"Accio discount tickets!" The San Francisco production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will offer a limited number of $40 tickets.
Starting this week, people can enter the lottery from 12:01 AM PT Monday to 1 PM Friday to win tickets for the following week’s performances. Winners will be notified on Friday afternoon and can purchase a maximum of two tickets. The program is exclusively available through TodayTix.com and the TodayTix app.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child began previews January 11 at the Curran Theater in San Francisco, California, with opening night currently set for February 9. The play, written by Jack Thorne and based on a story by J.K. Rowling, Thorne, and director John Tiffany, follows Harry Potter’s youngest son as he starts his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Like the current Broadway hit, the San Francisco production is a condensed, single-performance reimagining of the original two-part play.
John Skelley plays the title wizard, alongside Steve O’Connell as Ron Weasley, Lily Mojekwu as Hermione Granger, Lucas Hall as Draco Malfoy, and Angela Reed as Ginny Potter. The next generation of wizards features Benjamin Papac as Albus Potter, Folami Williams as Rose Granger-Weasley, and Jon Steiger as Scorpius Malfoy.
Rounding out the cast are Chadd Alexander, John Alix, William Bednar-Carter, Ebony Blake, Melanie Brezill, Shannon Cochran, Jamyl Dobson, Irving Dyson Jr., Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Eleasha Gamble, Kita Grayson, Logan James Hall, Abbi Hawk, Corey Hedy, Chance Marshaun Hill, Nathan Hosner, Timothy W. Hull, Nick Hyland, Charles Janasz, Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks, Joel Leffert, Chanté Odom, Erik Evan Olson, Christian Pedersen, Elise Southwick, Tuck Sweeney, Geoffrey Wade, and Brittany Zeinstra.
John Tiffany, director of the original Broadway and London productions, oversees a creative team that includes Steven Hoggett (movement), Christine Jones (set), Katrina Lindsay (costumes), Imogen Heap (music and arrangements), Neil Austin (lighting), Gareth Fry (sound), Jamie Harrison (illusions and magic), and Martin Lowe (music supervision and arrangements).
The San Francisco staging is one of several productions of the magical show. Cursed Child is also playing in London, Melbourne, and New York City, with Toronto and Tokyo productions set to begin performances later this year.