Take a Page from The Book of Mormon in Providence
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2011, as well as
many other Tony Awards, "The Book of Mormon" is one of the most hilarious musicals that you could imagine enjoying. A little
raunchy with quite a bit of edge to it, "The Book of Mormon" follows the journey of two young boys who hope to make a difference
in the word, giving audiences one of the most unforgettable shows that you will ever see.
The story is
about Elder Price, a 19-year-old Mormon boy, who is about to be sent on his first true mission for two years, which is a staple
for all Mormon men. Price longs to be sent to his favorite place in the world, Orlando, Florida, because of Disney and the
coastal scenery in Orlando. For his mission, he is paired up with Cunningham, an obnoxious and ignorant kid who knows nothing
about Mormonism, but a lot about popular culture. Instead of being sent to his favorite place, he is assigned to Uganda in
Africa, a war-torn country filled with disease and unrest. Clearly disappointed, Price laments at his bad luck, but resolves
to make a difference in spite of himself.
Eventually, Price gets fed up with the terrible situation that he is in and
leaves, resolved to go to Orlando, which means he breaks his Mormon oath and disgraces his brother, Cunningham. Will Price
make it to Orlando? How will Cunningham fare alone? Snag a pair of The Book of Mormon Providence tickets to discover how this
twisted mission trip ends.
The show features non-stop hilarious situations that will have any audience
rolling on the floor. In Providence, "Book of Mormon," has show's every weeknight as well as an afternoon show and evening
show on both Saturday and Sunday. The show is running in April in 2014, and has several weeks of shows lined up.
characters include Elder Kevin Price (Mark Evans), the protagonist, who wishes to make a difference, but romanticizes his
religion, later coming to this realization in Africa; Elder Arnold Cunningham (Christopher John O'Neill), Price's nerdy bad-at-religion
partner; Nabulungi (Samantha Marie Ware), the African tribe leader's daughter and romantic interest to Cunningham; Elder McKinley
(Grey Henson), the lead elder of the Mormon mission in Uganda; and Mafala Hatimabi (Kevin Mambo), the leader of the tribe
that the elders are ministering to.
The show was created by the makers of the popular cartoon
series, "South Park," giving it credit for its humor. The book, music and lyrics were written by Trey Parker, Richard Lopez
and Matt Stone. Lopez also wrote the music for the popular satire comedy "Avenue Q," which won two Tony Awards in 2004.
and theatrical producer Scott Rudin is the lead producer of "The Book of Mormon." Rudin is of a rare breed in that he is one
of a select few to have an Emmy, Oscar and Tony Award. Along with "The Book of Mormon," Rudin has also had a hand in "Who's
Afraid of Virgini Woolf? and "Fences," the latter of which received 10 Tony Award nominations.
of Mormon" won 9 Tony Awards during its opening year in 2011, followed by a Grammy Award in 2012. Not many other shows can
boast a record like that! Also, in it's 2013 run, it had talent from several other plays, like the Lion King. Talk about a