You know me, I’m always on the hunt for a good deal. One deal that I’ve been using for a VERY long time is Student Rush. Alas, it does not work for me any longer, but it can work for high school students, Undergrad Students and Graduate Students. All you need is a valid ID! For example, Spring Awakening, winner of eight 2007 Tony awards opens next Tuesday at the Orpheum in Minneapolis. It’s here for one week and student rush tickets are available 1 hour before the show. You get best available seats for $20 a ticket. Each valid student ID can purchase up to 2 tickets. Cash only! Student rush can vary by show, so it’s always a good idea to call the box office and confirm. I always advise calling again a few hours before to make sure the show didn’t sell out. Tuesday, Wednesdays and Sundays usually have the most Rush availability.
Other places in town also do Rush lines. For example, the Ordway does a student rush with similar restrictions as above, but also offers rush discounts to educators with a valid Teacher ID. The Guthrie’s Rush policy is the broadest. Last time I checked, general rush tickets were around $15 for anyone (no stipulations). You can only begin buying them an hour before and once again, it’s best available seating. I hope this gives you some incentive to get out there and see a show!