From the creators of 'South Park,' a Tony Award-winning, bawdy, irreverent, hilarious, and heartfelt musical about two missionaries sent to deepest, darkest Africa to spread the good word. More…
'The Book of Mormon' is a musical comedy that tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naïve and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share the Book of Mormon, but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about war, famine, poverty and AIDS than about religion. The show was awarded nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
"On my fourth visit on a recent night, the show still had me at “Hello,”...I had anticipated a certain falling off of religious fervor: three years is a long time for a peppy musical to stay peppy. But gosh darn it if I didn’t feel born again all over again, ready to spread the word about the faith that this show preaches and, more importantly practices: the holy faith of musical comedy." Full Review
"Every song enhances the hilarity, expert staging heightens every gag, and the cast of fresh faces is blissfully good. Broadway hasn’t seen anything like it since Mel Brooks came to town with “The Producers,” only “Mormon” has better songs." Full Review
"The show is a hoot - and a literal guilty pleasure...For all its outrageous mockery, the show encourages you appreciate whatever creation story gives you comfort and allows you to appropriate mystery." Full Review
"It's everything you love from South Park live - which I didn't think was possible. If you have the money and the time you should definitely go see it. It's amazing, it's crazy, it's wonderful, it's beautiful, it's a masterpiece." Full Review
"Oh boy, it's a real winner.The show is blissfully original, irreverent, outspoken and hilarious. And all that's tucked inside good -- no, great -- old-fashioned musical. It's a show where you catch yourself laughing one minute, mouth agape the next, eventually wiping away tears, and, finally, cheering." Full Review
"The sharp-edged book and fun score by Parker, Stone, and Lopez offer a screamingly funny yet sharply insightful full-length take on religion in general and Mormonism in particular. There are also pointed but loving tributes to musical comedy conventions, shockingly vulgar humor, and that rarity on Broadway these days: topical and effective satire." Full Review
""The Book of Mormon" is a gleefully funny spoof, a blend of the clever and the crass that seldom goes more than 10 seconds without a big laugh. And it's not just about the jokes. They're embedded in a satisfying story, supported by witty, character-relevant songs...one of the most purely enjoyable musicals in years." Full Review
"Hallelujah! 'The Book of Mormon' is the funniest religious spoof since Monty Python and the Holy Grail...A creative watershed in Broadway history...Directors Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker make all the action, songs, and the actors’ fluid repartee blend together into a harmonious, uproarious evening of theater that, for many, will make one an instant convert to the genius of 'The Book of Mormon.'" Full Review
"'The Book of Mormon' is sure to offend or at least discomfort Disney, the Government of Uganda, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, people who don’t like humor that used to be called unprintable, and the devout of any faith. Yet in an almost surreal way, 'The Book of Mormon' is indeed a happy musical, the kind of traditional sweet and sassy Broadway entertainment that offers a generous and strategic mix of gorgeous sets, razzmatazz dance numbers, catchy tunes, a clever story, and well-timed hilarity." Full Review
"Somehow both jaw droppingly ill-mannered and adorably innocent, not to mention one of the best new musicals in recent memory...While 'The Book of Mormon' is foul-mouthed, offensive, blasphemous, and incredibly rude, it is also one of the sweetest, most innocently hopeful musicals I have seen in a long time. And the fact that it manages to be both is a key factor in its success." Full Review
"The Book of Mormon, arriving after months of hype, somehow delivers even more than its ridiculously felicitous advance buzz promised: It’s an often uproarious, spiritually up-tempo satire not just of Mormonism, and not just religion in general, but of (no kidding) Occidental civilization itself." Full Review
"It’s a wild, outrageous ride, that’s sure to offend and please all in an instant…The choreography from Casey Nicholaw, who also directed along with Trey Parker, is exuberant and amusing. The score, although snappy and humorous, isn’t exactly filled with memorable showstoppers, although every number lands. We can safely say, that with the astonishing 'The Book of Mormon' Broadway will never be quite the same again!" Full Review
“Money can buy you happiness! If you’re in possession of a ticket, you’ve wisely secured a seat in the premier-class cabin of delirium.” Full Review
"Yet The Book of Mormon, which has attracted full houses and a stream of celebrity fans, turns out to be an altogether different beast, one with a suspiciously tender core underneath all those jokes about repressed missionaries and villagers with scrotum infections." Full Review
See it if Breathtaking performances, one of the most memorable scores of all time, utterly irreverent in the most endearing of ways!
Don't see it if Not for the feint of heart who are sensitive to religious questioning, AIDS transmission, well, general bawdy approach to revelation.
See it if The truth in this story makes it hilarious! In some capacity, everyone one I know, I'm included, is represented in this masterpiece
Don't see it if You're extremely religious, a little tight in the trunk, or can't laugh at yourself, this show is not for you.
See it if You love a good laugh and are not easily offended. Irreverent humor the whole way through. Absolutely hilarious.
Don't see it if you're a mormon, if you're intensely religious or offended easily
See it if you love irreverent humor, intelligent writing and great songs. Unlike any other show. Helps if you like and appreciate South Park as well
Don't see it if if you are easily offended and a devout Mormon
See it if You enjoy South Park, want to be thoroughly entertained and laugh until you hurt while at the same time being moved.
Don't see it if You are easily offended, do not enjoy off-beat humor, don't enjoy untraditional musicals.
See it if you want to see a brilliant -surprisingly positive- commentary on organized religion hidden within flawless singing, dancing, and comedy
Don't see it if you’re offended by South Park’s brand of humor
See it if you need a good laugh, some catchy numbers, masterful choreography, and experience Mormonism with metaphors. It will have at "Hello!".
Don't see it if you are not a fan of raunchy comedy or South Park. But, that is NOT my suggestion!
See it if you appreciate great humor, great theater, great acting, great writing, even better subtext.
Don't see it if you're sensitive to profanity... or if you're a Mormon.
See it if You are ready for a GREAT laugh! It is a step above the average comedy and makes for a great night out with your buddies!
Don't see it if You are looking for a dramatic, epic tale. It is pretty shallow, but in the best way possible!
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