The Book of Mormon national tour made Denver its first city in 2012, its first second city in 2013, and in 2015, it will make Denver its first third city. Photo by Joan Marcus.
The Book of Mormon, which finishes its record-breaking engagement at the Buell Theatre on Sunday, has announced a third Denver visit for Aug. 11-Sept. 13, 2015, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
Denver Center Attractions and Denver Center Theatre Company 2013-14 subscribers will have first access to purchase tickets to the 2015 return. For those patrons, tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 20). An exclusive online-only pre-sale for American Express cardmembers will begin at the same time.
Tickets go on sale to the general public, online at the Denver Center box office, at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25.
The Book of Mormon has broken house records at the Buell Theatre for the past four weeks. The show now holds the all-time record for the highest weekly gross (for an eight-show performance week) for the week ending Nov. 17, during which the show grossed $1,993,690.
The Book of Mormon’s first national touring production launched at Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House in August 2012, breaking house records there week after week. The show holds the all-time record at the Ellie for the highest weekly gross (for an eight-show performance week) for the week ending Sept. 2, 2012, during which the show grossed $1,443,977.
The musical sold more than 38,000 tickets on June 10, 2013, alone, another all-time record for the Denver Center.
The Book of Mormon is the Tony-winning best musical that tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naive and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share their scriptures – which only one of them knows very well – but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about war, famine, poverty and AIDS than about salvation.
This gleefully profane and witty religious satire lampoons organized religion and traditional musical theater. It was written by Colorado natives Trey Parker and Matt Stone (“South Park”) along with Robert Lopez (“Avenue Q”).The musical also won awards for best score, book, direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), featured actress (Nikki M. James), scenic design (Scott Pask), lighting design (Brian MacDevitt), sound design (Brian Ronan) and orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus).
Tickets for the 2015 return of The Book of Mormon will start at $35. To charge by phone (for the general public, on or after Nov. 25), call 303-893-4100. Ggroups of 15 or more should call 303-446-4829. Or come to the Denver Center Ticket Office, located in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy online at denvercenter.org.
Denver Center Attractions and Denver Center Theatre Company 2013-14 subscribers can purchase up to eight for every one subscription package before the public on-sale starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Purchase a subscription package online here.
The Book of Mormon is considered an added attraction on the Denver Center Attractions 2014-15 subscription season.
Performance times for the 2015 Denver run will be: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Fridays; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays.