On Sunday morning January 22, tickets for the hit-musical “The Book of Mormon” went on sale on the Denver Center website. By 11:00 AM, the site was experiencing server issues with the huge influx of volume, and by 2:00 PM that day, tickets were completely sold out.
“The Book of Mormon,” written by Colorado natives Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park, is a gutsy, provocative musical that deals with missionaries, Mormons, and everything in between. Taglined with “God’s Favorite Musical,” BoM won 9 Tony awards this year, including Best Musical.
Coupled with the fact that Denver is the first stop for this musical after Broadway, and that Matt Stone and Trey Parker hail from Colorado, it is no wonder that the Denver Center website crashed the day tickets went on sale. Musical-theatre fans across the state displayed their frustration over Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking platforms before the website was finally accessible again. However, it would not be for long. By 2:00 that afternoon, every seat for the BoM had been bought and accounted for.
Those that still wish to see this astonishing musical will have to find other ways besides the standard, but with websites such as eBay and StubHub, attendance is certainly possible. “The Book of Mormon” will play August 14, 2012 through September 2 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. For more information on this show and others, please visit the Denver Center website at denvercenter.org.