‘Book of Mormon’ tickets at DPAC still available, by lottery

Jan. 27, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

If you didn’t get tickets to “The Book of Mormon” at the Durham Performing Arts Center before it sold out, you might have a way to get in the door. “The Book of Mormon” is offering cheaper tickets via a day-of-show lottery at every city on the national tour of the hit Broadway show.
“The Book of Mormon” will be at DPAC Feb. 11-23. A pre-show lottery at the box office will offer a “limited number” of tickets for $25 each, according to DPAC’s announcement Monday. The lottery is not online, but in person at the box office at 123 Vivian St. starting two and a half hours before show time. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Make sure you bring $25 cash, the only payment form accepted. You enter your name and number of tickets requested – either one or two. Only one entry per person, and you must be there in person to win. Bring identification. Names are drawn at random.
“The Book of Mormon,” a musical satire of the religious denomination, was created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone – the guys behind “South Park” – along with Robert Lopez. Lopez co-created “Avenue Q.” Tony Awards for “The Book of Mormon” were for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Direction, Best Featured Actress, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design and Best Orchestration. The original Broadway cast recording of “The Book of Mormon” also won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
DPAC marketing director Rachel Gragg said that the “wildly popular lottery for the Broadway production has attracted as many as 800 entries at some performances.”
A previous Broadway blockbuster to come on tour to DPAC also held a lottery for cheaper tickets the day of the shows – “Wicked.”
The remainder of the current season at DPAC includes “Evita” March 11-16, “The Wizard of Oz” April 8-13, Green Day’s “American Idiot” April 29-30, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” May 13-18 and the return of “Mamma Mia!” May 30-June 1. The 2014-15 season has yet to be announced, but “Newsies” has listed DPAC as a tour stop next season, with no official date set.
For more information about “The Book of Mormon” and the rest of the Broadway season at DPAC, visit www.dpacnc.com.