Amazing news! Broadway's Hamilton the Musical has come to Orange County! I don't know about you, but I am so happy that it has come to Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. I actually had never seen it before...until now!
HAMILTON performs September 28 through October 16, 2022 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
I had the opportunity to see it this week and it was everything I hoped for. The cast was of course AMAZING, the music, the scenery, and just everything about the entire show was perfect. Most importantly, being able to see it in my home theater was super special. I just love the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It's a great theater, with great amenities located nearby.
Now...what about the details.
About the Show
HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. And what's so amazing, is that is features a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway.
HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. It is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.
I highly recommend learning the history of Alexander Hamilton and our founding fathers before you go.
HAMILTON the musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater. It features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, casting by The Telsey Office, Bethany Knox, CSA, and General Management by Baseline Theatrical.
Book, music, and lyrics are by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction is by Thomas Kail, choreography is by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations are by Alex Lacamoire,
How to Get Hamilton Tickets
HAMILTON performs September 28 through October 16, 2022 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tickets are on sale at scfta.org, in person at the box office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 or by calling (714) 556-2787.
There is a maximum purchase limit of 9 tickets per account for the engagement. When tickets go on sale, prices will range from $49 to $149 with a select number of premium seats available from $199 for all performances. There will be a lottery for 40 $10 seats for all performances. See details below.
For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases for the Costa Mesa engagement should be made through scfta.org.
Listen to the Soundtrack before you go!
The music is great! But I do recommend listening to the Hamilton soundtrack before you go. just because it's great...and will get you in thee mood for this fabulous show. I feel it also helps you follow along easier.
HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Is Hamilton good for kids?
Hamilton is recommended for kids ages 10 and up. And even then, I would carefully consider whether or not your child would enjoy the show. I would say that there are some children who are younger than 10 who would love it, and there are some kids older than ten would would not bee into the show.
I would say, first watch it on television or online, and see the show for yourself. If they enjoy it on television, then they would love it in person. I also recommend listening to the soundtrack before you go, and getting familiar with the storyline. this will make the entire show much more enjoyable.
How to Enter the Hamilton Ticket Lottery
Yes! There is a lottery to buy Hamilton Tickets. Here are the details.
- Use the official app for HAMILTON now available for all iOS and Android devices in the
- Apple App Store and the Google Play Store (http://hamiltonmusical.com/app).
- The lottery will open at 10:00 AM every Friday and will close for entry at Noon the next Thursday prior to the following week’s performances.
- Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM every Thursday for the upcoming week’s performances via email and mobile push notification. Winners will have two hours to claim and pay for their ticket(s).
- No purchase or payment necessary to enter or participate.
- Each winning entrant may purchase up to two (2) tickets.
- Only one entry per person. Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded.
- Lottery tickets may be picked up at will call beginning 2 hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID.
- Lottery tickets void if resold.
- All times listed are in Pacific Daylight Time.
Hamilton Lunch Idea
How about a Hamilton Inspired lunch? Before the matinee show on September 29th, head over to the Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar. Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa Hotel’s on-site restaurant, will be offering an exclusive matinee luncheon on September 29th at 11:30 AM, featuring a menu inspired by cuisine from Alexander Hamilton’s life experiences, including his favorite dessert.