Ok, so it’s finally here—tickets are on sale and selling out--the show that’s been booked on Broadway a year in advance, the one that has people rolling in the aisles…For those of us at Boca Raton magazine, "The Book of Mormon" is especially anticipated; we have a sister publication in Salt lake City, Utah, Salt Lake magazine, so we are very familiar with the culture that this religious satire lampoons. (In fact, some of our staff in Salt Lake has had to watch it on a purloined CD as it is widely known that Salt Lake is one market that will never host this traveling show.)
“The Book of Mormon," created by “South Park” collaborators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Robert Lopez, (co-composer and lyricist of “Avenue Q”) tracks the story of two young Mormon missionaries on their mission trip to Uganda to save the souls of people in a remote village—most of whom are “more worried about war, famine, poverty, and AIDS than about religion.” The result is a hilarious musical satire—one that has been delighting audiences since its debut on Broadway in March of 2011, and has won nine Tony awards, a Grammy, and numerous awards from drama critics.
Its run at The Broward Center starts November 26 through December 22 and will undoubtedly be sold out. We say it’s time we all had a good laugh; get your tickets at the Broward Center box office, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 954/462-0222. “The Book of Mormon” is part of the Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2013-2014 subscription series.
We will see you there!