Book of Mormon holding ticket lottery

If you win, you go to heaven ... err, you get $25 tickets

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If you want to see the musical that Jon Stewart, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, and a whole bunch of others have raved about, but don't have $60 to fork out for a ticket, you're in luck: the North Charleston Performing Arts Center is holding a ticket lottery before each performance of The Book of Mormon that will allow a limited number of people to win $25 tickets. 

To sign up, be at the box office at the Performing Arts Center (5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston) two and a half hours before each performance. You'll write your name along with how many tickets — two is the max — you want to buy. Names will be drawn two hours before curtain. 

If we were you, we'd do this. The Book of Mormon, colloquially known as the South Park musical because it was written by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker as well as Avenue Q creator Robert Lopez, is the tale of a young, naive Mormon missionary named Arnold Cunningham — he's also a pathological liar — who gets sent to Uganda along with his missionary partner, the infinitely cooler Kevin Price, to convert the locals. It's won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has been called "the best musical of the century" by the New York Times. The Mormon Church itself is even OK with it, although that could say more about their savvy PR strategy than the show. 

The Book of Mormon opens next Tuesday, Feb. 10 and runs through Feb. 15. Check out the fill calendar of performances, or buy full-priced tickets at the PAC's website.


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