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The Book of Mormon
If you have been looking for an interesting musical comedy to enjoy, The Book of Mormon is the best bet for you! The musical recaps the journey of two Mormon missionaries who travel to Uganda to preach their religion.
The play is big on satire that focuses on the practises of the Mormon Church as well as the encounters of the duo in Africa. The musical’s script, music and lyrics were developed by trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez. The development of the play began in 2003, but it would take seven years for it to be opened on Broadway on March 2011. Scott Rudin was the producer.
The response following its Broadway opening was hugely positive in the resultant criticisms. As a matter of fact, the show set records in terms of sales of tickets for the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. The show’s original cast recording on Broadway even shattered the ceiling for becoming the highest-charting Broadway album in more than 40 years. It actually managed to reach position 3 on the Billboard Charts!
And the musical’s successes do not end there! it went on to win not one or two but nine Tony Awards! Among these Tony Awards were for the best musical, best book of a musical as well as best original score! It garnered other different awards like the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for best musical as well as a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker were both raised in Colorado and were familiar with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They would meet at the University of Colorado Boulder and become friends, even working together on a university musical. Later on, they would create a film Orgazmo and an episode of the TV series South Park which both comically explored Mormonism. This shows that they had grown up experiencing a lot that concerns the Mormon faith and were therefore rightfully placed to cast it comically. Concerns of offending those who ascribe to the religion were handled early on by the LDS Church which was fairly liberal in its reception to the play and even purchased advertisement rights in the musical’s playbill!
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