‘I DON’T EVEN LIKE MUSICALS … BUT I DO LIKE THIS ONE’: FANS QUEUE FOR HAMILTON’S CANADIAN DEBUT

Canadian premiere set for Toronto in February; will also play Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, centre, performs with castmates at the 2016 Tony Awards in New York City. The smash musical debuts in Canada in 2020. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Diehard Hamilton fans weren’t about to throw away their shot at getting tickets on Monday, choosing to line up outside a downtown theatre during a chilly Toronto morning for the chance to see the smash hit musical’s Canadian debut.

“I really wanted to get tickets. I thought, ‘This is my chance, so I’d better get here early,'” said Rosalie Shackleton, the first outside Ed Mirvish Theatre.

Shackleton was among nearly 150 early risers ensconced in a growing queue ahead of the 9 a.m. ET start of public ticket sales for Hamilton. A steady stream of people joined the line as the morning stretched on.

“It’s an amazing show,” said Shackleton, a retiree aiming to score seats for herself and a few friends “desperate” to catch the production.

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