Tickets for "Book of Mormon," the most anticipated theater event of the year in the Bay Area, are about to go on sale.
Up to now, seats for the show's Nov. 27-Dec. 30 run at San Francisco's Curran Theatre have been available only as part of the SHN season ticket package. But on Sept. 12 at 10 a.m., single tickets will be available to American Express card holders. Then, on Sept. 21 at 10 a.m., whatever seats are left -- and don't count on there being many -- will be available to everyone else.
"Book of Mormon," written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of "South Park" and Robert Lopez of "Avenue Q," has been a phenomenon since it opened on Broadway in March 2011. The R-rated, spoof of Mormon missionaries in Uganda won nine Tony Awards, including best musical, best score and best book. It has become the hardest, most expensive Broadway ticket.
The first national touring company opened in Denver in mid-August and sold out almost immediately. It opens Sept. 5 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles before coming to San Francisco.
Tickets are $40 and up with the "up" being very flexible depending on demand. They will be available at www.shnsf.com or 888-746-1799.