'Hamilton' ticket on-sale date in Orlando announced

OK, Orlando: We finally know when you will take your shot… at “Hamilton” tickets, that is.

The Dr.Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced this morning that tickets to the Orlando engagement of the smash musical will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s high-energy look at a key player in the founding of our nation — that would be Mr. Alexander Hamilton — will play the center Jan. 22-Feb. 10.

Although ticketbuyers will be able to purchase directly at the center’s box office, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., the center recommends using its website, drphillipscenter.org.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for what is sure to be unprecedented demand for tickets:

► Set up an online account now at drphillipscenter.org so your contact and payment information is already on file.

► While you’re on the website, also sign up for email notifications and to follow the Dr. Phillip Center on social media. This will ensure you receive future information in a timely fashion.

► Have a strategy and budget planned before Friday: There is a maximum purchase limit of four (4) tickets per person for the engagement. Prices will range from $76.50 to $199.50 with a select number of $429.50 premium seats available for all performances. Online ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

There will be cheaper option, but with a risk: Each performance will hold a lottery for 40 $10 seats. Expect they will attract a large number of participants. Details on how to participate in the lottery will be announced later.

► Be wary of unauthorized deals, especially from those who claim to already have tickets available. They don’t.

“It’s tempting to get tickets any way you can,” says producer Jeffrey Sellers in the on-sale announcement. “There are many sites and people who are selling overpriced, and in some cases, fraudulent tickets. For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases for the Orlando engagement should be made through drphillipscenter.org.”

“Hamilton” became a sensation after its 2015 debut on Broadway, where it won 11 Tony awards, including best musical. The show puts a human face on the first U.S. treasury secretary and his cohorts, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, and uses unconventional casting to tell the story of the nation’s founding.

“It’s the story of America then told by America now,” says creator Miranda of the racially diverse casting used in the show.

Since it opened, buzz has built to stratospheric levels — even now, three years after its opening, the show still packs in audiences nightly in New York.

In Orlando, “Hamilton” will run two weeks longer than most touring Broadway engagements, giving those without season tickets multiple performance options.

mpalm@orlandosentinel.com; @matt_on_arts