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Denver Theater Goers Warned About Scalpers

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is warning theater-goers about scalpers selling tickets to performances.

Theater patrons are paying up to three times the face value of tickets to attend Broadway touring productions, plus service fees at websites designed to look like they're affiliated with the theater.

Theater goer Jody Andrews says she paid about $240 for three $30 tickets to the final performance of "Billy Elliott" earlier this month.

Performing arts center spokeswoman Stacy Shaw says they began warning theater goers about so-called "second-party vendors" after some people purchased invalid tickets.

Scalping is illegal in Denver, though the city ordinance does not apply to sales outside the city.

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