Updated: June 21 12:59 p.m. | Posted: June 20 2:33 p.m.
Tickets to see the touring production of "Hamilton" at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis are selling out quickly, with in-person box office sales now finished and a limited number of tickets available through the verified online sale .
Emails went out Wednesday afternoon and evening to notify people that they'd been randomly selected to participate in the online sale of tickets to the blockbuster musical. Those who were selected — from among the fans who registered with Ticketmaster last week — received instructions by email and text message.
That text, explained Hennepin Theatre Trust spokesperson Dale Stark, would contain a link that the buyer could use to purchase up to four tickets online, beginning at 10 a.m.
Stark told MPR News just before 1 p.m. Thursday that tickets were no longer available in person at the box office. An extremely limited number of tickets remain available through the online system.
All told, Stark said, about 100,000 tickets were to go on sale Thursday morning. About 15,500 tickets had already sold to season-ticket holders.
If you're not among the lucky 100,000 on Thursday, take heart. Forty $10 tickets in the orchestra — that is, really close to the stage — will be offered by digital lottery for each performance. Details of how that lottery will work are not yet available. And Ticketmaster offers a market where people who successfully bought tickets can offer them for resale.
Tickets available from scalpers or other sources may not be valid, Stark warned: "It's definitely buyer beware."
Most tickets available on Thursday were priced from $79 to $199, with a small number of premium seats available for $479.