Thursday, February 21, 2013

Theater: RBTL details ticket-lottery policy for "Book of Mormon"

Posted on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 4:00 AM

The Rochester Broadway Theatre League today announced its ticket-lottery process for the upcoming Rochester performances of the national tour of the Tony-winning musical "The Book of Mormon." The much-anticipated show, running at Auditorium Theatre March 5-10, has been very close to sold out for months. However, 20 tickets will be available via lottery for each performance at $27.50 apiece.

The full press release appears below. Check beck at rochestercitynewspaper.com on Wednesday, March 6, for City's review of the show. Additional details on "Book of Mormon" can be found on the RBTL website.

[ROCHESTER, NY] - THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins MARCH 5TH at the AUDITORIUM THEATRE in ROCHESTER and plays a limited 1-week engagement through MARCH 10TH. In ROCHESTER, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited 20 tickets available for each performance at $27.50 apiece.

The wildly popular lottery for the Broadway production has attracted as many as 800 entries at some performances. The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON are pleased to offer low-priced lottery seats for every city on the National Tour.

Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $27.50 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics byTrey Parker,Robert Lopez andMatt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, "South Park." Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winnerCasey Nicholaw(Monty Python's Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed byNicholaw andParker.

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

THE BOOK OF MORMONfeatures set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth,lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are byLarry Hochmanand Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are byStephen Oremus.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording forTHE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.

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