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Turn your Wednesday wild with a trip to the famed Apollo Theater for the legendary Amateur Night, one of the most fun and oft-forgotten New York traditions around. Settle into one of the mezzanine seats with a big box of popcorn and bring your hootin’ and hollerin’ voice because this is a truly unique theater-going experience. Don’t DARE sit in the orchestra; all the bussed in tourists fill those seats, rendering it a total lamefest. The balcony’s the place to be for a hearty dose of energy and antics.

So scream for your favorite performer or boo off that bozo who thinks kazooing is an art form. Their fate is in your hands — or rather, your voice.

Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster or at the box office (to avoid all the absurd Ticketmaster fees).

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Making theater hip — and cheap — Hiptix offers another great ticket deal. In an attempt to attract younger audiences, the Roundabout Theater Company sets aside 20-30 tickets per performance for its Hiptix members between the ages of 18 and 35. Membership is free; just sign up online. You’ll be informed of deals via email and can purchase tickets in advance (advised, as Hiptix tickets tend to go quickly). In addition, special members events provide cocktails and mingling before designated shows. For the true theater aficionado, $75 nabs you a gold membership, guaranteeing you two orchestra seats to any Hiptix performance.

The Roundabout sports a pretty snazzy reputation for putting on stellar productions. Currently playing, Steven Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George at Studio 54 and the “Hitchock-meets-spy novel-meets-Monthy Python” show The 39 Steps have garnered gushing reviews. Check them out without feeling the pinch.

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Slap down a Jackson for a seat at some of Off-Broadway’s favorite shows. Through Sunday, March 9th, 20at20  allows would-be theatergoers to show up to the box office 20 minutes before the performance and hand over $20 for a seat to the show. And since Off-Broadway productions often have multiple performances throughout the day or varied start times, there’s sure to be one that fits the busiest of schedules.

For a list of participating shows and their times, click here.

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