Why See The Book of Mormon?
The genre-defining, side-splitting, boundary-breaking hit!
Rejoice, Book of Mormon followers, for the worldwide phenomenon that knocked Wicked off its broomstick is coming to you on its massive nationwide tour, hitting the Rochester Auditorium Theatre in Rochester , NY , Closed October 19, 2014
From the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone comes this outrageous comedy musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon newbies who are sent on a mission to a place that's just about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get - Uganda. The musical was written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).
With a roof-lifting 19 original songs that range from filthy and obscene to sweet and full of heart, this is sure to win over 'mostly' everyone (although perhaps don't bring your local pastor along to see it).
What is The Book of Mormon about?
'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price before finding out where and who with, his journey starts. But things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted when he's paired up with the hapless and dumpy Elder Cunningham and sent to Uganda for their first mission! Sorry boys, Disneyland, this ain't.
The adventure unfolds as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham try to preach The Book to a local farming community that has been decimated by disease and ruled under an iron fist by the evil war lord, General Butt-F*cking Naked . Meanwhile the disaster-prone duo learn about themselves, the true meaning of friendship and what their religion ultimately means, not only to themselves, but also to their new flock. Get your tickets for the most outrageous musical comedy in the country!
Did you know?
Instead of picketing Broadway or theaters nationwide as originally feared, The Mormon church has taken the good-natured and risque lampooning of The Book Of Mormon with a wry grin and have instead taken out advertisements in the show's playbills across the world, under the heading 'The book is always better'. Now that is what we call a darned good sport!
Opening night: 7 October 2014
The Book of Mormon is suitable for audiences aged 18 and upwards. Contains explicit language and sensitive themes throughout.
Two hours and 30 minutes with one 15-minute intermission
Cast and Creative
First National Tour
Calling at: Toronto, Montreal, Kitchener, Toledo, Oklahoma City, Des Moines, Saint Louis, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, San Jose, Fresno, Boise, Salt Lake City, Denver, Albuquerque
Billy Harrigan Tighe as Elder Price
A.J. Holmes as Elder Cunningham
Alexandra Ncube as Nabulungi
Stanley Wayne Mathis as Mafala Hatimbi
Brian Beach as Elder McKinley
Second National Tour
Calling at: Pittsburgh, Rochester, Syracuse, Norfolk, Richmond, Greenville, Nashville, Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Fort Myers, Naples, Tampa, Jacksonville, Birmingham, Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, Buffalo, Washington DC, Dayton
David Larsen as Elder Price
Cody Jamison Strand as Elder Cunningham
Candace Quarrels as Nabulungi
James Vincent Meredith as Mafala Hatimbi
Daxton Bloomquist as Elder McKinley
Authors - Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone
Brian Doherty - Lighting Designer
Larry Hochman - Orchestrator
Casey Nicholaw - Director
Stephen Oremus - Vocal Arranger/Musical Director/Orchestrator
Trey Parker - Director
Scott Pask - Set Designer
Brian Ronan - Sound Designer
Ann Roth - Costume Designer
2011 TONY AWARDS
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best featured Actress in a Musical - Nikki M. James
Best Sound Design of a Play
Best Original Score (Musica and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
2011 DRAMA DESK AWARDS
Outstanding Director of a Musical
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