The musical theater show, The Book of Mormon follows the story of Mormon missionary youthful duo on their journey to a small town in Uganda, Africa to spread the good news of the Latter Day Saints. Their duo experiences cultural differences shock, as war ravages, the local villages and the Warlord threatens to control the region by fear. The two Mormon missionaries try to share their Latter Day Saints scriptures with the locals, but they surely realize that the locals have to grapple with other problems and issues including AIDS, poverty, famine, genital mutilation, and other horrors, socio-economic problems, and issues. This dilemma leads the duo to challenge their own beliefs to succeed in their mission and make a real change among the locals.
The Broadway production of ‘The Book of Mormons’ musical comedy music lyrics was written by Robert Lopez, Matt Stone, and Trey Parker, and they are best known for the creation of the comedy ‘South Park’. The three script and lyric writers began developing the musical in 2003 and began developmental workshops in 2008. The Broadway show opened in March 2011 at Eugene O’Neill Theatre after more than seven years of development, from which the musical theater show garnered awe-inspiring positive critical responses on top of record ticket sales. This musical theater show won 9 Tony Awards, one being for Best Musical, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. This particular Broadway recording received the highest-charting Broadway cast album in more than 40 years climbing to No. 3 on the Billboard Charts.
Drawing out on genre boundaries and balancing damn beguiling tunes and intelligent commentary, the famous musical theater show makes their fans to cackle with delight. However, the musical group does not necessarily poke fun to the Latter Day Saints Church, but they attempt to explore the nature of inhibiting unwanted feelings including same-sex attraction. Their shows are usually edgy can appear contemptible satire musical that attempts to investigate everything from consumerisms to religion, socio-economic state, and the musical theater scene itself.
After an exceedingly triumphant Broadway run together with US National Tour and LA production, ‘The Book of Mormon’ hit musical group moved to London West End in early 2012. From this time forth, the musical theater show has taken the contemporary musical theater world by storm. Given that the musical group is not a send-up of the Latter Day Saints Church, there continual commentaries on politics of gender and colonialism backed up by their popular songs such as ‘All American Prophet’, ‘We Are Africa’, and ‘Man Up’ critically drives their point home among their audiences.