Some "Hamilton" ticket buyers found joy while others faced frustration as ticket sales began Monday for the Seattle run of "Hamilton," playing at the Paramount Theatre Feb. 6 through March 18.
The Seattle run of “Hamilton” at the Paramount Theatre is now sold out, though there’s still a small chance of getting tickets in the future.
It’s the hottest theater ticket in town — if you can get one.
First, those hoping to buy tickets to “Hamilton,” playing at the Paramount Theatre Feb. 6 through March 18, had to sign up several days ago with Ticketmaster to become a “Verified Fan.” That gave them a chance — not a guarantee but just a chance — of being randomly selected to buy tickets Monday morning right at 9 a.m. when online ticket sales began.
Those Verified Fans then apparently flooded the Ticketmaster website.
Some people found joy:
Nearly everyone saw many, many minutes tick by as the website searched for tickets:
And some just found frustration:
One colleague tells me he was a click away from buying “Hamilton” tickets with his MasterCard on his phone, when the mobile app screen showed a big icon saying to pay with Visa. He swiped on that and lost his MasterCard order; several later attempts failed.
A reader says he got on the website right when the online sale began at 9 a.m., and his access code was accepted, but every date he tried came back as showing no tickets available.
(Full disclosure: I registered as a Verified Fan and got an access code and was able to get “Hamilton” tickets this morning.)
There is still hope for those wanting to buy tickets. While February dates show “limited availability” — likely mostly single seats or tickets for premium seats (which sell for $569), some mid-March shows look to be more open.
Also, Broadway at the Paramount, which is bringing the show to Seattle, has said that a limited number of tickets would be available to purchase in person at the Paramount’s box office, 911 Pine St., starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6.
And there will be a lottery for 40 $10 seats for all performances (with the $10 tickets for that day’s performance being sold on the date of the performance); Broadway at the Paramount has said more details about the lottery will be released at a later date.