Fans line up for chance at lottery to see ‘Book of Mormon’ on opening night
DENVER — Several hours before the curtain rose on The Book of Mormon in Denver, Spencer Duncan was waiting outside the box office at the Buell Theatre, hoping he’d be one of the few lucky ones to score a great seat and an unbelievable price.
“The Book of Mormon is worth it,” Duncan said. ”It’s something that changed Broadway in my mind.”
The musical, which won nine Tony awards and was created by Colorado’s own Trey Parker and Matt Stone, set records when it came to Denver last fall.
As it makes its return run from October 22nd through November 24th, so does the popular lottery system, which promises fans a chance to see the musical for just $25.
“We had lines kind of curving around the building (last year),” said Heidi Bosk, spokesperson for Denver Center Attractions. ”You know, everyone was just really excited. It’s a hot ticket.”
Ticket lottery procedure
There is a limited number of the reduced price tickets for every show. The lottery begins two-and-a-half hours before every performance.
Each person who shows up can put their name on a card and request one or two tickets. Winning names are drawn two hours before the performance, and you must be present to win.
Most importantly, the tickets aren’t just cheap, they’re some of the best in the house, including some in the front row.
“I won the lottery for “Wicked” last year and when I was there I sat in the front row,” Duncan said. ”So getting the opportunity to sit in the front row for something this epic is worth the wait.”