Tell your boss you’re coming in late tomorrow, because the cast of Hamilton will perform a special number outside Her Majesty’s Theatre. Grab a morning coffee, and arrive at the theatre at 10am, for a 10:15 start. This performance is free to attend. But, if you need an extra incentive, how does winning a double pass sound? That’s right, you could win a double pass to see the official Melbourne opening night Hamilton performance on Thursday March 24.
Head to Her Majesty’s Theatre on Tuesday March 22, to see the Hamilton cast perform a number put together by American composer and producer Alex Lacamoire. This performance will be Australia’s first ever #Ham4Ham. The event was originally a discount lottery system, that featured special performances outside The Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City. And now, lucky Melburnians have a chance to win too.
Take your best #Hamilfan photo at the performance, post it to Instagram and tag @hamiltonaustralia. Be sure to add the hashtags #HamiltonAU and #Ham4Ham to be in the running to win one of 25 double passes to the performance on Thursday March 24.
Lottery tickets for Hamilton in Melbourne
If you miss out on a double pass, no worries! You also have the chance to score yourself some $10 tickets. This lottery is all thanks to the TodayTix app, who will be running this lottery on a weekly basis.
Simply download TodayTix on the App Store or Google Play, and enter for your chance to win $10 tickets.
The lottery will open for entries at 12:01am every Friday, and will close at 1pm the following Thursday.
You can enter to win up to two tickets, so you don’t have to see the show alone. Lottery results will be announced each Thursday, between 1pm and 4pm. If you win, you will have one hour to claim and purchase the ticket through the TodayTix app.
There is no limit to how many lotteries you can enter.
Why should you rise up and see Hamilton?
For the uninitiated, this thrilling musical follows the life of Alexander Hamilton, an American revolutionary and Founding Father. He was an immigrant from the West Indies and just like his country, he was ‘young, scrappy and hungry’.
The innovative soundtrack rocked the world, causing the musical to sweep the Tony Awards in 2016. With a blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop, it won Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations and Best Musical at the Tony’s. It also won a Pulitzer Prize for drama that same year. Since this musical took the stage, it has had a profound effect on Western culture and politics.
The book, music and lyrics were created by the iconic Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose theatrical works include In The Heights and Bring It On: The Musical. In film, you’ll recognise his musical style in Encanto and Moana.