You won’t often hear a theater major say this but–dude, math is cool.
We all know that Book of Mormon tickets are ultra-expensive and nearly impossible to get, but the smart folks over at SeatGeek are on the case. Using their expertise in aftermarket ticket sales for all kinds of events, they’ve whipped up the chart above showing the eye-popping difference between average face value price and the average actual price tickets are being sold for at weekend performances. (Click to enlarge it.) Any guesses as to when reviews hit?
So besides being just plain fascinating information and cool visually (not to mention stretching my college “Math For Trees 1 & 2” knowledge to its limits), what’s the point? Seatgeek uses their data to forecast the prices of sports, concert and theater seats and guide consumers to the best deals. Look up their page for The Book of Mormon and you’ll find listings for upcoming shows and a color-coded rating system.
If you’re feeling extra geeky, they’ve got a great article about how they arrived at these figures (that I promise I could actually follow without anguished Algebraic tears) and Business Week just published a great profile of the guys behind Seatgeek. But for now, check out the chart below for weekday performances of The Book of Mormon. Am I the only one who loves this kind of stuff!?