If you’re a longtime fan of Broadway musicals and not sensitive about religious matters or profanity laced content then I highly recommend that you watch a presentation of the hilarious Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. If you can handle the overuse of the F and C word then you’ll literally be ROFL’ING midway. If you can’t then stop reading and go back to watching the family friendly Lion King, coz this masterpiece ain’t for the faint of heart or minors. The Book of Mormon is an adult affair through and through and I guarantee it is well worth your money.
The controversial creators of popular late night comedy show South Park are back to supremely wrong all those people who thought Broadway didn’t have a heaven and they silence these people in a big way by presenting The Book of Mormon, the blockbuster Broadway musical which was called “the big hit Broadway was desperately in need of” by several critics and fans. This one has all the right ingredients that make a Broadway show a massive hit and reminds ones of popular musicals ones grandparents used to discuss minus the controversial subject matter that is sure to piss a lot of people off, but then again what do you expect from Matt Stone and Trey Parker. It’s probably what they were aiming for.
Despite all the controversies attached to this particular musical, in true South Park fashion, The Book of Mormon has developed an enormous fan-base, thanks to its hilarious and often profane one liner’s, outrageous storyline and over-the-top choreography. Another indication of the show’s immense popularity is that The Book of Mormon Broadway Tickets were completely sold out in a matter of minutes on TicketVistas as soon as the popular website started offering them for a bargain.
The funny thing is that despite its sacrilegious storyline concerning Mormons, even the Church of Mormon has purchased ads in the play stating “You’ve seen the play … now read the book”. The musical takes shot after shot at the Mormon Church but carefully excludes practicing Mormons who, surprisingly, have been portrayed as kind-hearted, family oriented individuals, which is extremely abnormal for a show that is overloaded with profanity. Jesus dressed in a light costume along with Joseph Smith in a spray tan and blond wig and a silent Brigham Young constantly ridicule The Mormon church’s origin story and question the church’s official stance on homosexuality and acceptance of black people as its members.
The musical has won just about every major Outstanding Musical Award Broadway has to offer including a whopping 9 Tony Awards. The Book of Mormon Tickets continue to sell out rapidly and each presentation continues to play to a packed house.
Central to the storyline is a handsome and popular Mormon from Utah named Elder Kevin Price and his two-year long mission. In spite of his continuous praying to get transferred to his favorite city Orlando, Price, much to his dismay, is sent on a mission to Uganda with a socially challenged missionary by the name of Elder Arnold Cunningham.
The duo land in a town which is stricken with disease, poverty, violence and famine, and to make matters worse, is terrorized by ruthless warlord who derives pleasure from raping virgin girls. The Church of Mormon, after encountering failure from all previous attempts, sends Elder Price in hopes of achieving a single baptism.
The highlight of the musical is the adrenalin soaked choreography of Casey Nicholaw and tight laughter based direction of Trey Parker. The leading man Gavin Creel is brilliant in the role of Elder Price and his performance sets the tone of the show and contributes heavily to the overall feel of the musical. A presentation of this musical is highly recommended. It’ll be money well spent.