Single tickets for the touring show of “Hamilton” will go on sale in Salt Lake City at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at arttix.artsaltlake.org and at the Eccles Theater box office, 131 S. Main St.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical about the “10-dollar Founding Father without a father” will play at the Eccles from April 11 through May 6. Prices range from $75 to $165 (plus fees), with some $300 premium seats.
Here are ticket-buying tips from the presenters of the Broadway at the Eccles series:
The best ticket availability • Online through ArtTix. (Tickets purchased through unauthorized brokers aren’t guaranteed.) You’re advised to have an ArtTix account (with username and password) set up before Friday’s on-sale window. Check your account on the website or talk to a real person at 801-355-ARTS (2787) before 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8.
Make decisions in advance • Check out show dates and prices in advance. The most tickets are available for shows from April 18 to May 6.
Tickets are limited • You are only allowed to buy four per household address; no group sales are available for this run of “Hamilton.”
Double-check the web address • https://arttix.artsaltlake.org. Other sites with similar addresses are not authorized ticket sellers.
Use only one browser or tab • Suspected ticketing bots will be kicked off the site.
Plan on waiting • If you log on after 9 a.m. on Friday, you will be placed in a virtual waiting room. At 10 a.m., potential ticket buyers will be assigned a random place in line. Those who log on after 10 a.m. will be assigned, in order, to the back of the line. If you are waiting online and tickets sell out, you will receive an on-screen message.
Don’t refresh your brower • Once you are sent to the buying page, you have 20 minutes to make a purchase. You will select seating sections (not specific seats) and prices. Once tickets are selected, don’t refresh your browser or you will lose your place in line. Wait times could stretch over an hour. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.
Email confirmation • After purchasing tickets, you will receive an email. Physical tickets will be mailed in March; there are no electronic tickets for “Hamilton.” If you do not receive tickets in the mail, call 801-355-ARTS for assistance with details from your confirmation email.
Show ticket lottery • If you didn’t get tickets, plan to enter the ticket lottery before each show. Details will be announced later at Broadwayattheeccles.com.
Protect your barcode • Do not share your “Hamilton” ticket barcode in photos on social media. This prevents ticket theft.
The Utah run will feature Joseph Morales and Nik Walker in the lead roles of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, according to a previous announcement.
Both actors have played on Utah stages in the past. Morales played the lead role of Usnavi in Miranda’s first blockbuster musical hit, “In the Heights,” in Pioneer Theatre Company’s regional production in 2012 after starring in the musical’s national tour. Walker played Tom Collins in Pioneer’s 2011 production of “Rent.”
Miranda wrote the book, music and lyrics and starred in “Hamilton,” which was directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. The story was drawn from Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.
“Hamilton,” of course, earned the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and was nominated for 16 Tony Awards. It earned 11 awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book.
Some creative Utah students will have the chance to see the musical, thanks to the state’s $850,000 public-private partnership in funding educational programs. Some 2,300 teachers and students from Title 1 schools will pay $10 — “a Hamilton” — to attend a matinee performance of the musical, after a rigorous study of the country‘s founding documents.
The program requires each student to create a performance piece — a poem, rap, dance, song or theater scene — based on a “big moment,” some point of connection with their historical antecedents. Each school selects a winning number, and about a dozen of those students are invited to perform their works on the Eccles stage before a May 4 matinee.
Additional programs sponsored by the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts will include an opportunity for 104 students to attend the musical with their legislator, a “Who Tells Your Story” exhibit at the Utah Capitol and book kit events at public libraries.
ArtTix (arttix.artsaltlake.org) and the Eccles Theater Box Office, 131 Main St., Salt Lake City. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.