Portland goes 'Mormon'

Broadway stunner 'Book of Mormon' to play during 6-day run

By Jenny Wasson / The Bulletin

Broadway Across America Portland is ringing in the New Year with the Tony Award-winning musical “The Book of Mormon.” The show is sold out, but there is still a chance to see the Broadway hit Jan. 1-6 at Portland’s Keller Auditorium.

Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the team that brought us the animated series “South Park”), “The Book of Mormon” won nine Tony Awards in 2011, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Score and Best Scenic Design. Entertainment Weekly called the show “an exhilarating Broadway musical at once revolutionary and classic, hilarious and humane, funny and obscene, uncompromising in production standards and unafraid of just about anything.”

Although tickets are no longer available for the Portland run, a ticket lottery will be conducted prior to every performance. At that time, 20 tickets will be released at $25 a piece. According to the show’s website, “entries will be collected two and a half hours prior to each performance at the Keller Auditorium. Two hours before each performance a random drawing will take place to select the winners. You must be present at time of drawing.”

Tickets to popular Broadway shows like “The Book of Mormon” tend to sell out quickly. For your best chances to see a show, Broadway Across America Portland recommends purchasing a season ticket. Four-show packages are currently available and include tickets to the upcoming “War Horse” (Feb. 26-March 3), “Flashdance — The Musical” (April 23-28), “Rock of Ages” (May 28-June 2) and “The Addams Family” (June 25-30). Packages range from $95 to $395, depending on the day of the performances and seat location.

After subscribers get first pick, the remaining seats go on sale six to eight weeks before the show’s opening night. (Tickets for “War Horse” are currently on sale.)

For more information on the Broadway Across America Portland season and to purchase tickets, visit www.portlandopera.com/broadway.