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.