Tonight begins my quest for a $25 “Wicked” ticket. I’m practically perfect in this endeavor and I hope my streak continues this evening.
I’m talking about the “Wicked” lottery that happens between two-and-a-half hours before showtime and two hours before where winners get deeply discounted seats to the musical about Glinda, Elphaba and the Wizard of Oz.
My streak, though, is for every production I saw on Broadway while I lived in Brooklyn in 2008. Most shows on Broadway have a drawing for these tickets, or sell last minute seats or standing room only tickets.
“Wicked” continues this tradition on the road, which I am quite thankful for, because nearly every show in Salt Lake City is sold out, and the tickets that are left are $150-$190 each. Now, do I want to fork out the big bucks or try my luck at a $25 orchestra seat?
I know I might not succeed, but I live 15 minutes from downtown and have over two week’s worth of performances left to try to attend. I can easily try again until my name is drawn from the hat.
So wish me luck.