Denver lovesThe Book of Mormon
, and the feeling is really mutual: Though the laugh-out-loud funny, touring Broadway musical from Colorado's own boy geniuses, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, is in the last week of its second run at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver Center Attractions announced yesterday that it's been booked for a third, penciled in for August 11 through September 13, 2015, at theEllie Caulkins Opera House
. Yes, 2015. That's planning ahead.
Boffo ticket sales have a lot to do with that quick turnaround in booking: Last week's record-breaking gross alone topped out at $1,993,690, and that's an astonishing number of smackeroos in Denver, even for a show that's been tipping the scales everywhere it goes.
So here's the scoop: An online-only exclusive pre-sale opens today at 10 a.m. for subscribers and American Express Card-holders; at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 25 -- the day after the current run ends -- sales will open to the general public, also at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $35 and sales are limited to eight per household; purchase online or by calling 303-893-4100. Get 'em while you can -- even almost two years later, Mormon will surely remain the town's hottest ticket.
And if you're still hoping to catch the current run, remember that there's a lottery for seats before every performance. Go to the Buell box office at the Denver Performing Arts Complex two and a half hours before the show and turn in your name; two hours before the performance, the winning names will be drawn. Winners can claim one or two tickets; they're each $25 and you have to pay for them on the spot -- but the seats are great. This is the best deal in town.
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