'Book of Mormon' tickets go on sale

mclear@bradenton.comAugust 22, 2013 

The Tony Award-winning musical, "Book of Mormon," is expected to sell out the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. PUBLICITY PHOTO

Individual tickets go on sale Sunday morning for the Tampa run of "The Book of Mormon," the universally acclaimed Broadway musical.

And even though there are a total of about 40,000 seats available for the two-week run, officials at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts advise buying early. There hasn't been so much excitement about a Broadway show coming to the area in a very long time.

Prominent critics have called it "the best musical of this century" and "heaven on Broadway."

This is the first national tour for "The Book of Mormon," and it will be in Morsani Hall at the Straz Center Nov. 12-24.

Season subscribers got the first chance to buy tickets, but at least at the moment there are plenty left for people who want to see just this show.

Individual tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. And actually, if you have an American Express card, you can buy tickets earlier, all day today and up until 9:59 a.m. Friday.

Tickets are $69-$153.50 plus service charge. They're available by calling 813-229-7827, by visiting to www.strazcenter.org or by going in person to the Straz Center box office. The Straz Center is at 1010 N. MacInnes Place in downtown Tampa.

"The Book of Mormon," which comes from the same team that created TV's "South Park," won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone), Best Book (Parker, Lopez and Stone) and Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw and Parker).

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