However, since I am more a seat critic than Broadway critic, I will be the first to admit that not all seats are equal. In this post, I will tell you which seats are the best and which are the worst. I’ll also tell you how to find the best deals and cheapest tickets for The Book of Mormon.
The Book of Mormon Seating Chart
Note: The thin red lines in the side orchestra and mezzanine section shows you which seats have a partial or obstructed view. The box seats are listed as a 4 (1 being the best seats) because they are partial view seats, however many people love sitting here. Rear side mezzanine sections are marked 4 because it’s the furthest seats and some seats are marked restricted legroom.
Read on for crucial tips regarding The Book of Mormon Seating Chart & ways to save money.
Orchestra Seats, Be Careful
If you are looking at tickets in the Center Orchestra or Center Mezzanine sections, the seat numbers are not nearly as important as if you are looking at the Side Orchestra sections. Unfortunately the box office doesn’t label their tickets with great detail. They either say Center Orchestra or Orchestra. This can sometimes be misleading. If you buy tickets that say “Orchestra,” that means they will be on the side. If you only want to be in the center, make sure you are only looking at tickets that are labelled Center Orchestra!
Therefore, as a rule of thumb if you are buying tickets on the side sections, I only recommend buying tickets where the seller discloses the seat numbers. While tickets that don’t include notes or seat numbers will often be listed for less money, I suggest that you assume that those seats are the least favorable seats in the row (if you are fine with the price and location, buy them ASAP).
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- We encourage seller’s to disclose seat numbers (but can’t enforce them to disclose this private information)
Knowledge is Power (know the seating map)
If you are looking for cheap Book of Mormon tickets, seats that are marked as partial or obstructed view (which means the same thing according to the box office) are not always the cheapest option. This means you may not need to sacrifice your view; instead, the best savings come by sacrificing legroom.
The Rear Side Mezzanine sections (both the right and left), have seats in rows J, K & L which were recently changed to say “Restricted Legroom.” These seats are similar to airplane seats, and are typically the cheapest available. If you are over 6ft tall, the space is tight, but still manageable (NBA players should pay up for different seats). Sellers are required to label these tickets as “Restricted Legroom,” and because general consumers don’t know what that means, they don’t buy them. This typically results in prices below $199.
Seats in the box are marked partial view seats and although you won’t miss much of the action, you may have to lean a little bit to see some character entrances. (I remember seeing a man lean over the balcony box and thinking, wow, he may fall, but I only saw him do it once). Nonetheless, box seats have a reputation for being the most coveted seats, so if there’s a show worth trying them out, The Book of Mormon would be the one to try something new.
Thanks to industry standards and guarantee policies like ours, sellers need to disclose if their seats are obstructed. However, sellers do not need to disclose seat numbers. This is because of security and privacy standards, but you can bet if it makes the tickets look better (i.e. aisle seats 1 & 3), those details will often be provided and vice versa.
Be Flexible With Dates
The easiest way to insure that you are going to get the best deal is to be flexible on the date you get tickets for. However, this is a luxury that many do not have. If you do have this luxury, my best piece of advice is to buy your tickets as far in advance as possible. It never hurts to check Telecharge, which is the official box office for The Book of Mormon. Note: as I write this on October 23, 2012, here’s what Telecharge says about future availability:
- For pairs of regular tickets on weekdays, check dates beginning February 12th, 2013.
- For pairs of regular tickets on weekends, check dates beginning June 14th, 2013.
If you are planning on going sooner than the next 4-8 months, then Tickpick is the best place to get the cheapest tickets. It’s the only Ticket Marketplace that does not have any Buyers Fees (or service fees), thus saving you an average 10% (well over $100 when compared to other sites that add 10 to 20% fees at checkout). If your dates are flexible, you also want to be sure to take advantage of our “Compare Events” feature. On the search results page, this allows you to select up to 10 different dates that you would like to view tickets for. After you click compare, you’ll be able to view all of the tickets and the “Score Report” for all 10 dates within one screen.
Book of Mormon Prices by day (minimum & average)
Lottery Tickets or Bid on Tickets:
For many events, the longer you wait, the better the deals you can get, but unfortunately with a hot event like The Book of Mormon, that’s not typically the case. If you find tickets that you like, don’t hesitate and hope that prices will decrease. Over 90% of the time, ticket prices increase the closer it gets to the event.
If you are not willing to spend the money that sellers are asking, read about how to get Lottery Tickets for $32, or try placing bids on tickets.
If you place bids, you can set your price and time of expiration (i.e. 6pm the day of, or maybe 5pm two days before the show). You can also cancel your bid at anytime (as long as a seller has not sold you tickets already).
When you place bids on TickPick you’ll be presented with the likelihood of success (determined by your price and seats you selected). There are two great approaches, bid a few dollars below current prices to save a couple extra bucks, or place a reasonable bid with an expiration time equal or close to show time.
Low ball bids are most likely to occur within the last hour or two before the show starts. Of course this is somewhat inconvenient, but that’s also why you may be able to get prices significantly below the current listing prices.
If all else fails, give us a shout & we’ll do our best to help you find the best Book of Mormon Tickets.