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Trey Parker and Matt Stone introduced their satirical musical The Book of Mormon in 2011. Lampooning religion and musicals, the Broadway blockbuster bagged nine Tony Awards following its premiere and in 2012 embarked on its first national tour. In 2013, The Book of Mormon landed on the West End and received a rousing reception. Since then the hit musical has travelled all over the world and recently smashed the tickets sales record in Sydney, Australia.
In the first day of public sales, more than 45,000 tickets were sold, making it the highest grossing opening sales for any theatre production in Sydney’s history. And what makes it even more baffling is that The Book of Mormon won’t start its performances in Sydney till February 2018.
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The Book of Mormon Musical Information
|Director||Producer||Composer/Lyricist||Writer||Choreographer||Set Designer||Casey Nicholaw & Trey Parker||Scott Rudin||Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone||Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone||Casey Nicholaw||Scott Pask|
A coming of age story, The Book of Mormon revolves around two young Mormon missionaries. Hoping to be assigned to a big city like Orlando, Elder Kevin Price along with Elder Arnold Cunningham, are instead sent to a war-torn Uganda. The inexperienced missionaries, with surprisingly little knowledge about Jesus Christ and his teachings, are immediately introduced to bigger problems like stark poverty and famine, as well as the widespread cases of AIDS. Not helping the matter is the village warlord who is determined to have all the women in his area circumcised.
Making things even more difficult for Price is his partner Cunningham, an exact opposite of his personality. A compulsive liar with an inept optimism, Cunningham hasn’t even read the Book of Mormon. Acting as the comic center of the show, his tendency to improvise leads to many hilarious moments. Kevin Price on the other hand is devotee of the Bible and a religious star in the making. Already unhappy with the assignment, his lackluster companion doesn’t make things easier for him.
The creators of the show, Robert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have come up with a production that exceeds all expectations and critical hype. The Book of Mormon is a work of comedic genius, praised as an all-round entertaining musical masterpiece.
The Book of Mormon – Original Cast
Tony-nominated, Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad stepped into the roles of Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively. Rannells completely embodies the character of the handsome, dapper missionary. He perfectly depicts Elder Price as a go-getter and a person who does well in everything.
Gad took the comical role of Cunningham and his impeccable comic timing treats the audience to offensive yet hilarious jokes. Cunningham is obnoxious and loud, and a stocky Josh Gad portrays him with eccentric energy.
The chemistry between Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad feels authentic as they bring the two characters across as genuine, real people. Nominated at various theater awards, Gad won the Outstanding Actor in a Musical honor at the 2011 Outer Critics Circle Awards.
After these two actors parted ways with the musical, a new Broadway cast was announced. The touring production and the international shows, each feature a different set of performers.
The Book of Mormon – Original Score
Packing plenty of blasphemous content, blissful profanity and politically incorrect mischief, the defining quality of The Book of Mormon is its innocence. Teaming with Avenue Q fame Robert Lopez, Matt Stone and Trey Parker have created an ingenious score. Featuring fresh and original songs, the clever lyrics and melodious numbers celebrate the musical-theater conventions.
The musical starts with a chirpy opening song Hello that manages to secure the audience’s affection for the lead characters – Elder Price and Elder Cunningham. The 2012 Grammy Award winning Best Musical Theater Album includes everything from comedy numbers to emotional, yearning declarations to celebratory anthems.
The Book of Mormon – Critics Report Card
The general verdict – unless you’re easily offended, the Book of Mormon will leave you entertained, enlightened and enchanted. Besides the brilliant script by its creators and the dynamite pairing of the lead characters, the scenic designer Scott Pask and the costume designer Ann Roth both deserve applause. The vivid sets and witty touches in costumes add to the show’s overall appeal.
According to The New York Times, The Book of Mormon “retains its charm”. A celebration of spirit, the musical comes with an enduring freshness. Rolling Stone in its review gave the musical four stars, stating,
“History is made. The new gold standard for Broadway. The Book of Mormon is on its march into legend. Come on Mormons, go into your dance.”
Drama writer Mark Kennedy best stated that the musical is “inventive and subversive”. In his words, “it manages to offend, provoke laughter, trigger eye-rolling, satirize conventions and warm hearts, all at the same time.”
The Book of Mormon in Theaters
The Book of Mormon is on its second US Tour, stopping in various cities and theaters. Theatergoers are anticipating performances in their town and looking for Book of Mormon discount tickets.
Fans returning to the show praise The Book of Mormon for its blend of various theatrical elements – songs, show-stopping dance numbers and sumptuous costumes, sets and lighting. With its Tony Award winning “Best Book of a Musical”, The Book of Mormon soars on its uncompromising production standards and fearless storyline.