How To Enter Dear Evan Hansen's Cheap Ticket Lottery

Ben Levi Ross (center) and the company of the national tour of Dear Evan Hansen. (Photo by Matthew Murphy for Dear Evan Hansen)

Did you end up with major FOMO about the Hamilton lottery, missing out on the chance to see the greatest musical of our time? You may have missed your shot, but now's your chance to get tickets for the next big thing finally making its way to Los Angeles: Dear Evan Hansen.

The official lottery to win cheap tickets is open as of 11 a.m. Monday. The prize: an opportunity to buy one or two cheap tickets to the show, which won six Tony Awards last year — including Best Musical.

Tickets can run up to $285 even before the secondary market, but the lottery gives you the chance to buy up to two tickets for just $25. And as with Hamilton, you can forget ye olden days of lining up outside the theater every day — the Dear Evan Hansen lottery has gone digital.

To enter:

  • Go to www.LuckySeat.com/dearevanhansen-losangeles
  • Put in your name, email, and zip code (and your phone number if you want a text)
  • Check the box indicating you're at least 18 years old (or get a parent/guardian/friend to enter if you aren't)
  • Select whether you want 1 or 2 tickets
  • You can optionally earn an extra entry by entering your Twitter handle and following Dear Evan Hansen on Twitter
  • You can also check boxes promising (you're trustworthy, right?) to follow the show on Instagram and Facebook for even more bonus entries
  • Do the "I'm not a robot" CAPTCHA
  • Click "Submit entry"

If you're selected, you'll get an email (and optionally a text) letting you know it's time to go buy tickets around 11 a.m. the day before the performance. You'll also get an email if you (probably) get told that you weren't chosen.

The lottery will be open on a rolling basis, with a chance to enter 48 hours before each show. Entries are accepted until 9 a.m. the day before the show.

Those lucky winners will have until 4 p.m. the day before the show to buy their tickets — if you don't buy them in time, your tickets are forfeited.

Fans line up outside the Music Box Theatre in New York City for Dear Evan Hansen Fan Day on Broadway. (Photo courtesy of Dear Evan Hansen)

For those who make it through all of that, congratulations! Time to go to the show — you can pick up your tickets an hour prior to showtime from the box office.

Often ticket lotteries include some great seats, though they do warn that you may also land partial view tickets, and that pairs could potentially be split up.

They also promise more information about the lottery on their social media channels.

The show starts Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre, with its official opening on Friday. The score is by songwriting team Pasek & Paul, who are also behind La La Land and The Greatest Showman.

Dear Evan Hansen is about a high school kid — Evan Hansen — with social anxiety. After another student dies, he tells a lie about their friendship that gets out of control.


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