BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Says 'Hello' to Montreal (Again!)
THE BOOK OF MORMON, the smash hit, 2011 Tony Award winning musical by SOUTH PARK creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with EGOT/Composer Robert Lopez (AVENUE Q, FROZEN) says "Hello" to Montreal in a short return engagement.
Arriving in Uguanda, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham meet fellow Mormon missionaries who have been trying to spread the word to the Ugandan people, with no luck. Elder Cunningham, with his vivid imagination and flair for lying, teaches the Ugandans his version of the Book of Mormon, which includes references to Star Wars, Star Trek and Lord of the Rings. The Ugandan people see these "teachings" as their salvation, which will lead them to paradise, or in this case, Salt Lake City, Utah, and all agree to be baptized as Mormons. Meanwhile, Elder Price, believing he can solve the world's problems on his own, learns in a rather painful way, that he cannot and returns, quite literally with his tail between his legs.
THE BOOK OF MORMON is an energetic, fast paced comedy-musical. The musical numbers, from the opener, "Hello" are hilarious and imaginative. The ensemble's singing and dancing are glorious. THE BOOK OF MORMON is not for the easily offended, as one would expect from Parker and Stone. Led by Gibbs, who has joined the tour from the Broadway company and the hilarious Peirson, the cast also includes stand out performances by PJ Adzima (Elder McKinley), in his National Tour debut and the lovely Leanne Robinson (Nabulungi), in her professional debut. THE BOOK OF MORMON is not to be missed.
Don't miss your chance to say "Hello" to this hilarious, laugh-out-loud msuical.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus