The stage of Cincinnati's Aronoff Center is just a construction zone now. But next year it will be transformed into the set for "Hamilton," as the hottest Broadway show in a generation comes to the Tri-State.
Fans we spoke with are ecstatic.
"I think it's fantastic," one told us."And as a matter of fact, my wife and I plan to go."
But when seats go on sale they will sell out as fast as a musket shot.
When can you buy tickets?
Broadway in Cincinnati's Genevieve Holt said:
Tickets will go on sale sometime in 2018.
Prices have not been set yet.
Current Broadway shows in Cincinnati range from $40 in the balcony to $90 for good orchestra seats, but the show's producers have not announced if Hamilton prices will be higher.
The good news is that you will be able to buy two seats when they go on sale.
"There will absolutely be individual tickets toHamilton," she said, "though we do expect the demand to be strong based on performance in other markets, so we expect them to go quickly."
To guarantee you get a seat, she says, buy a subscription for this coming season's 6 shows, then renew it for next season.
"We want to make sure people have the chance to guarantee their seats to Hamilton, by subscribing this year," Holt said.
If you buy a subscription at the typical price of $345, you will be guaranteed mid-orchestra seats to six shows (at a price of about $60 per show). When Hamilton tickets go on sale, you will be able to get those same good orchestra seats, and not worry about ending up high in the balcony, she explained.
Beware of scams
However, Broadway in Cincinnati, which is bringing the show to town, cautions eager fans not to start looking for Hamilton seats just yet.
Holt said you may find tickets for Hamilton in Cincinnati on sale very soon, at third party websites. They cannot guarantee they will ever get those seats they are promising, so she warns there is a chance you will get scammed.
"Tickets are not on sale yet for Hamilton, even for subscribers, so if you see them for sale on any websites, absolutely do not buy them," Holt said.
She also points out that several ticket re-sellers use the words "Aronoff Center" in their name. They are not affiliated with Broadway in Cincinnati, Broadway Across America, or the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati.
The center has received complaints of people paying $200 or more for what turned out to be nose-bleed balcony seats, that originally sold for $39.