The Tony Award-winning play from the hilarious minds of Trey Parker and Matt Stone is returning to the DC-area in 2017, and it’s not too late for fans of incredible musical theater to score tickets for the Book of Mormon Kennedy Center Production! The play will be performed live at the beautiful Kennedy Center Opera House, and it’s sure to have you laughing in your seat. See the hysterical send-up of everything from religion to Broadway, live in 2017, by getting Book Of Mormon Kennedy Center Tickets!
Nine 2011 Tony Awards say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, “It’s the funniest musical of all time.” And the New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” It’s The Book of Mormon.
Nine 2011 Tony Awards say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, “It’s the funniest musical of all time.” And the New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart calls it “A crowning achievement. So good, it makes me angry.”
The Ugandans are just as fun to watch. A beautiful villager named Nabulungi (Candace Quarrels) catches the new missionaries’ attention – and ours – with a voice that stands out even among the chorus of her neighbors.
By the time intermission rolls around, you might think it isn’t as scandalous as you’ve been told by some of the show’s most loyal followers, but that’s a mistake. The real bombs drop later in “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream” – starring Jeffrey Dahmer and Johnnie Cochran, among others – and in the Ugandan villagers’ pageant about Mormon history.
Just as you’d expect when watching “South Park,” some of the hits are more childish than others. The creators poke fun at the Mormon religion, but that isn’t necessarily the end goal.
“Book of Mormon” allows the audience to to laugh at the show, and at themselves. To look into their own lives and what they may or may not believe to be true. The show allows us all to access a little piece of ourselves that may doubt our own true beliefs.
In the straightforward anthem, “I Believe,” Price stands up again and recommits himself his mission, no matter what has happened in the past.
“I’ve always longed to help the needy, to do the things I’ve never dared. / This was the time for me to step up, so then why was I so scared?” he sings. “I am a Mormon and, dang it, a Mormon just believes!”
By the end of the song, Price is reaching for the hand of stunned local warlord and the audience has come to recognize there’s two sides to everything. We can hold on to our beliefs while still accepting the friendship of those half a world away.
“The funniest musical of all time” according to the New York Times has once again returned to the Kennedy Center Opera House until November 19th.
The show, as it turns out, must be seen to be believed. Still as cheeky and rude as ever – and also just as funny for those who have seen it on Broadway where it won Nine Emmy Awards or watched the last tour hit Washington, DC.
It is The Book of Mormon, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez.
The story begins at a missionary training center in Utah, where a picture-perfect Mormon, Kevin Price believes he is “God’s gift” and plans to complete his mission in sunny Orlando. He is assigned to Uganda, to his surprised with his polar opposite, Arnold Cunningham. The two men do not look at their assignment more differently. Price believes it is his calling, while Cunningham seems to view it as more of a vacation.
The village that greets them is full of gun-carrying bullies, dangerous diseases, and a rotting donkey corpse. The locals serenade the newbies with a profane tune before the mission’s earlier arrivals admit they have not had much luck in spreading the gospel.
They may not have had great luck so far, but at least they can dance. With perfectly coiffed haircuts and pants pulled an inch too high, the chorus line of missionaries sing with big smiles and always speak as if they are addressing toddlers. Throughout “Turn It Off” and “I Am Africa,” the group of Mormons dazzle with spotless clothing and chords to match.
“Book of Mormon” allows the audience to laugh at the show, and at themselves.
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