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$25 for 'The Book of Mormon' at Shea's? Yes ... if you're lucky

You can barely get into a movie for $25 these days, so you can't possibly think you could see a highly-acclaimed Broadway musical at Buffalo's premier theater, can you?

Sure you can. You just need a little luck.

The producers of The Book of Mormon, returning to Shea's Performing Arts Center next week for a six-day run, will conduct a pre-show lottery at the theater box office to make a limited number of tickets available for $25 apiece.

In a news release, Shea's said the lottery has attracted as many as 800 entries at some performances in other cities.

Here's how it works, according to the release: "Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability."

If you don't win the lottery but still want to see the show, fret not: Tickets range from $33 to $138. Call 847-0850 or visit


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