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My friend Jas actually got 4 tickets to the January 21st performance for $65 each. January in Chicago didn’t sound so hot (literally), but I was interested when I saw a date in March opened up.
However, when I called, there were actually LOTS of days with plenty of tickets. So I’d encourage you to call Amex concierge and ask!
I had them check:
- March 11th (2pm and 8pm show)
- March 12th (2pm show)
- March 14th (7:30pm show)
- March 18th (2pm and 8pm show)
It seemed laborious for my poor phone agent to check all 6 in a row, especially because I kept comparing the seats against the seat map I had open during our call.
However, every single show had tickets available. So if you’re still looking for – or if you want a crack at – these tickets, I’d say call immediately and have them check the date and time you want.
Some seats were for $120, but others were $180, depending on location and view.
Incredible savings for Hamilton tickets in Chicago
I’m not a theater buff, but sure, I’d like to see this show. Especially if it’s this cheap!
And more importantly, I’ve been looking for a reason to visit Chicago.
I went to college there and haven’t been back in a few years. So I figure I’ll use my Chase IHG free night before it expires, maybe my Chase Hyatt free night cert, or even stay 5 nights (with the 5th night free) at a Hilton, Marriott, or Starwood – some good deals there.
I’ll likely stay the The Loop/River North, which is meh, but I can always hop on the Red Line to Lakeview/Uptown where most of my friends live.
Anyhoooo, I got two mezzanine seats on the left (in the yellow shaded area) for $120 each – with no service fees, taxes, etc.
Which is pretty incredible all on its own. Being the value nerd I am, I ran a quick search for comparable seats at the same performance.
All that was available on Ticketmaster were resale tickets for ~$1,480 – and that includes over $200 in service fees.
What’s worse is someone will probably buy these tickets. But you can buy similar seats through the Amex Concierge for $120 each – with nothing extra added.
If you want to visit Chicago, or live nearby, it doesn’t get much better than this for a very in-demand show at this price.
Holy crap, am I actually doing a post under 700 words? And having a “bottom line” that’s actually a bottom line? #GoMe
No but for real. Don’t be swayed by the reports of “tickets at 4 performances” for Hamilton in Chicago.
I had my pick of several dates and showtimes. And I’m sure other days/months are open as well. Give Amex Concierge a call (the number on the back of your card and press 0#0#0#0# via a tip on Reddit to skip the phone prompts) and check ticket prices.
If you haven’t tried to snag tickets yet, give it a go. Let me know if you have luck!
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