Theater Free Shrek Tickets
posted by September 18 at 10:06 AMon
Apparently, Shrek isn’t doing so well—they’re giving away free tickets, according to a reader who just sent me this email:
We are offering complimentary tickets to SHREK THE MUSICAL at The 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Avenue) for the following performances:
Wed 9/17 at 7:30 PM – deadline to RSVP is Wed 9/17 at 12:00 PM noon
Thurs 9/18 at 8:00 PM – deadline to RSVP is Thurs 9/18 at 10:00 AM
Friday 9/19 at 8:00 PM – deadline to RSVP is Friday 9/19 at 10:00 AM
Sunday 9/21 at 7:00 PM – deadline to RSVP is Friday 9/19 at 10:00 AM
If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org and specify the performance, number of tickets (not to exceed 6), name for will call and the organization you represent. Tickets are first come first serve, and you will receive a confirmation. Tickets will be left at will call one hour prior to each performance and I.D. is required to pick up the tickets. Please know that this is an almost 3 hour, sit-in-your-seat production, and as such is not appropriate for really young children.
Not to exceed six? Giving away tickets—for seats that cost between $50 and $90—in blocks of six is bad news.
Still: they’re free. This is your chance to walk out on a Broadway show at intermission and not feel like you’ve wasted your money.
You can read Lindy West’s not-at-all-cruel-to-anyone-except-a-certain-theater-critic-who-wears-shawls review here.
The offer’s off. From the emails the Shrek people are sending out:
Thank you for your email regarding Shrek The Musical. The private offer that was sent to select group of friends of the production and the 5th Avenue Theatre offering complimentary tickets was intended as a thank you to them for their work supporting the show in Seattle and was mistakenly posted on line for the general public. The “thank you” e-mail was never intended to be made public.
Sorry, everybody. I’m a ruiner!