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The Book of Mormon

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

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 Guardian (UK)

“The Book of Mormon, gleefully subversive and artfully crafted, is being hailed as the second coming...Aggressively hilarious, blasphemous and almost indecently entertaining, for those of us who love a well-made musical with satirical bite, the show is manna from heaven.” 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

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 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 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 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 Associated Press

"Manages to offend, provoke laughter, trigger eye-rolling, satirize conventions and warm hearts, all at the same time." 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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Avg Score

Clever, Raunchy, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are looking for a show with lots of comedy, particularly comedy with no limits.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Entertaining


Don't see it if You are easily offended.

Funny, Clever, Edgy

See it if you like a big show with many moments near the edge of good taste. Fun to watch. Better than expected

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you want to see a totally entertaining, hilarious, down right dirty show with good music, clever lyrics.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, you don't like silly and you do not like off color humor.

Must see, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if you want to laugh all night but still experience the full spectrum of emotions

Don't see it if you are easily offended about religion.

Edgy, Raunchy, Confusing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like modern, risky, borederline offensive shows and comedy

Don't see it if You get offended easily, dislike excessive cursing, or are uneasy about actions and humor that could be considered blasphemous

Clever, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You are ready to laugh your tush off at the funniest and most clever Broadway comedy in the last 20 years! It's a comedic masterpiece.

Don't see it if You want to take your kids out OR you are easily offended. They lay into every religion in this piece so you better be ready to be shocked.

Must see, Raunchy, Indulgent, Hilarious, Over-the-top

See it if you can be open-minded and have a sliver of a funny bone in your body. South Park Live doesn't begin to describe this delicious mess.

Don't see it if even ONE single solitary joke about ANY church or religion or denomination is offensive to you. I could NOT stop laughing. Don't miss it!

Funny, Clever, Edgy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you're prepared for a night of way over-the-line humor with great writing and singing.

Don't see it if you want a professional looking production or want to hear original sounding music. A lot of the score sounds ripped off from Wicked.

Also I had precisely the same reaction to the show that I have to South Par... Read more Read less

Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a comedy

Don't see it if you don't like comedies

Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if honestly I saw it with the original cast, I have no idea if it's still just as good, but if you enjoy comedy, go and see it.

Don't see it if you don't like gross-out comedy at all.

Delightful, Edgy, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy irreverance about religion and have a great sense of humor

Don't see it if you are a Mormon and take yourself too seriously

Funny, Clever, Quirky, Overrated, Hilarious

See it if You like funny musicals.

Don't see it if You actually like Mormons.

Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you can't bare to be the only person who hasn't seen it. It's good but nowhere near as great as the hype.

Don't see it if you can resist the hype.

Entertaining, Irresistible

See it if brilliantly funny show! Modern, original, and clever. Great performances by Nic Rouleau and Brian Sears. Great writing and staging.See it!

Don't see it if you are easily offended, or if you want something more serious.

Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy Avenue Q satirical humour (that's even more raunchy and appalling), you want the Broadway glam with a good plot and music

Don't see it if your sense of humour is nowhere crass or crude, you want something really light-hearted, you are easily offended by religious themes

Clever, Epic, Must see, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if Like the South Park-type humor. Aren't offended easily. Like classic musical theater with edge. You will walk out humming the music.

Don't see it if This show is no-holds barred. They offend every type of person. Don't see if you are easily offended, uber-religious, don't like crass humor

Also If you can look past the crass humor, this show is utterly brilliant. ... Read more Read less

Delightful, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining, Irreverent

See it if you enjoy raunchy humor and like fun music that stays in your head for a few days.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by vulgar language, religious mockery, and have no sense of humor.

Clever, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you love South Park, want to laugh until it hurts, or haven't seen it yet, it's a must see.

Don't see it if raunchy shows or shows that make fun of religious groups, VERY ADULT humor!

Funny, Clever, Raunchy, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You're a Mormon (really). The show is a hoot, with lots of references to other media - musicals, movies, TV. It's a cultural melting pot.

Don't see it if You're averse to foul language and sexual references. There's no nudity, but they do talk about sex a lot, & there's loads of foul language.

Clever, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love a great musical and laugh

Don't see it if if you have no sense of humor

Funny, Clever, Epic, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if The perfect infusion of modern musical theatre and raunchy societal TV, this show will have you peeing in your pants by intermission.

Don't see it if You don't like raunchy lyrics or are uncomfortable with jokes about religion (though, true to their word, Parker and Stone make fun of all)

Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You like silly humor and a light investigation of religion's power over people.

Don't see it if You want something dark or bleak.

Funny, Clever, Raunchy, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you like good humor, South Park, and don't mind religious commentary.

Don't see it if you do not have a sense of humor or are overly sensitive. Do not bring children under 16 to this show.

Funny, Raunchy, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you love over the top comedy, dirty jokes, great ensemble dance numbers and just want to laugh

Don't see it if you dont like dirty jokes and some mild swearing