The Book of Mormon – Still Funny After all These Years
The Book of Mormon skyrocketed to international fame over 6 years ago, but it’s still one of the hottest tickets in town, no matter where it’s playing. It may seem hard to believe that the award-winning show is making its 4th return to Denver since its initial run in 2012, but considering the reception, it makes perfect sense.
Nothing has gone stale, and this performance may be the best one to grace the Denver theatre seen since the original. The raucous, irreverent showtunes of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are still fresh, keeping the audience engaged and tearing them to stitches with every inappropriate joke and controversial stance. While the show pokes fun of the Mormon religion, it manages to keep the characters sympathetic and the crowd rooting for them, even if their inconsistent logic is cause for ridicule.
It’s no surprise that this show is so popular, with Parker and Stone holding Emmy awards for their work on South Park, and the co-creator Robert Lopez having a Tony Award under his belt for the scathing on-stage parody Avenue Q. The choreography is unmatched, with Tony winner Casey Nicholaw taking the reins on that front. It’s truly an ensemble creative team that has worked together to create the perfect performance.
The Book of Mormon has won nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Direction, Best Featured Access, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design, and Best Orchestrations. With all of these accolades, you might think the cast and crew are ready to rest on the laurels, but that is not the case at all. This is still a fantastic performance no matter how you cut it.
It isn’t just the music or the comedy that makes this show what it is though. This is truly a theatrical gem from the top to bottom, with the scenery providing the perfect backdrop for the story and the direction flawlessly leading the characters throughout the tale. Despite the derisive and offensive content of the show, it holds up as a theatrical masterpiece and will impress even the most stuffy and well-versed critics.
The show is still selling out, and Denver residents are just as eager to buy tickets as they were 6 years ago. There are lottery tickets available prior to every performance, so you may have a chance to see the show even if you can’t find a ticket ahead of time.
These will be available 2 and a half hours before every performance, with each person opting to try for 1 or 2 tickets based on their needs. Tickets that are drawn will be priced at $25 per person. Only one entry is allowed per performance, but you can try for as many days in a row as you like until you are able to secure your tickets for this fabulous show!