The quest to be “in the room where it happens” — The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall during “Hamilton’s” May 29-June 24 run — began hours before tickets to the Tony-winning musical went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday. Prospective audience members began lining up Friday night at The Smith Center box office for the chance to see the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about “10-dollar founding father” Alexander Hamilton.

By the time the box office opened, an orderly line ran along Symphony Park Avenue, around the corner to Promenade Place and the Discovery Children’s Museum — and into the courtyard separating the museum from The Smith Center’s Boman Pavilion. Riunite Hood lined up at 4 a.m. Saturday.

“I’ve never seen the show; I don’t know much about it,” she said. “But my 12-year-old daughter is a big fan.

She’s seen YouTube videos and listens to the music. So I’m doing this to surprise her.

She doesn’t even know I’m here. We’re just gonna bring her to the theater one night and she’s gonna freak out.” Katelyn Lieberman and Andrew Nieto joined the line at 10 a.m. “I listen to the soundtrack constantly, like every day for the last month,” Lieberman said. Read more from…

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