Savvy theater buffs don’t have to beware the Ides of March
We all know the real reason we came to Columbia—the city. But what’s the use of being here if we’re too broke to take advantage of all the opportunities the city offers? To combat empty wallets, nights at Butler, and general Philistinism, A&E is introducing a new series where we bring you a complete ticket price guide and compare TIC’s prices with those offered through other discount outlets.
As You Like It: March 3
Box office: $35
Verdict: Though $4 cheaper through CUArts, buying a ticket through the show’s official box office will allow you to know exactly what you’re buying, and in this case, the best tickets are second row center in the gallery.
A View From the Bridge: March 25
General Rush: $26.50
Verdict: This is a tough call. Yes, you would save $30 by attempting general rush, but that’s a pretty big risk considering rush tickets can be some of the worst in the house and are sold at 10 in the morning the day of the performance. Since “Bridge” is peaking in popularity at the moment, there is a chance you’d only get standing room tickets, if anything. As an added bonus, March 25 is Columbia Night at the show, so included in the price of admission is a post-show talkback.
Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson: March 30
Student Rush: $20
Verdict: This isn’t even a competition. The Public Theater’s student rush lines are always insanely crowded, especially for shows as popular as this. Like “Bridge,” this is another Columbia Night, but instead of a talkback, TIC is offering somewhat ominous “Mosh Pit” tickets for this half-musical, half-rock concert. I’m in.
Note: The quality of tickets bought from TIC cannot be determined because the organization does not notify buyers of their seat location prior to purchasing.
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