Of all the musicals out there right now, The Book of Mormon is at the top of my list. So when I missed the boat on getting tickets for its two-week Seattle engagement at The Paramount Theatre, I thought that was it. Well, it's not.
The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, opened January 8, 2013 at The Paramount and runs through January 20. And now until the end of its Seattle run, pre-show lottery tickets will be available at The Paramount's box office for $25. The lottery for the touring Broadway production has been wildly popular during the show's National Tour, attracting up to as many as 800 entries at some performances.
Here's how it works: Entries will be accepted at The Paramount's box office beginning 2.5 hours prior to each performance. Each person will print his/her name and the number of requested tickets (1 or 2) onto a provided card. Then two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. The entry cards will be checked for duplication prior to drawing (only one entry per person and two tickets per winner). Winners must be present at the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets.
The Book of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the hit animated TV series South Park. Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the hit musical comedy Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monthy Phython's Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.