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A way to get cheap theater tickets is to buy them the day of the show. Many theaters sell discounted tickets hours and minutes before a show to get rid of any extras they may have. These are often referred to as "stand by" or "last minute" seats. Call the theater to find out if they do this. Many theaters would rather sell these tickets for reduced prices than lose money on the seats.
Also, check to see if your city has a half price ticket outlet where you can buy tickets the same day as a show for half off. Las Vegas has one, which helps out a lot when you are looking to see a pricey show there. However, you likely will not find tickets to such hot shows as "Blue Man Group" at these outlets because these shows sell out every night.