Book of Mormon Musical: Vegas Edition

IMPORTANT UPDATE!  THE EVENT "HOME" has MOVED!!!

Everyone who cares about this event NEEDS TO
(1) JOIN the "June Roadtrip" FACEBOOK GROUP:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/juneroadtrip/
(2) JOIN THE "BOOK OF MORMON MUSICAL" EVENT inside the new FB group:
https://www.facebook.com/events/270928883055069

We are consolidating the three places where this event has existed (2 FB groups and this 1 meetup group) into a single place.  It was getting too complicated.  Sorry if this is confusing---we're simplifying for your sake and the sake of new folks who find out about this event.

All future updates (i.e. about deadlines and logistics for getting your ticket requests and payments submitted) will take place in the new FB group on the BoM event page.

If anyone has a problem getting into the new FB group, contact Ron (via meetup message).  I'm leaving for a 14-day cruise tonight (Dec 7) and won't be easily accessible.

--------- ORIGINAL POST follows ----------
Let's go to Vegas in June 2014 to see the Book of Mormon Musical!


We're targeting a full weekend event, June 27-29, so we can take a bus (or drive separately) to Vegas on Friday, attend either the matinee or evening show on Saturday June 28, then ride/drive back on Sunday. More details (including the specific show date/time, transportation, and housing arrangements still TBD) forthcoming.

Tickets go on sale Dec 14, so if you're interested, you have to commit now. Tickets are in the range of $40 - $150. Our exact price will depend on the group discount and seating availability. As more details become available, they will be shared here.

Note: this event is being cross-posted on the UVPM Facebook group and the Salt Lake PostMos FB group. You only need to sign up on one of them---but you are welcome to sign up in multiple places to show your support.

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.

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  • Steve H.

    This was such a great trip/outing. I deepened my relationship with many I already know, got to meet a few whom I've known only online and was already close to, and met several more people I hadn't known before. The BoM Musical was great---I can understand why it won so many accolades, and the Penn & Teller show was fantastic. A wonderful weekend all told.

    2 · July 25, 2014

  • Steve H.

    Hi Heather Burton (and anyone else who is interested in this event). All of the current info about the event is found in the special Facebook group we created for the event: https://www.facebook.com/groups/juneroadtrip/

    I will eventually cancel the instance of the event found here on meetup.com, so as to not confuse people.

    I believe Ron can still buy tickets. All the info on how to do that is on the FB page.

    Here's a link to the actual venue site that shows the available seats left for the 2p June 28th show:
    http://ev10.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ATSC%3ATSC1314%3AR0628M%3A&linkID=tsc&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=BOM&cgc=

    January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is Ron still taking money? How much are the tickets? I want to go...

    January 22, 2014

  • Charles S.

    I'm slow, but I'm hoping to make this happen still...

    January 17, 2014

  • Steve H.

    <BUMPING> URGENT, if anyone else wants to get in on this, you have to get your money to Ron Nielsen by 12 noon MT tomorrow (Fri 12/13). See the pinned post from Matthew Hildebrand on the event page for more late breaking info (https://www.facebook.com/events/270928883055069). Also keep an eye on the "June Roadtrip" FB group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/juneroadtrip/) for more details about the whole trip and general discussion.

    December 12, 2013

  • Steve H.

    UPDATE:

    We are able to get tickets at the price points below when purchasing at least 15 tickets at that point (we can purchase blocks at multiple price points, e.g. a block of 20 at $39, and a block of 30 at $79, each block has a 15 seat minimum). If you are planning to attend, please indicate which price point is the MOST you would be willing/able to pay for a ticket. (Please also keep in mind that we would need the funds soon, probably within the next week.) $39 $59 $79 $99 $150

    If you have seen this same question on the two secret Utah PostMo FB groups, you don't need to answer it here. We're tracking who is willing to pay what amounts and will then see if we have natural groupings of 15 or more, so we can take the next step.

    The good news in this, is it allows a lot more freedom to fit this better into your budget.

    The next step after this, will be to tell you all where to send your money. Don't know that yet. We're working on it.

    Thanks!

    December 6, 2013

    • Steve H.

      Beyond the good humor Doug, I'm assuming I can put you down for a request of two seats @$150, right?

      December 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I better check with the boss before I commit to 150

      December 6, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Several people are asking for more information about the costs for this outing. We're at the early stages and lots of the data points are not in clear focus, but will become clearer as we take steps toward the event. The most important thing is having a strong desire to see this play---and to be with other like minded people and see it with them, which makes the event even more special.

    The tickets are advertised as $39 - $150, depending on the location of the seat... but they have not provided a detailed seating chart yet. Tickets go on sale Dec 14. Because we have a group larger than 10, we will get a group discount. The cheapest seats ($39) are waaaay up in the nose-bleed balcony---you'd need binoculars. To me, anything of quality, comes at a cost. This is definitely a thing of quality---so I personally would prefer the $150 seats. That said, many others who want to go cannot afford $150/seat.

    I would guess that the cost will be in the range $75-$125 per seat.

    December 4, 2013

    • Steve H.

      [ ... continued ...]

      We need to allow for some flexibility in the price, depending on availability of seats for a group our size (35-50). We have to allow our purchaser to make an "executive" decision as to where we sit.

      If any of you are concerned about this amount---keep in mind that

      (a) this is what Broadway productions cost, let alone most high quality productions in Vegas (e.g. Cirque du Soleil, etc)

      (b) there will be other costs involved in going to Vegas (e.g. transportation/gas, hotels, food, etc).

      If after considering the above, you feel that you cannot afford to participate, please let me know.

      All participants must have the money available to purchase your seats by Dec 14.

      December 4, 2013

    • Steve H.

      [... continued...]

      Other details will be shared once we have them (i.e. we're looking into the possibility of getting a block of rooms at a group discount, car pooling and finding other joint activities to do while in Vegas).

      December 4, 2013

  • Alison U.

    Do we need to make our own hotel reservations or are we going to try and coordinate that as a group?

    1 · December 3, 2013

    • Steve H.

      We're not that far along yet Alison. We're focused on getting group seating arranged and paid for, by Dec 14. After that we'll work on other items (hotels, other activities in Vegas, car pools--from UT, etc). You're welcome to make your own hotel reservations just as a safeguard, then if we get a better deal, or you prefer to stay where others are staying, you can cancel.

      2 · December 3, 2013

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