Book of Mormon tickets on sale in Utah; here’s what LDS Church is saying

Posted at 12:02 PM, Apr 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-20 14:31:22-04

SALT LAKE CITY - The wait is over for fans of the Book of Mormon musical.

Several dozen turned out to snag a few tickets and they didn't have to deal with any long lines. 

Doors opened at 10 a.m. at the Capitol Theatre and the line didn't really start forming until about 8:30 a.m.

ArtTix is selling tickets online and the site was getting so much traffic some logging on to buy were put on an online wait list.

The satirical musical opened on Broadway in 2011.

It’s about two Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda to share the Book of Mormon with locals.

The popular show is the work of the creators of South Park and its profanity and sexual references have raised some eyebrows.

“It really is a wonderful, wonderful production and it’s sort of offensive in a hilarious way,” Zo Richardson said after buying tickets.

Many Utahns in line said they never thought the Tony Award-winning musical would come to the Beehive State. LDS church on Book of Mormon

“I didn't think it would ever come to Utah,” ticket buyer Heidi Valdez said. “That’s why we wanted to for sure see it in Chicago, because we thought it will never come here.”

Instead of protesting the musical, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seems to be embracing the situation.

They released a statement when the show premiered in 2011:

“The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening but the Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ.”

The church has taken out full page ads in the show's playbill in cities where it has toured, emphasizing that "the book is always better."

Performances begin July 28 at the Capitol Theatre and run for two weeks ending Aug. 9.

Tickets: Click here to see if tickets are still available