TAMPA — It’s nearly a year away, but a local buzz around Hamilton has already begun. The tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical about the founding fathers comes to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in February. The show scarfed up 11 Tony awards in 2016 and a Pulitzer, and is widely hailed as a game changer.
Which leads to an obvious question: How to get tickets?
Some answers can be found on the Straz’s website, where you can peruse season ticket prices or its responses to frequently asked questions. Others are not available. Here’s what we know now. We’ll update you as we find out more.
When is Hamilton coming?
The show runs Feb. 12-March 10.
Can I buy tickets now?
Not for Hamilton alone. As the venue has been saying for months, the only way to guarantee seats is to purchase season tickets. You can do that by calling the box office, (813) 229-7827, going online to strazcenter.org, or in person to 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Hours are noon to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
If I go online, how do I make my way to season tickets?
Go to strazcenter.org. At the top of the screen, on the menu going across, click "Tickets and Events." Then click "Season Tickets" on the left side, then "2018-2019 Broadway Series" and "Become a new season ticket holder."
Why do I need to buy season tickets just to see Hamilton?
You don’t necessarily. You could wait and buy single tickets later. But season tickets holders have first dibs on choice of seats, and there’s no telling how many will be available. Note the key word: It’s the only way to guarantee seats.
How many shows does a season ticket pay for?
Seven Broadway musicals in Morsani Hall, plus another small musical (as yet unnamed) in the Jaeb Theater.
What else is showing?
A lot, actually. Also on tap are The Play That Goes Wrong (Oct. 16-21), Hello Dolly! (Dec. 4-9), A Bronx Tale (Jan. 29-Feb. 3), Dear Evan Hansen (April 9-14), Anastasia (May 7-12), and Come From Away (June 4-9). (Les Miserables, Jan. 15-20, is not included in the season package.)
How much do season tickets cost?
They start at $301 (Thursday’s "Cloud Club") and go to $1,639 ("Broadway Circle," Saturday night shows) per person. There are four in-between levels.
Are season tickets refundable?
When will single tickets go on sale?
That date has not been announced. For other shows, single tickets typically go on sale a few months before opening night.
How much will single tickets cost?
Starting tickets prices so far for other shows this season have ranged from $31 to $63.75. At a minimum, expect Hamilton tickets to start at the high end of that range, if not higher.
Will the Straz hold a lottery for single tickets, as it did last fall for The Book of Mormon?
Yes. There will be an electronic lottery for a limited number of tickets before each performance.