Book of Mormon standing room tickets... HELP!

Tristangeorge
Swing
joined:7/28/13
I would like to clear some things up before I just hop on the train to NYC Saturday morning... some help would be greatly appreciated.

1. Are the standing room tickets only sold at sold-out shows? (This was never exactly clarified on their website, so I was hoping maybe I'd have some chance...)
2. How likely is it that a Sat. matinee will sell out now that it's been two years since it opened?
3. Are there any tips for getting these, lottery tickets, or other tickets, or is it all really just luck?

Thanks ahead of time!
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
1. Yes. Only when sold out.
2. It's ALWAYS sold out. Always.
3. Get there early, make friends with those around you, don't leave the line for more than 10 or 15 minutes (to use the bathroom, get a drink, etc.) and make sure those around you know what you are doing. Oh, don't try to sneak others into the line with you.
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Irenka
Chorus Member
joined:3/28/12
Yes, it's always sold out so standing room tickets are available for all shows. For Saturday there are two shows at 2pm and at 8pm, tickets are sold one hour before and I'd say you should be good 4 hours before BUT if you want to be really sure make it five, I think.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
There's no "tip" to getting lotto unless you bring a bunch of friends with you to help and who don't actually want to see the show.
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kdogg36
Leading Actor
joined:9/13/07
I have a couple of questions:

(1) For the Sunday matinee at 3:00, would it be fairly safe to be in line by 9:00 am?

(2) If I'm with a friend, and we're only getting two tickets total, can we take turns in line so the other can get lunch and such? Or is it expected that we both be there the whole time?

Thanks!
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
1. Yes

2. Yes, to your first question
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uncageg
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/04
I would suggest just getting off the train and getting in line. I work near there and have seen lines as early as 8:00am.
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gchris11
Broadway Star
joined:5/7/13

Also see if you can get standing spots 106, and 107 they are almost dead center. A great place to see the show from.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
They are given out randomly -- unless they've changed things, so there's no point in asking. The only thing the box office person cares is 1 or 2.

The spots are all pretty darn good....don't worry about what tickets you get.
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LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
They've never been random, in the 20+ times I've done it there. It starts with SR 101 and goes out from there, and then the last tickets start with the section directly behind the rightmost group of seats. (Those are double digits and not triple.)

The best way to be able to get a SRO spot right in the middle is to be 3rd or 4th in line.
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dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Oops...I didn't mean randomly at all. I meant automatically. Sorry for my distraction! (But my point is the same...ASKING for a specific ticket doesn't make a difference.)
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
gchris11
Broadway Star
joined:5/7/13
Okay, Things must have changed. I have done SRO 10 plus times and asked for those spots on a recommendation from a friend and got them anytime I was first in line.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
It's possible they would still honor a request; I've just never asked myself. (I am really not picky.)
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macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
So for a Wednesday matinee, what time should I get on line for SRO? Thanks!
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
I answered you here and you already thanked me... http://broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1062764#4453806
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macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
Thanks again, Lizzie! I'm going to aim for about 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday because there don't seem to be too many spots available.
kdogg36
Leading Actor
joined:9/13/07
And let me add my thanks as well!
Tristangeorge
Swing
joined:7/28/13
One more question: where exactly should we start lining up if we're the first ones there? We're taking the first train in the morning and will probably make it to the theatre by 7.
Thank you so much for all of your answers!
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Line up in the space in between the outer box office window and the poster with the cast/creative team on it.
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Tristangeorge
Swing
joined:7/28/13
I would just like to thank you all so much for all of your help! I did SRO yesterday, got there by 7:45 and was first in line. The SRO view was perfect and we had a blast. Thanks again!
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Glad it worked out; thanks for letting us know it all worked out.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
Glad you enjoyed the show! I hope to do SRO soon! I loved the show when I saw it in July and hope to see it again. I guess I will see a different actress playing Nabulungi.
I'm a starkid
Swing
joined:6/29/14
I don't know if anyone needs to know, but I did standing room last friday and got there at 3:15pm for an 8pm show. We were 5th in line, and more people started coming rapidly at around 3:45pm. They do lottery at 6pm, and then give out standing room tickets at 6:15pm. I know it seems like a long time to wait, but if you bring a book or a friend the time goes by much quicker. We played heads up for an hour to pass time also.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
I always forget how summer (and nice days in summer) tends to inflate the SRO crowds. I got there at 11:30 on Sunday for the 3 p.m. matinee and was cut off. Just FYI all!
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lovebwy
Broadway Star
joined:4/22/12
I'm really surprised that there is that much love for the show. I mean, it was ok, but... I cannot see waiting for hours on end to stand up.

I think for me the weak point is the score. Better they should have gone with Marc Shaiman, who worked so brilliantly with Parker and Stone on the South Park movie.

Maybe I'm just too old!!!
wonderfulwizard11
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/05
This isn't the Broadway production, but does anyone know if they're selling standing room tickets for the tour stop in Philadelphia? I can't seem to find any information online.
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