When Hamilton returns to ASU Gammage in Tempe on Wednesday, September 8, it'll be the local theater event of the year.
Tickets for the show, which runs through Sunday, October 10, aren't cheap: Ticketmaster is showing $59 for nosebleed seats with a limited view, and prime orchestra tickets are selling for a couple hundred bucks a pop.
But if you're a Hamil-fan on a limited budget, there's one more avenue to try if you're desperate to be in the room where it happens.
The Hamilton Digital Lottery will be open for the entire run of the show, and if you win, you can buy up to two tickets for $10 each. Here's how it works:
• Download the Hamilton app (available in the Apple App and Google Play stores). You can also visit hamiltonmusical.com/lottery to register.
• The lottery will open at 10 a.m. every Friday and will close at noon the following Thursday prior to the following week’s performances.
• You can enter one time per person per performance. Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded.
• Lottery entrants can share about the show on their Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram accounts to gain additional lottery entries per platform.
• No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or participate.
• Lottery tickets may be picked up at will call beginning two hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID. Lottery tickets void if resold.
• If you bought tickets for Hamilton, and then you win the lottery, you can't apply that discount to your tickets.
What does this mean for the Tempe run?
Starting 10 a.m. on Friday, August 27, you can enter the lottery for the ASU Gammage performances happening September 8 through 16. You can enter one time for each performance. On September 2, you'll find out if you won for any of those shows. On Friday, September 3, the lottery will open back up for the next week of Hamilton performances, and so on through the run of the show.
ASU Gammage is located at 1200 South Forest Avenue, Tempe. For more information on Hamilton, visit the ASU Gammage website.