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'Book of Mormon' tickets cause frenzy

3:24 PM, Jun 10, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - At 10 a.m. on Monday, tickets went on sale for the "Book of Mormon." 

9NEWS received numerous tips saying they logged onto the website to purchase tickets for the Tony-award-winning show right at 10 a.m. and saw the "sold out" notification at 10:14 a.m. Other fans said they had a timeout error show up when they tried to purchase tickets.

According to the promotions manager of the Denver Center for Performing Arts Heidi Bosk, nothing on their website crashed. However, if a buyer tries to order, the system places the buyer in an online waiting room. To some theatre fans, the waiting room looked more like the website had timed out. 

In 2012, the Denver Center for Performing Arts website was overwhelmed by demand for tickets to the musical and saw major slow downs.

This time, the DCPA added 35 servers to help prevent that from happening again.

Despite the extra efforts, there were still many people camped out overnight to buy tickets the "old fashioned" way - at the ticket office.

The show will run at the Buell Theater from Oct. 22 through Nov. 24.

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