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The reviews, awards and creative all point to 'not to miss'
The acclaimed musical, The Book of Mormon, which has won 9 Tony awards, including Best Musical, is showing in Melbourne from 17 January 2017 until 7 May 2017.
Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin and Important Musicals, with Melbourne theatre producer John Frost are producing the musical in Australia, and a number of Australian actors have been cast for the Australian run of the show.
A product of South Park creators' Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon is a religious satire that tells the story of two unworldly young missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who find themselves doing missionary work in Uganda. It follows their difficulty in spreading the holy word of their church amidst an environment of famine, disease and tyrannical warlords.
The musical was a massive hit in the United States and the United Kingdom, breaking box office records in both, as well as winning Tony awards for: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design; and a Grammy award for Best Musical Theater Album. And, that is not even close to all the accolades it has won, but you get the idea - it's good!
The reviews don't hold back the praise either. "Possibly the funniest musical ever", according to Vogue, and nominated "the best musical of this century" by The New York Times; you're sure to have more than a few laughs. You'll be crying with laughter according to The Guardian, which called it "the most cryingly good night out to have come along for years".
If the reviews, awards and creators are anything to go by, the Book of Mormon will provide some side-splitting, politically incorrect, slightly offensive fun.