If you managed to snag a ticket to see Hamilton, you’re one of the lucky ones. Any tickets left are few and far between and will most certainly cost you over $200 per. Definitely worth the price though – or rather, so I’m told, since I haven’t yet been able to scrounge up a ticket to see the show.
But if you’re in the same camp as me, there is still hope to get in to see the hit show before the tour ends with its last performance on October 7.
Luckily for us, Hamilton is holding a lottery for each performance giving everyone a chance to buy tickets for only $10. To enter for the chance to win, all you need to do is download the official Hamilton app that’s available for both Apple and Android devices. Once you have the app you will be prompted to create a simple profile with your name and information, then simply hit “Enter” for your chance at winning tickets. Be sure when you enter to designate how many tickets you’d like and that you’re clicked on the right city — Minneapolis. It would be terrible to win and then realize your tickets are for the show in London.
The lottery opens at 11am two days prior to each performance date and entry to win tickets closes at 9am the day before the performance. You’ll get a notification on whether you won the tickets, with additional info on how to collect them, or they’ll let you know if you lost and can try again the next day. Crossing my fingers.
While it would be great to see the show, if you aren’t one of the lucky ones, you still can get in on the Hamilton craze at restaurants around the Orpheum Theater that are truly getting into the Hamilton spirit.
Mercy is going above and beyond to give its patrons the ultimate Hamilton experience. Not only are they serving Federalist-themed wines and offering a selfie station where you can take pics next to a miniature Statue of Liberty, they have created a special ‘Hamilton Menu’ that offers a delicious three-course meal based off of James Hemmings recipes from the 1700s with a modern flare. Apparently, Hemmings was one of the first recorded American Chefs and worked as Thomas Jefferson’s Personal Chef during the same era as Hamilton’s time as the treasury secretary. The more you know.
You’ll start off the first course with a Chilled Asparagus or White Bean & Ham Hock Soup.
The second course is a choice between Boeuf a la Mode “Pot Roast” or a Lobster Mac & Cheese. (Mercy notes that while Mac n’ Cheese was not created during the era, it was popularized in the US in the 1790s by Chef Hemmings serving the dish to Thomas Jefferson’s dinner guests during his presidency.)
For your final course you’ll enjoy a 1800’s Snow Egg made of vanilla ice cream encapsulated in a poached meringue and served with a brandied cherry sabayon.
And if Mercy’s extravaganza wasn’t enough, you can head to the following nearby establishments for more Hamilton specials.
In honor of Hamilton, City Works is offering $10 off $30 purchase for dine-in patronage only.
When you spend $10, you get free Walleye Fritters. They are also offering specialty Hamilton cocktails: Founder’s Fizz, Stone Fence, and Dueling Sangrias.
Red Stag Supper Club
Get a complimentary lunch entree with the purchase of one of equal or greater value. Valid Monday–Friday from 11-4pm.
Fogo de Chao
They are offering up a specialty cocktail: The Rum Where it Happens.
Rock Bottom Brewery
Offering a specialty beer: Burr-Berry Wheat. Very clever.
Hopefully you’ll actually be able to get a ticket and enjoy the show in addition to all these great deals and Hamilton specials. But if you do happen to win tickets with the lottery, I am more than happy to be your plus-one. I’ll even throw in a couple of Dueling Sangrias – my treat.
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