Running since February 2011 From the creators of "South Park," a bawdy, irreverent, hilarious, and heartfelt musical about two missionaries sent to deepest, darkest Africa to spread the good word. Winner of 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Those who have seen "South Park" probably won't need any warnings, but....the producers have issued a parental advisory due to explicit language. In our opinion, they need to add adult themes and sexually-explicit humor to their advisory, and clearly state that the show is not suitable for pre-teens.
2011 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Nikki M. James), Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Orchestrations.
2011 Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Orchestrations.
2011 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Outstanding New Broadway Musical, Outstanding New Score, Outstanding Director Of A Musical, Outstanding Actor In A Musical (Josh Gad).
2011 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award: Best Musical.
Silly? Yes. Smart? Yes, actually. If there's such a thing as an intelligent sophomoric musical that the whole family can enjoy then writers Lopez, Parker and Stone have successfully stalked it and put it in a headlock. "The Book of Mormon" is inventive and slick and subversive. It is funnier and smarter than "Monty Python's Spamalot," managing to offend, provoke laughter, trigger eye-rolling, satirize conventions and warm hearts, all at the same time. What they've done is faithfully maintain the structure and rhythm of a classic musical even while filling it with utter zaniness.
"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. The show is admirably acted by a cast that understands that effective comedy starts with sincerity. "Mormon" is that rare creature that isn't based on a book or a play or a movie – it came totally out of its creators' heads. And what they thought up is one of the most purely enjoyable musicals in years.
July 2, 2017
Very fun show to see. The songs and dancing were first rate and clever. Not sure which song was my favorite, but "Turn It Off" had me laughing the whole song. Very lively show. When the traveling show makes it to the Bay Area, I'll make sure I get tickets.
May 16, 2016
The Book of Mormon lives up to the hype! Non-stop energy and humor, and there isn't a bad seat in the house. A must-see.
October 22, 2015
Although others in my group enjoyed the show, I found much of the humor to be inappropriate. After all the hype, I was disappointed.