A scene from 'The Book of Mormon'

A scene from 'The Book of Mormon' (Joan Marcus / February 23, 2011)

When the national touring production of "The Book of Mormon" hits Baltimore later this month as part of the Broadway Across America series at the Hippodrome, the multiple Tony Award-winning musical will bring a bargain ticket offer with it.

There will be a lottery drawing for $25 tickets before each performance during the run, Feb. 25 to March 9. This practice, a popular feature of the show on Broadway (there the lottery tickets are $32), has been adopted on the tour as well, attracting hundreds of participants at some stops.

It does take an investment of time -- you have to enter the lottery drawing in person and be there if your entry wins. But it all happens early enough that you can dash out for a bite and a sip before showtime.

Here are the rules, as spelled out in the press release:

Entries will be accepted at the box office lobby located at the corner of Baltimore and Eutaw streets beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person, two tickets per winner and cash only. Tickets are subject to availability.