Students have an opportunity for rush tickets for the return engagement of The Book of Mormon
Students have an opportunity for rush tickets for the return engagement of The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon returns to Vancouver this month to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and students will have an opportunity to see the Tony Award-winning musical for just twenty bucks. And best of all, that is in Canadian dollars.

Twenty tickets are ear-marked for each show, on a first-come-first-served basis. To get in on the deal, students can present their valid student ID at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre box office two hours prior to each performance. Student rush tickets are just $25 each, with a limit of two tickets per person.

What our reviewer called “the funniest thing you will see on stage”, The Book of Mormon was winner of nine Tony Awards, including best musical, in 2011.  It was created by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez. Parker and Stone are best known as the minds behind the equally irreverent animated comedy, South Park. Lopez comes with his own musical theatre pedigree as the co-composer and co-lyricist of Avenue Q.

The Book or Mormon is the musical satire of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naïve and optimistic, the two try to share the Book of Mormon, but find they are having trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about war, famine, poverty and AIDS, than about religion.

The Book of Mormon plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St, Vancouver) August 23 to September 4. Visit http://broadwayacrosscanada.ca for tickets and information.