The Book of Mormon in Las Vegas
The Book of Mormon, is a religious satirical musical created by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone who are also creators of the vulgar yet hilarious controversial animated TV comedy series “South Park”. The Book of Mormon tells a story of two Mormon missionaries who travel into Uganda a land locked country in East Africa. The story follows the two young missionaries into a remote village where a dominating warlord is threatening the local population. The Mormon duo try relentlessly to witness to the locals who seem more concerned with problems like, war, famine, poverty and AIDS than they are about saving their souls. Even faced with obstacles such as these they are determined to share the scriptures of their religious beliefs with locals and the story is one that has depth and shows the devotion and devout belief it takes to prove you are a follower of the Mormon way. Get your tickets here and come out to the Smith Center in beautiful Las Vegas, NV for one of the most entertaining, fun-filled nights you will ever have. This musical took nearly seven years to develop, with its beginnings in 2003 when the trio of developers all travelled to Salt Lake City to meet with current and former Mormon missionaries to discuss facts and myths surrounding the religious beliefs. This does not mean the storyline is completely accurate it means that the developer’s took the time to do the work to ensure they released a sensational work of art. And prove it they did, when they had record ticket sales opening night when the show opened direct to Broadway in 2011. The Book Of Mormon, not only won critical acclaim that night, since then this musical has to date won nine Tony Awards, one for best musical, and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Its popularity has only continued to grow and the original cast recording became the highest-charting Broadway cast album in more than four decades reaching number three on the Billboard charts.