Jan 27, 2015 10:25PM
● By Dia
What happens when the creators of Comedy Central’s South Park pen a Broadway musical? It becomes a smash hit, of course. In Book of Mormon, Trey Parker and Matt Stone tell the story of two mismatched Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village inUganda to spread the good word. But we don’t know who’s more skeptical, the missionaries—knowing their knowledge of the scriptures is severely lacking—or the locals. Naturally, the missionaries make a few missteps on their journey off enlightenment. Oscarwinning composer of Frozen, Robert Lopez joined forces with Parker and Stone to create the original story, music and lyrics. Book of Mormon offers a refreshing religious satire that’s as funny as it is outrageously obnoxious, which makes it all the more entertaining, and possibly all the more inappropriate. It should come as no surprise that the Book of Mormon production contains explicit language.
Boasting nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score, Book of Mormon—now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway and across North America—has become an international sensation since its debut in 2011. See for yourself why The New York Times has hailed it “the best musical of this century” when it takes the stage at the Winspear Opera House Feb. 10 to 22. We don’t want to give any spoilers away, but when you laugh so hard you cry, just remember we told you so.