Hamilton. Hamilton. Hamilton.
Unless you have been cut off from the world for the past year, you have heard about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s historico-musico rap blockbuster, Hamilton. With an average ticket price of over $1000, if you can even find one, it is no surprise that Hamilton recently set a new Broadway record for most money earned in a week at $3.3 Million for 8 shows. This broke the pervious record held by Wicked in 2013, grossing $3.2 million for a week with nine performances, one more than usual.
Now is your chance (hopefully) to see the Tony and Pulitzer-winning Broadway musical at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco from March 10, 2017 to August 5, 2017. The easiest way to get tickets early was becoming a member of SHN and paying for a 2016-17 season package for all shows performed at the Orpheum and Golden Gate theaters. The lowest priced packages for a weekday balcony seat at all six shows (“Into the Woods,” “Finding Neverland,” “Hamilton,” “Roman Holiday,” “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” and “The King and I”) started at just $195 (plus a $50 handling fee). That means you would only pay $41 for each show, including Hamilton. The bad news…Season Packages are sold out. According to SHN Chief Marketing Officer Scott Kane “A typical season for us is around 20,000 members. This year we sold more than 43,000 memberships.”
Now for the good news. Tickets go on pre-sale to American Express Cardholders on Monday, December 5 at 10AM. This will be an online-only sale at www.hamilton.shnsf.com. A week later, single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday Dec. 12 at 10. am. 888-746-1799 or www.hamilton.shnsf.com. You can also go to the SHN Orpheum box office at 1192 Market St. San Francisco.
Tickets cost $100-$197 each for regular performances, with select premium seats for all performances running $524. There is a 6 ticket limit per household.
To keep things interesting, there will also be a day-of-show lottery for $10 seats for all performances. Details for the day-of-show tickets will be announced closer to the run of the show.