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‘Book of Mormon’ tickets on sale soon for Straz run

Published:   |   Updated: August 21, 2013 at 06:09 AM

The “Book of Mormon,” winner of nine Tony Awards including best musical, is coming to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts beginning Nov. 12 and tickets go on sale this week.

Single tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sunday, but there is a special pre-sale for American Express card holders from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 9:59 a.m. Friday.

The show, which runs at the Straz until Nov. 24, is about two young missionaries sent to Uganda to try to convert people there to the Mormon religion, according to One missionary, Elder Price, is an enthusiastic go-getter with a strong dedication to his faith, while his partner, Elder Cunningham, is socially awkward but a well-meaning nerd whose tendency to embroider the truth soon lands him in trouble. The pair soon learns that their mission in a society dealing with AIDS, poverty and violence might not be as easy as planned.

Ticket prices are: $153.50 for the front orchestra, $93.50 for the orchestra/mezzanine, $81 for the balcony and $69 for the gallery.

The show features music and lyrics by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the series “South Park,” and Robert Lopez, a Tony Award winner as co-creator of Avenue Q.