The hip hop musical sensation “Hamilton” began its run in Chicago on Tuesday, the same day a new block of tickets went on sale.
There has been a lot of competition for tickets, and it’s not just theater goers lining up.
Dozens arrived before dawn to get their place in line before the Private Bank box office opened at 10 a.m.
“We got here at 4 a.m., a little early but it’s well worth it,” said Jose Morena of Portage, Ind. He and his daughter brought their chairs and tents to be one of the first to buy a second block of tickets that were released today.
“I’m so excited I’m shaking. I got tickets to the April 8th show. I’ve got my countdown clock on my phone already,” said Elizabeth Morena, 19.
Lynn Roman got in line around 7 a.m. She says she’s a new “Hamilton” fan.
“My daughter asked me to get tickets for her. I didn’t expect all these people, it’s probably one of the crazier things I’ve done. This and waiting in line for Barry Manilow,” she laughed.