UPDATE Monday July 17: When the production company Broadway in Halifax announced these two shows back in March, they were both far in the future and the producers had an obvious interest in selling packages to both shows at once. These "season packages" were the source of much confusion, as we discuss below if you're still interested. However, as time has passed and brought The Book of Mormon from an eventuality to something that opens in Halifax tomorrow at Scotiabank Centre, things have become clearer and simpler if you just want a ticket to a show.
Now you can buy tickets to Mormon by clicking right here. The Ticket Atlantic site says there is "very limited availability" Tuesday July 18 through Friday July 21, and "very good availability" for both the matinee and evening performances on Saturday and Sunday. Early sales were strong enough that four shows were added to the run.
Come From Away tickets aren't available on their own quite yet, but that changes soon. According to the show's Ticketmaster site (the Scotiabank Centre switched from Ticket Atlantic to Ticketmaster in the middle of all this), the presale starts July 18. (People who go to Mormon apparently get a code for early access to CFA tickets.) Tickets go on sale to the general public "next Friday" according to a post today on Broadway in Halifax's Facebook page, which we figure either means July 21 or July 28. Like happened with Mormon, shows have been added to CFA's run.UPDATE: On April 18, show producers announced that stand-alone tickets for The Book of Mormon's July shows in Halifax would be going on sale. Available as a presale on April 20 with the code "book" or in the general sale on April 21, they start at $85.
If you've been scratching your head about how tickets are currently being listed for Come From Away and The Book of Mormon's Halifax shows, you're not alone. Held at the Scotiabank Centre, the two smash-hit Broadway productions are currently being sold as “season packages” on the centre's site—a bit of lingo that shows the venue’s hand as a sports arena and doesn’t obviously translate to theatre. Here’s what you need to know to see the two musicals:
Tickets are currently being sold in bundles for both playsUPDATE: As of April 20, individual tickets for The Book of Mormon will be on sale via the Scotiabank Centre's site. They range from $85-$150, and on April 18 it was announced that additional performances are being added to the play's run, which is July 18-23.
As of yet, individual tickets to Come From Away are not available, meaning you need to buy a bundle for both plays (or wait until Come From Away launched its stand-alone sale, which is still to be announced).
The Scotiabank Centre's site is selling tickets in bundles, meaning you buy a ticket to see Come From Away in November and a ticket for The Book of Mormon in July as one transaction. These are referred to as “season packages” on the website.
The “season packages” are based on which day of the week you'll see which productionVarious date combinations are listed for the ticket packages on the Scotiabank Centre site, and selecting what night of the week you prefer is the way to know which so-called “season package” to purchase.
The combinations are:
- Tuesday Season Package (a ticket for The Book of Mormon on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30pm and one for Come From Away on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30pm)
- Wednesday Season Package (a ticket for The Book of Mormon on Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30pm and one for Come From Away on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30pm)
- Thursday Season Package (a ticket for The Book of Mormon on Thursday, July 20 at 7:30pm and one for Come From Away on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30pm)
The season packages for Tuesday and Wednesday range from $130 to $205, depending on seating preference. Thursday, meanwhile, begins at $190 before climbing to $265 for prime floor seats.
Tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday shows are cheaper
With files from Kyle Shaw