Loading articles...

Hundreds line up for tickets to Toronto run of 'The Book of Mormon'

Andrew Rannells, left, and the cast of "The Book of Mormon" perform during the 65th annual Tony Awards, June 12, 2011 in New York. AP/Jeff Christensen

Hundreds of people lined up in the rain on Tuesday morning to get first dibs on tickets to one of the hottest musicals of the 2013 Toronto theatre season.

The Book of Mormon, a religious satire about two Mormon missionaries in Uganda, has won nine Tony Awards, including best musical, best book and best direction. It was created by South Park’s Trey Stone and Matt Parker and Avenue Q co-writer and co-composer Robert Lopez.

The Toronto leg of the show’s tour starts April 30.

Single tickets went on sale Tuesday morning between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Princess of Wales Theatre box office on King Street West. Online and telephone sales began at 11 a.m.

“I like the creative force behind the television show (South Park) and I wanted to see what these guys did as far as mounting it on stage,” Drew Davis said, noting he couldn’t get tickets for the Broadway show when he was in New York in December.

Justin Thomas snagged his spot in line around 7 a.m.

“I feel the [creators] had the courage to see through all the illusions that most people stay stuck in,” he said.

And Ellie Stone said she lined up hoping to bank on big laughs.

“It’s not just this production. I like theatre,” she said.

“It should be very funny. It would be to see something and have a good laugh.”

Click here for ticket information.