Feeling lucky, Delaware theatergoers?
You might want to try your hand in a lottery for $25 tickets to “The Book of Mormon” when it hits the Playhouse on Rodney Square March 10-12.
The digital lottery is a producer tradition at venues that host the national tour of the hysterical comedy. They have attracted as many as 800 entries at some locations.
At the Playhouse, tickets run $40 to $99 and have sold well.
The Grand, which operates the Playhouse, will partner with digital ticket lottery platform Lucky Seat for the lottery.
Participants must have a Lucky Seat account through luckyseat.com to enter.
Entries for shows at The Playhouse will open at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 3, and close Wednesday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m.
Lucky Seat will send an email to winners at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8. Winners will have a limited window to purchase and claim their tickets, until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8.
If all tickets have not been claimed, drawings will continue at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. until all tickets have been claimed.
Tickets are subject to availability and a limit of two tickets per patron. In some cases, tickets may be partial view and, while every effort will be made to seat multiple seats together, there is a chance that seats may be split up.
Tickets can be picked up at the Box Office at The Playhouse on Rodney Square with a photo ID starting two hours before the performance time.
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“The Book of Mormon,” which won nine Tony Awards, features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who also created “South Park,” and Robert Lopez, who helped create “Avenue Q.”
When the show does open in the Playhouse, it will be almost 12 years to the day since the irreverent tale of two missionaries serving in Africa became a Broadway sensation with seats selling for $400 and up. It’s still bringing in crowds on Broadway.
The show drew a lot of attention for its dissection of religion. Even so, the Church of the Latter Day Saints embraced the production and even advertises in its Broadway Playbill.
A few regular tickets are still available at The Grand box office (818 N. Market Street, Wilmington), by going to BroadwayinWilmington.org, or by calling 302-888-0200.
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience.
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