Jewish Journal

Cheap Theatre Tickets

by Annie Korzen

October 3, 2011 | 12:44 pm

I’m a theatre addict but tickets can be costly.  One great way to save money is to join www.Goldstar.com.  They offer discounts on everything from plays to comedy clubs to sporting events to antique shows.  Right now I have a friend in the cast of Steven Berkoff’s Kvetch at the Whitefire Theatre.  She said she could get me $5 off, but when I checked Goldstar they were offering half-price tickets: $12.50 instead of $25. 

They even have a Comps category.  One such offering is Florence Henderson: From Broadway Baby to Lovely Lady & Beyond at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

I was just in New York where Broadway tickets can take a big bite out of your wallet.  The first thing I do is check the TKTS Booth on 47th St. where you can get last minute seats at substantial discounts.  Tuesday nights are your best bet, weekends are harder.

I was dying to see The Book of Mormon but a hit show like that is not listed at the TKTS booth.  I went to the box office and was told I could get orchestra for $436 or a little less for partial view.  Neither was acceptable, but then I was told that there are a few tickets in the last row of the mezzanine that sell for $69.  It’s not a large theatre, so the last row isn’t too far back.  I went for it, and the seat was excellent.  These bargain tickets do not show up online: you have to get them at the box office.  Since I thought the show was amusing but overrated I sure am glad I didn’t plop down the top price!

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Annie Korzen is a comedy writer and performer. Her humorous essays have been printed in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and more. She has...

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