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February 26, 2008

‘Wicked’ fans disappointed

Last fall our book club thoroughly enjoyed the book Wicked by Gregory Maguire. We were excited to learn that the musical would be playing in Kansas City this spring. What great frustration to us to find tickets for several performances were sold out as soon as they were available to the public.

Of course, tickets are available at steep prices from online vendors who were able to purchase blocks of tickets before they went on sale to the public.

For example, we wanted moderately priced tickets for a matinee in the range of $65; these same tickets are now available from other vendors for $269. This process is ridiculous!

On behalf of eight other wickedly disappointed readers,

Sarah Haug
Marshall, Mo.

Comments

eej5

I was able to get tickets through ticketmaster, but I had to try several dates and times and ended up paying for $85 seats - not $65 - and this all transpired within 5 mins. of the tickets going on sale.

It does seem fishy that at 10:01 a show can already be "sold out" according to ticketmaster. I normally would try to boycott ticketmaster, but I don't have the luxury of being able to leave work and drive 30 mins. to the venue to buy tickets.

Chris40

"What great frustration to us to find tickets for several performances were sold out as soon as they were available to the public."

I'm not sure this is true. I walked over to the Municipal box office during lunch the day they went on sale and bought tickets for the date I wanted. I could have bought just about any ticket locations on Ticketmaster earlier that morning, but I hate paying their service fee.

It is a bummer that she didn't get tickets in time, but with about 20 shows, she had her chance to get tickets if she had acted more quickly. If she lives in Marshall, she definitely should have used Ticketmaster.

 
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