Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy

About the show

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.

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'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.

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The New York Times

"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

New York Post

"It’s a fiendishly well-crafted, hilariously smart — or maybe smartly hilarious — song-and-dance extravaganza. The show’s a hoot. The show’s a hit." 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

Time Out New York

"Brimming with cheerful obscenity, sharp satire and catchy tunes, The Book of Mormon is a sick mystic revelation, the most exuberantly entertaining Broadway musical in years." 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

New York Theater

"'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

The Huffington Post

"Uproarious lines and highly entertaining numbers, beginning with as rousing as opener as B'way has seen in too long." Full Review

New York Daily News

"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 Associated Press

"Manages to offend, provoke laughter, trigger eye-rolling, satirize conventions and warm hearts, all at the same time." 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 of the most purely enjoyable musicals in years." Full Review

The Independent (UK)

"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

Theatre is Easy

"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


"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

Los Angeles Times

“The Book of Mormon has the old-fashioned musical comedy heart of adults who spent much of their adolescence lip-syncing to original cast albums in their finished basements." Full Review

Stu on Broadway

"'The Book of Mormon,' a must for 'South Park' fans as well as the rest of mankind." Full Review

New York Magazine / Vulture

"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

Rolling Stone

"The new gold standard for rowdy fun on Broadway...The score, a diabolically melodic and merry blend of Monty Python and Rodgers and Hammerstein, is on its march into legend. Full Review

Broadway Voice

"What a fantastic show!...Welcome to NY Trey and Matt. Broadway has been waiting for you and we are so ecstatic to have you." Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

"An exhilarating Broadway musical at once revolutionary and classic, funny and obscene, uncompromising in production standards and unafraid of just about anything else." Full Review

Philadelphia Inquirer

"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 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

Hot Pepper Theater

"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

The Washington Post

“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

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Funny, Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if great singing, great relationships among the cast, lighting was great, love the all male dance numbers and all male choruses

Don't see it if reluctant to rate higher as I am still upset re profanity blasphemy and racism depicted.. hesitated to see it for 7 years.

Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Fun

See it if You want to see a good fun show; if you've ever been religious or know someone who is.

Don't see it if You don't want hear swear words and critical thinking about religion; you're looking for a more realistic, life-like, show.

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if One of the best times on Broadway EVER. This silly musical of two Mormons heading to Africa has heart and soul with a killer soundtrack.

Don't see it if Dirty jokes and songs are stinking up the theater and a great time is being had by all.

Funny, Clever, Overrated, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a funny show that isn't afraid to push the envelope with great humor and a sharp wit

Don't see it if you want to see something fresh. This show felt tired, and the plot was just so-so

Raunchy, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging, Good-humored

See it if You enjoy irreverent, raunchy, but not mean-spirited humor and great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You are offended by irreverence and satire, particularly about religion. You want a nuanced view of the world.

Absorbing, Edgy, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of South Park and like funny and refreshing musicals. You can laugh at absurd jokes on serious topics like religion and race.

Don't see it if you dislike profanity or crude humor about religion (and obvious the LDS Church). You're looking for a serious play.

Funny, Relevant, Disappointing, Overrated, Dated

See it if You’re easily entertained by humor

Don't see it if Your critical of you warmer and looking for belly laughs

Delightful, Edgy, Raunchy, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you love the writers, like comedy or enjoy clever puns.

Don't see it if foul language or religion as comedy bothers you.

Funny, Delightful, Must see, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You want a good laugh especially at situations that might seem uncomfortable

Don't see it if You get offended about making fun of religion

Quirky, Indulgent, Excruciating, Overrated, Great singing

See it if You love "South Park" humor and want 2.5hrs of it.

Don't see it if While the acting was great, I found the story indulgent and exhausting. I don't get what the hype is about.

Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate good fun and funny writing. The dialog and lyrics are very funny, this show is well crafted from beginning to end.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

Ambitious, Epic, Quirky, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if South Park style humor that isn’t over the top. Refreshingly unique with hilarious numbers that make you understand the hype it had received

Don't see it if Tamed to the broadway audience. Unabashedly mocks Mormons for comedy.

South park conquers broadway; offensive yet hysterical; unique

See it if you like South Park; don't mind mockery of Mormons or Africans; you admire very clever dialogue and songs plus very good acting and dancing

Don't see it if You are over 60--I am, but none of my AARP friends liked it nearly as much as my wife and I did; you are PC

Intelligent, Great staging

See it if Everyone loves it and thinks it's silly and fun. Well acted, performed, danced, etc. but not really my thing.

Don't see it if You want a musical with really good music, that isn't just a parody.

Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if super fun + some very edgy humor

Don't see it if sadly, i've already forgotten most of the show

Epic, Must see, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if You have a sense of humor (at all). It's the funniest show on Broadway hands down.

Don't see it if You're easily offended.

Funny, Clever, Edgy, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You are ready to follow Matt Stone and Trey Parker anywhere

Don't see it if You're easily offended, or particularly religious

Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if If you love great musicals that have it all!

Don't see it if If you don't want to be entertained

Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Overrated, Great singing

See it if you are curious to see what the hype is about.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to respecting the beliefs of other religions and cultures.

Funny, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like South Park, you want to see a funny, fluffy show.

Don't see it if you're easily offended, especially when it comes to religion.

Funny, Edgy, Dated, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you're a sucker for comedy.

Don't see it if you're easily offended.

Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy bawdy sendups of religion. South Park's creators give Mormons a no holds barred chance to convert Ugandans (and you!).

Don't see it if You don't find blue humor amusing and can't laugh at religious absurdities. The Mormons loved this; you might not.

Boring, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated, Dumb

See it if you don/t have intuition because it is fluffy, dumb, silly, overrated.

Don't see it if somebody that knows tell you that don't even bother.

Also It was the "Hamilton" of their times, I waited for three years to see ... Read more Read less

Delightful, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to laugh your head-off with a hilarious musical filled with catchy tones.

Don't see it if you are extremely religious and conservative.

Scathing, Sacreligious, Screamingly funny

See it if you have an open-minded attitude, like social satire and can laugh at cultural invasion, race issues and the absurdity of belief systems

Don't see it if you are a Mormon or otherwise, a 'believer,'cannot laugh at 4-letter words & potty humor

Also I thought this show was hysterically funny & daring. I think it makes ... Read more Read less

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