The Book Of Mormon Musical
The Book Of Mormon musical has opened to great reviews on Broadway. This is the Broadway debut for "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who join forces with Broadway veteran Robert Lopez (Avenue Q) to deliver a unique theater experience. The show can be classified as a religious satire musical which fans of Trey and Matt's Comedy Central hit cartoon can anticipate what to expect. For those not as familiar with the popular comedic writing style, so long as you have an open view for comedy your sure to be entertained. The musical can be quite raunchy and filthy at times but does contain some very sweet moments as well. For those who become easily offended this might not be the best choice of shows to see this Spring along the Great White Way.
The Book Of Mormon Musical opened on March 24, 2011 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The production was already being covered in the media for its controversial plot and humor. During previews (running from February 24, 2011) the musical began to gain positive reception from New York's toughest critics. The writing of Tray and Matt being widely accepted for its crass humor, intriguing plot, good intentions and playful songs, which keep in tune with classic Broadway styling's.
The story tells of two Mormon missionaries who travel into a dangerous region of Uganda to help the villagers. Elder Cunningham insecure, overweight, irritating liar, while Elder Price is a devout, enthusiastic, handsome, pompous, over-confident fellow. While the couple could not be more different they find agreement within the appalling conditions the people of the region must live. The people are under the rule of a cruel chieftain and subjected to famine, disease and poverty. While none of the previous missionaries found success with helping the villagers Price feels he will succeed. Unfortunately, the villagers do not accept Price and dislike his arrogant nature. Price quickly gives up on the mission wanting to go back to Orlando, Florida and Cunningham soon takes over. Cunningham teaches the villagers with a mix of truth from the religious text and fictional stories, including characters from "Star Wars" and "Lord Of The Rings". The people of Ugunda soon except Cunningham's teachings and willingly join the church.
The Book Of Mormon musical is being taunted as one of the if not the funniest shows ever to play Broadway. While the humor may not be for everyone perhaps the biggest surprise is just how sweet the story is. While much of the press and church were ready for a full out offensive assault they have become less willing to cause a fuss, mainly because the story treats the missionaries with affection and truth. The musical is a satire on religious scriptures but without strong hostility towards its followers and tone, which seems to be stomached by even the most devout.
The Book Of Mormon musical is written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez. Casey Nicholaw both choreographs the production as well as co-directs it alongside Parker. The cast stars Andrew Rannells as Elder Price and Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham with Michael Potts ( Mafala Hatimbi) and Nikki M. James (Nabalungi). The production includes two acts with songs such as "All American Prophet", "Man Up" , "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream" and "Tomorrow Is a Latter Day". You can view our huge selection of The Book Of Mormon Musical tickets online by clicking the link.
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