Book of Mormon SRO

little__lotte
Swing
joined:9/21/12
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 08:30am
Hey!

Next month I was going into the city, I live in CT, and wanted to try my luck at BOM.

For standing room I've heard different policies, do I have to get there early in the morning or two hours before curtains open? Or is it better to try my luck at another show?

Thank you so much!
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ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 08:34am
I've done standing room several times, if you're planning on doing a weekday, you should be fine getting to standing room line somewhere between three to four hours prior to the time of tickets being given out. On weekends, the matinee line begins to start forming somewhere around nine-ish, and they begin selling the tickets an hour before the show.

I've done standing room for a Saturday matinee, got there around nine thirty-ten o'clock and was fourth in line. Also, when you're in standing room, you're given the option to enter the lotto, as well.
little__lotte
Swing
joined:9/21/12
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 08:43am
Thank you!! I may do that. My friend wants to do the evening show but he can't make it into the city until later, and I'd guess SRO for a Saturday night is probably difficult.
ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 08:46am
You're welcome. SRO for the evening is usually a little difficult, but if you get there around say three or four, you should be fine. It's a little bit of a wait, but you can easily sit and just kill time any number of ways. Helpful tip - bring someone with you, even if they're not seeing the show, that way you have someone to keep you company or hold your place for food or bathroom breaks.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 08:49am
Actually....you can just chat up the people around you in line. They too will hold your place in line.

(I'm still in contact with someone from the Far East that I met on line for BOM)
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ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 08:54am
That's also very true - I've met plenty of great people in standing room line.

little__lotte
Swing
joined:9/21/12
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 09:10am
Those are both pretty good ideas! I met some pretty cool people in the rush line for Rock of Ages and Bring it On.

OK so I will go back to the city another weekday for SRO, and then maybe for the weekend in May I am going do Rush for Jersey boys? Any other easy evening rushes you recommend?
ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 10:09am
Jekyll and Hyde is pretty easy, most of the other options - Kinky Boots, Matilda, etc, sell out in the morning.
little__lotte
Swing
joined:9/21/12
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 10:45am
Oh I didn't realize Jekyll was open already. I'm going to get into the city around 830 so maybe i will try jekyll. Have you seen it yet?
ClumsyDude15
Broadway Legend
joined:12/11/06
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 11:02am
I have not, but I would like to.
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 11:03am
According to CapnHook it might not be around in two weeks so be warned...maybe.
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little__lotte
Swing
joined:9/21/12
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 11:32am
What are other easy weekend rushes?
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 11:35am
Do a google search on The Rush Report.
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little__lotte
Swing
joined:9/21/12
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 11:46am
i've read that but have been told it's not always accurate. Was just asking from people who had experience
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 4/16/13 at 11:56am
Look around at the various threads on here if you have a specific show in mind.
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brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 3/18/14 at 12:18pm
Hi, anyone done this lately? A friend is in town and thinking of hitting it up today. Is 3 pm too late for SRO spots? Thanks and Blessed Be.


Yes, I checked Broadway Spotted and it is no help.

Updated On: 3/18/14 at 12:18 PM
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 3/18/14 at 01:44pm
It may or may not be. I was able to get in last weekend and I'm pretty sure the last people who got in didn't get in line until about 4:30.
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 3/18/14 at 01:46pm
This show is totally random sometimes. One lovely day last Spring, I walked by the theater at like 4:30p, and saw two people sitting there, and was like "Is this the standing room line?!" since it was usually long-since filled by then, so I sat down and had a great night.

Even better was moving up to a third row aisle after a flustered religious couple bailed on their premium seats after Hasa Diga...
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
EMeraldNYC2
Chorus Member
joined:1/12/14
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 3/18/14 at 01:53pm
Has anyone seen a SRO line for a Saturday matinee recently? I'm hoping to go in late May but trying to convince my friends to sit and wait in line with me for a few hours might not go over very well. I read on previous sites that 9am is usually a safe bet, but can anyone confirm this if they've experienced a Saturday matinee line recently?
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 3/18/14 at 01:55pm
Once you pick a day after schools start letting out, that may render any current timing null and void, since the tourist quotient increases significantly... especially before the city becomes an oven.
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 3/18/14 at 02:09pm
Yeah, sometimes the weather can make people want to do stuff other than be in a line, but that same weather can also prompt people to get in line because it's not unbearably hot or cold. It can vary a great deal.

But 9 a.m. for a Saturday might be okay. If your friends don't want to be there the entire time, you guys can switch off as long as you keep the number of people constant.

"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
Updated On: 3/18/14 at 02:09 PM
EMeraldNYC2
Chorus Member
joined:1/12/14
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 3/18/14 at 02:58pm
Yeah we realized too late that the weekend we booked the trip for is Memorial Day weekend. Explains why bus prices are so high too... But regardless, I'm dying to see BOM and I'm willing to wait from early in the morning. There will be 3 of us so that makes switching off a little more complicated. Hopefully we can work it out somehow, I don't want to leave NY without seeing it.
beensince1987
Featured Actor
joined:2/3/11
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 3/18/14 at 03:01pm
Aren't most of schools in spring break now? It might be busy next few weeks.
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 3/18/14 at 03:06pm
"There will be 3 of us so that makes switching off a little more complicated."

If you get a persnickety line that day, they'll want two people to stay there, and only one at a time to go a-roaming.
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 3/18/14 at 05:32pm
If you are waiting for 3 tickets, you must have 2 people wait. The policy is 2 per person, and if only 1 person waits in line to claim 3 tickets, no one in line, including the Lottery Dude who semi watches over it, will allow that.
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
Book of Mormon SRO
Posted: 3/18/14 at 05:40pm
You can have two people wait in line for the three tickets, and if one person needs to go to the bathroom or get coffee, you can just tell the person behind you. I'm sure short breaks will be tolerated. There's a nice bathroom in the senior center across the street at the church.

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