Tickets selling fast for Indy's 'Hamilton' debut

'Hamilton' tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 17, and they're selling fast. (WTHR)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Tickets for the Indy debut of the mega-hit musical "Hamilton" went on sale Thursday morning. People began lining up inside Old National Centre at 5:30 a.m. And Greg Francis of Fishers scored the first spot.

"I wanted to be first, check if off my bucket list," he said beaming as he held up his tickets.

"Hamilton" premiered on Broadway four years ago. Up until now, the closest venue for Indianapolis theater-goers has been Chicago. It opens for a 3-week, 27-show run beginning December 10.

Jay McGuire was giddy upon getting his tickets.

Dozens of people waited in line at Old National Center as early as 5:30 a.m. on Oct. 17 in hopes of snagging "Hamilton" tickets. (WTHR)

"Myself, a friend and my sister are coming to 'Hamilton,' yeah!" he shouted.

Tickets aren't cheap. They cost from $75 to $400 a piece.

Jacori Franklin bought eight.

"I heard it's super exciting. Everyone loved it so, I can't wait to go," Franklin said.

Frankie Dodson bought tickets for her daughter's 15th birthday

"This is something she's wanted to go to since she was little," Franklin said. "She knows all the songs, listens to them nonstop, so she'll be stoked."

The hip-hop musical has won 11 Tony awards and a Grammy.

For those who haven't seen it?

"My sister is in a book club and she said to get a CD and listen to the music so you know what's going on. I'm number 6 in line at the library to get the CD," McGuire said.

Box office and online tickets are expected to go fast.

Like those who waited in line for two-plus hours, Barbara Ferguson wasn't complaining: "I've heard so many great things about it. I just can hardly wait to see it."

To buy tickets to an Indianapolis showings of the hit musical, click here.

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