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The Ultimate Getting Show Tickets when Traveling Quiz
by Staff
A trip to New York City would not be complete without seeing a musical or play. Learn how to get a great seat at a great price for a theatrical experience that will leave you with enough money for a late night snack in the theater district. Take this quiz to find out more about how to get show tickets.

Where is the best place to see a live play or musical?

  • New York
  • Chicago
  • both answers

Where can you purchase tickets to live plays or musicals?

  • online Websites
  • box office
  • both answers

How can you get a great seat for a performance?

  • buy in advance
  • buy from a ticket broker
  • both answers

How can you quickly find out where you actual seat is located?

  • order a seating chart from the venue
  • view the venue seating chart on the venue's Website
  • neither answer

What is a smartphone app for theatre tickets?

  • TheatreMania
  • New York City Tickets
  • both answers

What time are the evening performances of plays and musicals?

  • 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. or 8 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. or 8 p.m.

What day are theaters usually closed?

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • never close

Why is Monday the dark day?

  • small audiences
  • large audiences
  • union rules

What time are matinee shows?

  • 1 p.m.
  • 2 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.

What days are matinees usually performed?

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday

When did "The Phantom of the Opera" start running at the Majestic Theater on Broadway?

  • January of 1979
  • January of 1988
  • January of 2005

What is a performance preview?

  • performances prior to the actual opening
  • less polished performance
  • both answers

Why may you want to purchase tickets to a preview performance?

  • cost less
  • cost more
  • difficult to acquire

What may happen if you wait till late in the run to purchase tickets?

  • miss the original cast
  • less quality performers
  • cheaper tickets

Where can you get tickets for a sold out performance?

  • standby line
  • box office for a price premium
  • both answers

What is the lottery rush policy?

  • random ticket drawings before showtime--available for students
  • for sold-out performances
  • both answers

Where is the seating for SRO tickets?

  • front row
  • balcony
  • no seat

Why are the price of standby tickets reduced?

  • previously sold tickets
  • ticket holder canceled at the last minute
  • both answers

What is the risk of purchasing a show ticket from Craigslist or eBay?

  • counterfeit ticket
  • poor seating
  • poorly performed show

Which of these is a Broadway musical?

  • "Chicago"
  • "When Harry Met Sally"
  • "Red"