Excessive Heat Warning Issued for West Michigan

‘Hamilton’ draws hundreds for Broadway GR season tickets

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. 3 Hundreds of people lined the sidewalks of Lyon Street in downtown Grand Rapids Monday, all in hopes of snagging season tickets for upcoming shows at Broadway Grand Rapids.

New season ticket holder, Pat Rapolevich notes, "To be able to see all this in Grand Rapids is fabulous!"

This is the first year local broadway fans have been given the option of standing in line for tickets.
The box office was scheduled to open at 10 a.m, but early birds were in line as early as 5 a.m.

Mike Lloyd, Executive Director of Broadway Grand Rapids said he didn't expect such a large crowd.

"We’ve never done this before, we’ve never had a line up like this. I didn’t have enough numbers, so we’re recycling and all these people have been very patient while we work through it, and we’re gonna sell a lot of tickets today, and that’s really an exciting time," Lloyd said.

The season ticket each person was waiting for gives access to five broadway shows.

Those shows are: "Escape to Margaritaville," "Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Disney’s the Lion King," "Fiddler on the Roof" and the ever-popular "Hamilton"

This is the first time some of these notorious shows are coming to Grand Rapids.

"It’s still definitely a splurge, but it is in some ways a better deal, you don’t have to pay for hotel and travel and all that other stuff," said Keri Milkovich.

It’s an opportunity many found worth waiting for.

Like many, Pat waited in the cold for hours Monday, but as she left, she was asked if it was worth it.

She replied: "Oh by far, the lineup this year is fabulous, so to have these tickets right here in Grand Rapids? You can’t beat it."

The line for Broadway Grand Rapids season tickets closed around 2:30 p.m.

More information on tickets can be found on Broadway Grand Rapids' website.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.