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About the showDirect from a sell out season on Broadway, 'The Book of Mormon' has broken many box office records, and has won an impressive 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score and Best Director. Written by the creative team of long running comedy ‘South Park’ Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Robert Lopez co-creator of cheeky hit musical Avenue Q this brand new musical is original, witty and often quite shocking! After opening on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in 2011, the musical became an overnight success. The show has received rave reviews from press all over the world and sparked a sell out US National Tour.
In Salt Lake City two Mormon Elders are sent to Uganda for missionary duties. As they arrive in a small African village, they are met with hostility and find their own beliefs challenged. As they struggle to come to terms with their mission, friendships and relationships are tested in this hilarious musical comedy. A fantastic score, combined with a witty book and fantastic choreography makes this a memorable production that is set to run for years.
Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner star as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, direct from playing the roles on the US National tour. They are joined by a talented ensemble, which includes Alexa Khadime as Nabulungi. The production is directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, with Musical Direction by Stephen Oremus.
Who Should See It?The Book of Mormon will be loved by South Park fans who enjoy both satirical and sometimes crude humour. The sharp script blends well with the highly musical score that will impress any musical theatre fan. This continues to be one of the hottest tickets in town.
Please note that the show has incredibly bad language, and content that some people may find offensive. It is not recommended for children due to its frequent use of offensive language and adult themes.
- Elder Kevin Price - A chirpy Mormon missionary who dreams of being positioned in Orlando, but is instead sent to Uganda. He is committed to the Mormon faith and delivers one of the show's most memorable numbers 'I Believe'.
- Elder Arnold Cunningham - An insecure, overweight Mormon who complains about his mission and shows a lack of understanding for the faith. He frequently lies and manages to include Star Wars in his teaching to the Africans. He is in need of a best friend.
- Nabulungi - The beautiful daughter of Mafala Hatimbi. She looks after the missionaries and dreams of a better life for herself in 'Sal Tlay Ka Siti'.
- Elder McKinley - One of the Mormon leaders and head of the mission in Uganda. He is a closeted homosexual and is taught to repress his feelings by 'turning it off like a light switch'.
- Mafala Hatimbi - The leader of the African tribe and father of Nabulungi. He shows the missionaries around the tribe and tells them their motto in life: Hasa Diga Eebowai.
AwardsTony Awards 2011: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Performance by a Featured Actress, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Scenic Designs, Best Lighting Designs, Best Costume Designs.
Laurence Olivier Awards 2014: Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel), Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Stephen Ashfield), Best Theatre Choreographer.