4 reasons to say ‘Hello’ to The Book of Mormon!
If we had to pick only four reasons to see The Book of Mormon at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Oct. 4-9, this would be our list:
1.The star-studded writing team
You may have heard the names Trey Parker and Matt Stone before, especially if you are a South Park fan. The two funny men created the musical along with Robert Lopez, the co-composer and co lyricist of Avenue Q (and subsequently Frozen). The trio worked together on the book, lyrics and music to create what The New York Times later would call “The best musical of this century.”
2.Witty, smart and hilarious are common descriptors
When you read reviews of the national touring production, you’ll often see words like “witty,” “smart” and “hilarious” describing everything from the writing, to the choreography and the music. It’s hard to disagree when Entertainment Weekly calls it “the funniest musical of all time.”
3.It has a lot of awards to its name
The musical is a 9 time Tony® winner, received 4 Drama Desk awards, and was recognized with 4 Outer Critics Awards. Oh, and the Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2012.
4. Last time it broke a house record, and it’s “even better the second time around”
The Book of Mormon was so well received during its 2014 Fox Cities stop, it broke a house record, grossing $1.38 million in a one-week engagement. According to the Daily Herald in Chicago, it’s even better the second time around, saying “If you think you’ve ‘been there done that’ — think again. I saw the show when it first opened and really enjoyed it, but this time I loved it.”
When will we be seeing you at the theater?