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'The Book of Mormon' to Hold Lotteries for $25 Seats at Pantages

Head to the box office two and a half hours before showtime to enter the lottery.

The producers of the smash Broadway show The Book of Mormon announced Saturday it will hold pre-show lotteries for a limited number of $25 seats at the hard-to-get-in show.

Performances begin at Hollywood's Sept. 5, and then move on to San Francisco after closing a 12-week run here.

Theater-goers may line up at the box office to enter the lottery two and a half hours before showtime. Would-be patrons will be given cards on which to write their names and indicate whether they want to buy one seat or two. Note that a lottery will not be held on Sept. 12.

Cards will be drawn and winning names announced at the box office two hours before showtime, the production company said. Tickets must be paid for in cash. Winners must be present at time of lottery and show valid identification. There is a limit of two tickets per winner.

The Book Of Mormon won nine Tony Awards and a Grammy for best musical theater album, and is a send-up of one of America's largest churches. It was written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the producers of "South Park," and Robert Lopez, producer of "Avenue Q."

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the starting date for the ticket lottery. It has been updated for accuracy.

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