The Book of Mormon
Posted on Mar 15, 2011
Brilliant casting, catchy tunes carry The Book of Mormon’s bizarre premise over the top even for adult sensibilities.
This is a genuine Broadway musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park. The story is about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. The Book of Mormon is written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).
The show is just hysterical satire, brilliantly executed for mature audiences with explicit language and simply not for children, no matter how sophisticated you think they are. Where Avenue Q left audiences wondering what happened to the traditional Broadway audience “likeability”, that was kindergarten. The Book of Mormon goes beyond what anyone would have dreamed would end up on a Broadway stage. The lyrics that are simply “I cannot believe they are actually saying THAT!” and performed by such a terrific cast with such humor, you sit there stunned, but laughing.
This is perfect for anyone that wondered what a comedy club would look like on steroids performed by a large cast with an orchestra and set fun set design.
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