Updated: 3:53 p.m. | Posted: 11 a.m.
The Hennepin Theatre Trust says, after selling 5,000 subscriptions Wednesday, season tickets featuring the "Hamilton" musical are no longer available.
The theater set a cap of 15,000 for 2018-2019 season ticket packages. There are 10,000 current subscribers, and they have until March 12 to renew their subscriptions.
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But after those season-ticket subscribers are accommodated, fans who missed out will still have a chance to get single-show tickets at the Orpheum Theatre, Theatre spokesperson Dale Stark said.
It's too soon to say how many tickets for "Hamilton" and other shows will be available or what they will cost, Stark said. It will all depend on season ticket sales — but there will likely be tens of thousands of tickets available to the other theater-goers.
"The long and short of it is: we will have plenty of tickets available for "Hamilton" when it goes on sale by itself," Stark said.
Even if all current subscriptions are renewed, there could be about 100,000 tickets available to non-subscribers to see Hamilton during its run at the Orpheum Theatre from Aug 29 to Oct. 7.
The news that season tickets were no longer an option came early Wednesday afternoon, after a rough morning as the Theatre Trust's website crashed in the online crush for the hugely popular show.
After technical difficulties — and great frustration from fans — the trust got the site back up and running.
By early afternoon, however, the show was over with the organization urging people to sign up and be notified when subscriptions or single ticket offers become available.
Season packages for the 2018-19 season that included "Hamilton" went on sale at 10 a.m.
Stark said the company had tried to prepare for a surge in ticket demand but was still overwhelmed.
"Right at 10 o'clock, there was sudden demand," he said early Wednesday. "They're doing everything to fix that overload."
Pricing for an eight-show season runs from $359 to more than $1,000 depending on dates and seating.
Almost immediately Wednesday morning, there were problems. It wasn't any better trying to buy tickets by phone or in person.
Fans were pretty upset.