The Book of Mormon is coming to Hollywood!
The Book of Mormon is coming to Los Angeles this January and is sure to be an outrageous time! The show starts January 21st and will run until May 11th at Pantages Theater. The musical was written by the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez and first premiered on Broadway in March 2011. Since its premiere, the musical has become a national success and the highest-charting Broadway cast album in over four decades.
The Book of Mormon follows two young Mormon missionaries, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, sent to a village in Uganda where a warlord is threatening the local population. Elder Price is enthusiastic and dedicated to his faith while Elder Cunningham is awkward and nerdy but with good intentions.
The two missionaries try to spread the scriptures of the Book of Mormon but have trouble connecting with the locals who are more concentrated on war, famine, poverty and AIDS going on in the country rather than religion. These two naive lead characters soon learn that the world is less like a Disney movie and that completing their mission may be more difficult than they had anticipated. Overall, though the musical is blatantly explicit and offensive, The Book of Mormon has a compassionate and caring heart at its core that reflects a more positive overall message under its satirical surface.
This Broadway musical has been the winner of nine Tony awards, including one for Best Musical, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album along with constant positive feedback from critics since its premiere. The Book of Mormon is able to bring together humor and charm into one to create what many are calling one of the funniest musicals ever written. This musical mixes old Broadway style vocals and choreography with a modern satirical twist.
Be sure to order your tickets soon, they are going quickly. If you’re attending please let us know, leave us a comment in our comment section below!
Photo attribution: By André-Pierre du Plessis (Flickr: The Book of Mormon) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Date: January 21st – May 11th (various times and dates)
Location: Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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