One of the perks of having an American Express card is the ability to purchase popular event tickets weeks in advance of when they go on sale to the public. One eagerly anticipated holiday classic, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, is wrapping up its presale today, so American Express cardholders should act now to get their exclusive early pick of seats.
The Nutcracker tells the story of little Marie, who is given a special gift of a nutcracker soldier at a family Christmas party, then falls asleep that night to a wonderful dream of a land of sweets, full of dancing and magic, where her nutcracker prince comes to life after she rescues him from the Mouse King by throwing her shoe at him.
The production, staged at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater every year, is wildly popular with audiences, with many families making the ballet the centerpiece of their holiday visit to New York City. The opening night show, always the day after Thanksgiving, almost always sells out, as do many of the 48 performances that run through New Year’s Eve each year.
Best Seats in the House Reserved for American Express Cardholders
Nothing is more magical than watching a performance of the Nutcracker during the holiday season, with its enchanting choreography by George Balanchine and the well-loved Tchaikovsky score that will leave audiences humming all the way home.
Since the shows do sell out quickly, anyone hoping to see the show this year who has an American Express card should definitely take advantage of the presale offered by American Express, which ends today. There’s still time to buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public on September 26 and get snapped up, so don’t delay.
Plenty of Opportunities for Exclusive Presales
If ballet isn’t up your alley, or you miss the last presale day today, don’t worry. American Express is always offering their cardholders exclusive access to music, sports, fashion, and culinary events.
All cardholders have to do is go to the American Express website and find the Entertainment Access page, where they can search events by city, date, and type of event to find offers that appeal to them.
Current and upcoming American Express Featured Events include Broadway shows like the eight-Tony-award winning Once, and Glengarry Glen Ross, starring Al Pacino in a very limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
Sports fans can get tickets to regular season Miami Heat games this winter, and foodies can enjoy a feast at celebrated New York restaurant Per Se, where Chef Thomas Keller will prepare a nine-course tasting menu exclusively for American Express Platinum Card members.
Cash Back, Travel Deals, Great Offers – Why Wait?
No matter what type of entertainment you prefer, chances are American Express sponsors something that will get your toes tapping, taste buds tingling, or have you cheering. American Express cards also offer great cash back and travel opportunities, so if your credit is up to par – AmEx requires excellent credit from its customers – and you don’t yet have an American Express card in your wallet, what are you waiting for?