Although tickets to the three-week run of Wicked at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre (801 N. Rampart St.) are sold out, there's an opportunity to score some pretty terrific seats and for less than you might have paid for them.
Seemingly taking cues from the Gershwin Theater in New York, where Wicked fans line up on weekends to try and win front-row tickets to the perpetually sold out show, the theater is holding a limited number of $25 orchestra seat tickets to give away in a lottery. The drawing will happen two and a half hours before each performance at the box office (the schedule is below), and the winners must have cash on hand to pay for the tickets. There's a limit of two tickets per person.
The theater recommends to those participating in the lottery to pay the $10 fee to park on site. They'll stamp your hand and if you don't win, you can get that fee refunded by showing the stamp and turning in your parking ticket.
Wednesday, March 24, 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 25, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Friday, March 26, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 27, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 28, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 30, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 31, 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 1, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Friday, April 2, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 3, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 4, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 6, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 7, 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 8, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Friday, April 9, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 10, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 11, 2 p.m.