Tickets for popular Broadway musicals like Wicked — which begins its run at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday — tend to defy gravity, but now you can try your luck at scoring more affordable seats. Starting Wednesday, a day-of-performance lottery will be held daily for the entire run of the show for a limited number of $25 seats. People who are interested in the lottery tickets can enter their name into a drum at a table by the Straz Center ticket sales office starting two-and-a-half hours before showtime. Entries will be accepted up until two hours before the show, when names will be drawn for seats at $25 each. The seats are in varying locations in the theater, and you'll need cash to buy them. There's a two-ticket limit per entry, and lottery participants must have a photo ID when submitting their entry form. The musical about the untold story of the witches of Oz runs through Jan. 27 in Tampa.
Straz Center offering $25 'Wicked' tickets in daily lottery
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