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Free Night of Theater — Success!


by Stephen Becker 1 Oct 2008

At the stroke of noon, I hit up www.freenightoftheater.net, hoping to score tickets. Many of the offerings sounded enticing, but the one I had set my sights on was The Light in the Piazza, presented by Theater Three. It’s not often that you get to see a Tony winner gratis. No doubt, you will all […]

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At the stroke of noon, I hit up www.freenightoftheater.net, hoping to score tickets. Many of the offerings sounded enticing, but the one I had set my sights on was The Light in the Piazza, presented by Theater Three. It’s not often that you get to see a Tony winner gratis. No doubt, you will all be happy to know that I succeeded.

When I checked the site just 20 minutes later, there were only a handful of shows that weren’t sold out. (And now that you are reading this, even THAT’s probably out of date.)

So now that the big ticket grab is mostly over, how do we feel about the concept? Which show did YOU target, and were you able to get it? Or was your Web browser running frustratingly slow today?

UPDATE: All the tickets are gone, folks. And in under an hour!

UPDATE II: If you missed out on tickets, a link has been added to the Free Night of Theater page that allows you to sign up for updates. There’s a chance that more tickets could be made available.

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  • TheaterAddict

    At noon on the dot, I was able to also secure tickets to Light in the Piazza, as well as tickets to Dream Awake for a friend. I found the process excruciatingly simple and soo much fun. It felt more like on online auction. I cannot wait to make it a successful annual event. I only hope that this initiative succeeds in increasing revenue for local theaters and encouraging more folks to subscribe to season tickets. Hurrah Free Theater!

    • As of 12:57 p.m., the 3,000 Dallas tickets are gone! Once the tix are gone, a link to add your name to a list for future offers was added to the page. We have so many excellent theater groups in Dallas and North Texas, and it is great to see that the community is interested in checking them out (and subscribing for future performances!). And TheaterAddict, we too hope to make it an annual program.