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Des Moines Performing Arts, 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
3 - 8 May 2016
This is what 21st century Broadway can be. If Broadway has the balls. Lord knows, The Book of Mormon does...
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Rejoice, Book of Mormon followers, for the worldwide phenomenon that knocked Wicked off its sparkly broomstick is coming to you on a massive nationwide tour, hitting the Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines, IA, showing from 3 May 2016 to 8 May 2016.. There's absolutely no need to book your plane tickets to NYC, as this Tony Award-winning musical sensation is heading your way....
From the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes this outrageous comedy musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon inductees who are sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.The musical was written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).
With a roof-lifting 19 original songs that range from filthy, to obscene, to sweet and full of heart, this is sure to win over everybody (although perhaps don't bring your local pastor).
'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price before finding out where and who with, his journey starts. But things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted, when he's paired up with the hapless and roly-poly Elder Cunningham and sent to...UGANDA! Disneyland, this isn't.
The adventure unfolds as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham try to preach "The Book" to a local community destroyed by disease and ruled by an evil war lord. Meanwhile the disaster-prone duo learn about themselves, the true meaning of friendship and what their religion ultimately means to them. Get your tickets for the hottest show in town, and the most outrageous!
Instead of picketing Broadway or theaters nationwide as originally feared, The Mormon church has taken the good-natured and risque lampooning of The Book Of Mormon with a wry grin and have instead taken out advertisements in the show's playbills across the world, under the heading 'The book is always better'. Now that is what we call a darned good sport!
Opening night: 3 May 2016
Booking through until: 8 May 2016
The Book of Mormon is suitable for audiences aged 18 and upwards. Contains explicit language and sensitive themes throughout.
Two hours and 30 minutes with one 15-minute intermission
26 reviews, average rating: (3.0 Stars)
If you can still get tickets for BOM you must go see this show! The musi... more
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