For a while now, getting tickets for The Book of Mormon has been nearly impossible since it began its run on Broadway in 2011 after many years of development. They sellout quickly whenever touring in Toronto and after seeing the show live, we can understand why.
A musical that’s won countless awards, from the minds of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone who joined forces with Robert Lopez to write the music, The Book of Mormon is edgy, smart and downright hilarious.
We sat down near the back of The Princess of Wales Theatre but the seating matters not. The story itself and how it’s structured and presented shines through, bolstered by wonderfully written characters and witty dialogue. The satirical nature of the show’s themess will be familiar to Parker and Stone fans who appreciate the smart comedy of South Park and how it takes shots at society and pop culture at every turn, never shying away from taking shots at politics or religion.
And that’s exactly what The Book of Mormon, with a bountiful amount of sexual innuendo and foul language. It’s not a show for kids or the sensitive. But for live show enthusiasts looking for something that pushes boundaries, and for anyone who loves South Park, this is one of the all-time greats that should be seen at least once live.