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What you should know about buying 'Hamilton' tickets

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On Monday, Des Moines theater nerds and Hamilton fanatics got the surprise of a lifetime: "Hamilton," the hit Broadway hip-hop musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton, will be performed in Des Moines at the Civic Center during the 2017-18 season, which is SUCH a good get.

It's taken the world by storm. People can't stop talking about it. You know what else people can't stop talking about? Those ticket prices. “Hamilton” on Broadway is sold out through January 2017. Tickets on resale sites like Stub Hub are going for anywhere from $500 to more than $2,000 for any given show.

I've considered purchasing the ridiculously expensive tickets to the Broadway production in New York, but my rent isn't going to pay itself. Priorities are so overrated, but I digress.

But what does it take to secure "Hamilton" tickets in Des Moines? For now, a whole lot of patience and two season ticket packages.


In order to make sure that you're in the house when Hamilton comes to town, you would need to purchase a 2016-17 season ticket package and then renew that package for the 2017-18 season.

Season ticket prices range from $161 to $386, depending on the day and seat of your choosing. If that's too steep, then you do have the option of breaking up the cost in up to six payments. While you wait for Hamilton, you can see several other shows within the season, including "Rent" and "Mama Mia."

Or you could just head over to Chicago for when "Hamilton" starts playing at the PrivateBank Theatre on Sept. 27.

Individual tickets are not on sale for the Chicago shows either, but season ticket holders are guaranteed a ticket. Those season ticket prices start at $132.

So, "Hamilton" fans, talk to me: Where and when will you be seeing "Hamilton?"

In Chicago this fall? In Des Moines during the next theater season? When hell freezes over? Tweet me.

— Nathan Groepper contributed to this report.