BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Will Make Toronto Believe All Over Again
5 out of 5 stars
One of Broadway's biggest hits is back in Toronto and charming audiences for the third time. The Book of Mormon, which today is still one of Broadway's hottest tickets, is back due to overwhelming popular demand.
The raunchy musical from the creators of South Park (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) and Avenue Q/Frozen composer Robert Lopez follows the story of Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda - which it turns out is nothing like The Lion King.
The production is still in top form - and even on my third mission was laugh out loud funny.
Gabe Gibbs brings to life the ever optimistic Elder Price - he joins the tour from the Broadway production.
Conner Peirson is the quirky Elder Cunningham - and is by far the best performer I have seen in the role. His performance is truly incredible and not to be missed His commitment to Beyoncé's single ladies dance in a hilarious Act 1 moment had the entire audience roaring with laughter.
Leanne Robinson makes her professional stage debut as the hopeful Nabulungi. Robinson has a stunning voice and her Nabulungi is incredibly loveable is the perfect companion to Peirson's Cunningham.
The Book of Mormon is not to be missed - it's the perfect night out at the theatre with something for everyone. The production does feature explicit language used in a humorous way and is recommended by the presenters for audiences aged 16 and up (though the 15 year old I was with had a fabulous time.)
For tickets and more information visit Mirvish.com. The Book of Mormon is on stage through April 16th only.