BC to Boston snags 'Book of Mormon'
UGBC’s BC to Boston has booked 200 tickets to the Tony Award winning musical, ‘The Book of Mormon.’
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 01:03
For its last “big event” of the spring semester, the BC to Boston department of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) has secured 200 tickets to the April 12 and 13 performances of The Book of Mormon at the Boston Opera House. One hundred tickets will be available per night, and BC students can purchase two per BC ID at $35 each online through Robsham Theater starting April 4. Students will be seated in a blocked section in the theater, and will need to provide their own transportation to and from the theater.
“We’ve been planning this since September, and we’ve had our eye on the show since last spring when they first announced that Book of Mormon was coming to Boston,” said Sarah Slater, director of BC to Boston and A&S ’13. “That’s pretty much our biggest event this year, I would say, along with Ellie Goulding and Dropkick Murphys, so we’re really excited about that.”
“As soon as Book of Mormon won all the Tony awards, and I was thinking about things for BC to Boston for this year, I was really hoping that we would have the opportunity to do Book of Mormon—because I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity for students, because it’s not very often that you get to see a musical that’s of this high caliber, especially when the tickets are that expensive and out of students’ price range,” Slater said.
Like most ticketed events that BC to Boston coordinates, Slater said, a representative from the department will not actually need to be present—BC to Boston coordinators simply subsidize the tickets and advertise the event. Smaller events where the department also facilitates transportation requires more direct involvement. “If we’re doing Harpoon, or something smaller like that, then a BC to Boston person needs to be there to make sure everything runs smoothly,” Slater said. “If it’s something where we’re just passing along the tickets, then there’s really no need for one of us to be there.”
She also highlighted a few other upcoming BC to Boston events, including the Gay Men’s Chorus, an opera version of Peter Pan, Boston Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty, a Red Sox game, and a charity golf tournament, which will include a raffle and a reception at CitySide.
Looking ahead to next year, when BC to Boston becomes part of the larger UGBC Programming department under the new constitution, Slater said that funding would be unknown until after the upcoming UGBC elections, when the new president and vice president settle into the new structure and pick senior Cabinet members. Budgets for BC to Boston are submitted over the summer, and she said that this year’s budget was not finalized until last August. “I would hope that the next administration continues to fund BC to Boston, and take into account the fact that we also had additional money from the VPSA [former Vice President for Student Affairs Patrick Rombalski]—we might not be able to have that next year, because that’s a special grant,” she said.