Say hello to The Book of Mormon ticket lottery
The Chicago production offinally opens tonight at the —check out the first production photos of the Chicago cast above. But unless you planned far in advance, like those who bought tickets when they went on sale over the summer—or even farther in advance, like my date for tonight, who laid her claim to my plus-one last February—tickets are hard to come by. We've been hearing for months now that the first block of tickets, through March 3, was completely sold out.
And yet there's hope. Mormon producers released details last week of a day-of-show drawing for "a limited number" of $25 tickets, as is also the practice for the Broadway and touring productions. Entries will be accepted in person at the Bank of America Theatre box office beginning when it opens each day. Entrants fill out a card with their names and the number of tickets (one or two) they wish to purchase. They must then be present at the box office for the drawing, which takes place two hours before curtain time.
Box office hours and showtimes vary, as does, presumably, the number of tickets available via this lottery each day. But if you don't already have tix in hand, the drawing's your best bet for getting in before Jesus comes back (again).