I am a HUGE fan of the show Hamilton. I wanted to see it on my birthday a few years ago, and so my sister and I waited 16 hours out on the sidewalk in front of the theater for day-of tickets. We did it! Front row seats on Broadway and well worth every minute of waiting. Now the show is coming to Philadelphia for the first time, and it’s QUITE a hot ticket. If you know nothing about the musical, pick up the 2 disc soundtrack ASAP. You’ll be able to grasp and learn almost the entire show that way. Then, when you see it performed live in front of you, you’ll appreciate it even more, and definitely have a better understanding of the lyrics and what’s going on in the show.
When tickets went on sale for the Philadelphia run of Hamilton, they were scooped up quick. BUT, if you thought you missed your “shot” to get tickets for the Broadway tour of Hamilton when it comes to Philly at the end of this month, you’re in luck! They’ve just released additional tickets for the 12 week run at the Forrest Theater. Pick them up at the Forrest Theatre Box Office (1114 Walnut Street) and online via www.Telecharge.com/Hamilton. There is a maximum ticket limit of 4 per household. Because this is such a hot ticket, there are a number of scammers selling fake tickets. To be sure that you’re tickets are authentic, below are some ‘safe ticket buying tips’ from the Kimmel Center.
Safe Ticket Buying Tips for HAMILTON in Philadelphia:
* Use the Forrest Theatre’s exclusive and official ticket partner, Telecharge, or visit the Forrest Theatre box office in person.
* Avoid unofficial venue/ticket/show sites with ticket links. Don’t be fooled by secondary sites that imply affiliation with the Kimmel Center or the Forrest Theatre by using photos of the venue and images or information about upcoming shows.
* Make note that the official website for the Kimmel Center is www.kimmelcenter.org where you can find current and accurate information.
* Check that the show/date/venue you are being offered is actually scheduled.
* Check the official seating map of the venue at www.kimmelcenter.org to be sure seating locations actually exist.
* If you hear a show is “sold-out”, first check with the venue to confirm that is the case.
* You shouldn’t pay more than face-value, but re-sale is legal. Research to see if you’re paying too much.
* If you are scammed, report it! The Kimmel Center and Forrest Theatre can’t always fix the problem, but they want to try to help prevent it. Please call the Forrest Theatre Box Office at 215.923.1515 or visit in person at 1114 Walnut Street.
* If you see an offer that seems too good to be true, it probably is. There are plenty of bogus sites.
* If you purchase tickets, don’t post photos of them online, as it is possible to copy a photo to re-sell.