The long wait is—almost—over. Tickets for “Hamilton,” which opens at Proctors on Aug. 13, go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 24, Proctors announced Monday.
Ticket prices are $95-165, with a select number of premium seats available for $265.
The price range is higher than any other Broadway show that has come to Proctors, but it’s in line with the other stops on the “Hamilton” tour, said Philip Morris, CEO of Proctors. Since Proctors first announced that the Tony Award-winning musical was coming to the theater, there’s been a buzz about it around the Capital Region. The number of season subscriptions, which offers savings and other perks on Broadway tours and other shows coming to Proctors, exceeds 15,000, several thousand higher than previous years. The increase has a lot to do with “Hamilton.”
“The first time I saw it I walked out in disbelief of how good it was,” Morris said.
The musical follows the story of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton, who was George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and the nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda with direction from Thomas Kail and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, “Hamilton” features hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway music. It runs at Proctors from Aug. 13 to Aug. 25.
There are a few different ways to get tickets. Starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 24, people can line up at the Stratton Plaza entrance at Proctors. They’ll receive a ticket with a random number on it and be led into the main stage area. Starting at 9:45 a.m., numbers will be called out and the appropriate ticket holders will be able to buy up to four "Hamilton" tickets. Anyone who arrives after 9:45 a.m. will receive a sequential ticket number.
People can also call the Proctors’ box office starting at 10 a.m. to purchase tickets over the phone.
“We have 40 people answering phones,” Morris said.
Tickets will also be available online at proctors.org. Each buyer needs to set up an account with Proctors if they don’t already have one. To not overload the system, there will be a queue that only allows a select number of people to purchase tickets at the same time.
There will be no group sales and each buyer is limited to four tickets.
As with other shows, there will be a lottery of 40 $10 orchestra seats. Details on the lottery will be announced at a later date.
Though tickets won’t entirely sell out on Monday, June 24, it’s very likely that the majority will be sold that day, according to Morris.
Proctors has been planning out how ticket sales will work for the better part of a year; trying to strike a balance between serving the buyers and not overwhelming their system. They’ve also been combating other ticketing sites.
“A big thing here is we don’t want people to buy from scalpers,” Morris said.
In the last few months, several ticket sales websites have been offering possibly invalid tickets to “Hamilton.” Just last week, StubHub offered balcony seats for $900, which is just too expensive, said Morris. Plus, Proctors can't guarantee that those tickets are valid. He urges people to get tickets for the show at proctors.org.
“Don’t go anywhere else,” Morris said.
For more information visit proctors.org or call the box office at 518-346-6204.