The Good Book Is Back

It’s hard to believe, after last year’s hoopla over The Book of Mormon’s premiere at the Ellie, that its return engagement will be just another show. A very good show, as Westword’s Juliet Wittman pointed out in August: “The show is smart, cheeky, raunchy, irreverent and also surprisingly and exuberantly good-hearted.” But still, business as usual.

When it hits the stage this time around, the run is still a chance to see what critics almost unanimously lauded as the second coming of Broadway musicals, put on by a quality crew, and if you missed it last time — we know there are some of you out there — this is your opportunity to score an elusive ticket.

The twistedly funny creation of South Park collaborators Trey Parker and Matt Stone (with Robert Lopez) and winner of nine Tony Awards moves to the Buell Theatre, in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, runs through November 24. Ticket prices start at $35, and sales are limited to eight per household; reserve yours at tickets.denvercenter.org or by calling 303-893-4100 (for group sales, call 303-446-4829). Or take your chances for discounted admission by participating in a daily ticket lottery -- sign up at the box office 2 1/2 hours before showtime; one-half hour later, a drawing for the $25 tix will determine the lucky winners. Break a leg!
Mon., June 10, 10 a.m.; Tuesdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 21, 2 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 24, 1 p.m. Starts: June 10. Continues through Nov. 23, 2013

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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