The Book Of Mormon – Review
Upon my return home from university, I received some last minute tickets to go and see the highly regarded The Book Of Mormon. As this is a show I hadn’t seen before but had heard a lot about you can imagine I was very excited. Having previously listened to the soundtrack I was armed with my lyrics learnt, I was fully prepared to sing a along to my heart’s content. With seats in the stalls we had a clear view of the stage, to see all the action.
Now to say The Book Of Mormon was great would be an understatement, it has to be one of the funniest shows I’ve seen to date. For any one not familiar with the show, it is a rather brilliant religious satire, all about two young Mormon missionaries and their trip to Uganda. I don’t want to give too much away to anyone who hasn’t watched it, or doesn’t know the story so I’ll stop there but I do recommend this show to anyone who doesn’t mind strong language!
With a fairly small cast, I was very impressed with their versatility and ability to fill the stage and create such a strong sound. Elder Price, played by KJ Hippensteel, stood out and played a fantastic character with great commitment, his vocal skills were beyond impressive and proved him to be a fantastic Elder. And Elder Cunningham, played by Brian Sears, was one of the funniest characters within the show, his overall performance brought life to the whole thing, and as one of my favourite characters, it made the show even better. With so many amazing performers within the show such as Asmeret Ghebremichael, who played Nabalugi, each song was performed incredibly, bringing the work of Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone to life, from paper to stage The Book Of Mormon is truly a masterpiece.
Although the theatre had quite a small stage their set was brilliant, not taking up too much space and using a lot of levels to bring height to the show. The comedy in this show is suited to everyone, even with it’s strong language and possibly insulting jokes, this show is guaranteed to make you laugh. The entire show was incredible but there were of course moments that stood out to me. These are a couple of the songs that I would label as my favourites from the show (Possibility of strong language):
“You and Me (But Mostly Me)”:
“Sal Tlay Ka Siti”:
Tickets are still available from their official website so why not book them now! The Book Of Mormon is definitely on my list to watch again.