It's here! The Book of Mormon launches tonight

This GIF pretty much summarizes how we feel about The Book of Mormon hitting home tonight. Although the fourteen-times-over Tony winner has already made a splash on Broadway -- and sold out in Denver -- it finally reaches the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at 7:30 p.m. for the first performance in a run that lasts until September 2.

If you weren't lucky enough to hunt down a ticket for the musical's first tour trek, you'll have a second chance in October 2013. But if that's not soon enough, click through for additional information on the play's ticket lottery .

See also: - The Book of Mormon: Twenty reasons you've got to see it, courtesy the cast and crew - The Book of Mormon: Catch up before you go with our ten best posts on the play - Slide show: Waiting for The Book of Mormon - Denver's toughest tickets: Did Mumford, Book of Mormon or GABF make the list?

Created by South Park maestros (and hometown heroes) Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the play is hosting a lottery before each performance that will give 24 people the right to buy last-minute seats. Organizers will begin accepting names at the Ellie two and a half hours before the laughs begin -- which means half-an-hour from now. Each hopeful may only enter once a performance, and if your name is drawn, you can buy one or two tickets; each one costs $25.

That's a lot less than most of the seemingly available last-second options on StubHub, which are not backed up by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. You can take your chances, but beware of buyer's remorse.

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Kelsey Whipple
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