­phillip­s­cen­ter.org.

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