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Crowds line up to buy Hamilton tickets at Times Union Center in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Theater lovers are lining up to buy tickets for the Broadway musical, Hamilton. The Times Union Center will begin to sell tickets at 8 a.m. for the Hamilton Jacksonville shows in March.

Tickets can also be purchased online at www.fscjartistseries.org beginning at 10 a.m.

The Hamilton crew will be in town from March 17 to March 29. Click here to see the performance schedule.

Action News Jax reporter Alicia Tarancon was live outside the Times Union Center in downtown Jacksonville where Hundreds of Hamilton fans camped outside the Times Union Center for Performing Arts and waited in line for hours to get their hands on tickets to the popular musical.

These fans woke up extra early to secure their spot in line.

"Got here about 5 ’o clock in the morning," Randi Pannick said.

"I got out a little after 6:00 am," Shakawn Jones said.

"We probably got out here around 6:15 a.m. and we struggled with parking," Kayla Chouinard said.

Action News Jax Sky Vision Drone flew over the Time Union Center for the Performing Arts where we saw the line of people wrapped around the building.

Doors opened at 7:30 a.m. but the box office didn’t start selling the first ticket until 8:00 a.m.

The FSCJ Artist Series recently brought two other popular Broadway shows to Jacksonville: Rent and Wicked.

Anastasia is also premiering in April.

Fans told me that they jumped at the chance to go to Hamilton when they heard it was coming to downtown.

“Jacksonville’s been getting some really great shows recently, so I mean so excited,” Rebecca Brownfield said.

“I’m originally from New Jersey and many of my friends went to Hamilton in New York city, so it’s great to be able to see it here,” Jason Gladfelter said.

“This is my first time, so I’m really excited. Maybe would never get the opportunity to see it otherwise,” Candice Hamilton said.

One local mother said she snagged a pair of tickets for her and her daughter.

“It’s a wonderful musical and it’s my daughter’s 12th birthday and she listens to the soundtrack at least once a week, so it’ll be a wonderful present for her,” Jones said.

Action News Jax warned you earlier this week about fake tickets circulating online.

The FSCJ Artist Series told me that they’re the ones organizing the event and the only way to safely buy tickets online is to get them directly through their website.

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