In New York City, if the Broadway show you want to see is sold out, there’s still a glimmer of hope. You can enter your name in a lottery a few hours before the show, and if your name is drawn, you are given the chance to purchase tickets at a discounted price for that evening’s performance. Turns out, that works in little ol’ Boise, too.
Last we checked, there were very few seats left for tonight’s performance of Wicked
, and even at $150 a pop, chances are good that they’re gone. But if you go down to the Morrison Center
box office and put your name in their drawing, you might win the chance to purchase two tickets to tonight’s 8 p.m. show for $25 each—cash only. You have to be there at 5:30 p.m. to get your name in, and stick around for 30 minutes or so to hear if you won, but that’s a small price to pay considering. As an added bonus, the lottery is for orchestra seats.
And even if you don’t get them tonight, you can always try for the next performance. Or the one after that. Or the next one …