TEMPE, AZ - It was a year ago that ASU Gammage confirmed Hamilton, the Tony award-winning musical written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, would make its way to Tempe.
The fanfare was instant. Season tickets sold-out in a matter of hours in March, the first time in ASU Gammage's history that had happened.
Next week, the show travels from San Diego to the Valle of the Sun for a 32-show, four-week run, Jan. 31 - Feb. 25.
In light of the show's upcoming debut, the tour was able to share some fact-facts with us:
There are more than 100 people involved in the touring production of Hamilton, including 25 crew members that run the show from backstage.
It took more than 1,000 days to engineer, build, paint, and automate the set.
It takes 11 53-foot trailers to transport the show from theater to theater.
The wardrobe department uses 42 gondolas -- theater talk for costume trunks -- to store and transport the actors' costumes. The show employs 8 full-time dressers, a full-time stitcher, a full-time laundry person and 2 full-time pressers.
There are more than 50 paper props throughout the show.
Hamilton received 16 Tony Award nominations in 2016 to become the most-nominated show in the award show's history. It received 11 Tony Awards that night, including best musical. (The Producers remains the most-winning musical in Tony history with 12 awards.)
Tickets are still available. More tickets were released through Ticketmaster, but the prices are high. Balcony seats were going for more than $200 following by orchestra-level seats at $500 at last check.
The other option is to register for the show's digital lottery. The show will raffle off 40 orchestra-level seats for all 32 of its performances. The best part, tickets will be $10 each.