Hello, Austin! We would like to share with you the most amazing book you will ever come across. Flip the page and see The Book of Mormon live at the Bass Concert Hall from November 14th to the 19th. For six consecutive nights, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical is scheduled to boldly present a satirical take on the more eccentric facets of the Mormon faith. This fall, team up with the coolest missionaries in history and start your motivational journey to rekindle your faith. Walk with Elder Price, Elder Cunningham, and Elder McKinley as they strive to bridge the gap with the Ugandan villagers in this groundbreaking performance that addresses essential themes of disparity, destitution, and hunger. The Texas Performing Arts venue guarantees a revolutionary presentation of this live musical with cutting-edge audio systems and spectacular stage effects that are truly incomparable. Don’t miss out on the hilarity and heart of The Book of Mormon! Get your golden tickets now!
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“The best musical of this century.” – The New York Times
“It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” – The Washington Post
Our favorite creators from South Park are bringing their signature, boundary-pushing humor to the University of Texas Performing Arts Center! From November 14th to the 19th, their uproarious musical comedy, The Book of Mormon, is set to make its debut at the Bass Concert Hall.
Crafted by the creative minds of Colorado’s illustrious duo, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, known for their iconic works on South Park and Team America: World Police, this narrative emerges as a genre-defining and side-splitting masterpiece. Moreover, it delves into the quest of two missionaries representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Kevin Price, a young man brimming with ambition, is determined to make a significant impact during his forthcoming two-year mission. His dreams of serving in New Orleans take an unexpected twist when he finds himself in a remote Ugandan village. There, he’s paired with Elder Arnold Cunningham, a character who is humorously inept and known for his compulsive lying, to Price’s utter dismay.
Regrettably, the villagers’ disinterest and skepticism pose a formidable challenge for the two youthful missionaries. The community is preoccupied with pressing concerns such as poverty, famine, HIV/AIDS, female genital mutilation, child abuse, and the oppressive rule of a local warlord. Watch these well-meaning but bumbling Mormon missionaries as they grapple with the daunting task of sharing the Good Word with a population that has long abandoned hope for divine intervention. Guided by the endearing Nabulungi, brace yourself for a two-and-a-half-hour rollercoaster of hilarious miscommunications, linguistic barriers, and cultural clashes, culminating in an unexpected comedy extravaganza!
Over the years, this musical sensation earned acclaim, winning five Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and an astounding nine awards at the 65th Tony Awards. Today, it stands as one of the most triumphant musicals in history, amassing an astonishing $700 million in revenue. With numerous productions across the United States and internationally, its prestigious laurels include the Laurence Olivier Award in the West End and the Helpmann Award in Melbourne.
“The filthiest, most offensive, and–surprise–sweetest thing you’ll see on Broadway this year, and quite possibly the funniest musical ever.” – Vogue
“Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” – Entertainment Weekly
It’s hardly surprising that The Guardian hails this musical as a “far more intelligent, compassionate, and intricately crafted” masterpiece, one that triumphs in sending its charmed audience home with a peculiar feeling of genuine fondness for Mormons. We understand your curiosity about the cast for the Texas shows, and we’re here to satisfy your curiosity. Get acquainted with the main ensemble for the North American tour of The Book of Mormon below:
THE BOOK OF MORMON MAIN CAST:
- Sam McLellan as Elder Price
- Sam Nackman as Elder Cunningham
- Keke Nesbitt as Nabulungi
- Sean Casey Flanagan as Elder McKinley
- Lamont J. Whitaker as Mafala Hatimbi
- Trevor Dorner as Price’s Dad/Missionary Voice/Joseph Smith/Mission President
- Dewight Braxton Jr. as General
The remainder of the ensemble cast includes Gideon Chickos, Jarius Miquel Cliett, Matthew Dant, Justin Forward, Craig Franke, Thomas Ed Purvis, Michelle Ray, Kyle Segar, Lars Hafell, Kisakye, Vance Klassen, Evan Lennon, Joey Myers, Trinity Posey, and Chelsea M. Smith. Wrapping up the swing performers are Tianna Davis, Aaron Chancellor Gilmer, Bernie Baldassaro, DeVon Buchanan, Matt Cosco, Eliah B. Johnson, Connor Olney, and Reynel Reynaldo.
The American Theatre Guild interviews lead star McLellan, asking what makes this show so hilarious and ground-breaking. Our main protagonist explains how the show is fearless in venturing into uncharted territories. According to him, the magic in Matt and Trey’s storytelling lies in their willingness to vocalize the unspoken thoughts that often linger in everyone’s minds. This approach creates a show brimming with exceptionally sharp humor.
Furthermore, the ensemble of creative geniuses, boasting a collective tally of over a dozen Tony Awards, features the following remarkable talents:
CREATIVE TEAM – THE BOOK OF MORMON:
- Scott Pask – Set Design
- Ann Roth – Costume Design
- Brian MacDevitt – Lighting Design
- Brian Ronan – Sound Design
- Stephen Oremus & Larry Hochman – Orchestrations
- Stephen Oremus – Musical Direction and Vocal Arrangements
- Josh Marquette – Hair Design
- Carrie Gardner CSA – Casting
- Glen Kelly – Dance Arrangements
- Michael Keller – Music Coordination
- Liz Caplan Vocal Studios, LLC – Vocal Consultation
“Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” – Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show
The Bass Concert Hall is the centerpiece of nine theaters operated by The University of Texas Performing Arts Center. This outstanding auditorium features a striking Brutalist design characterized by its heavy brick exterior and an enveloping dark interior, rendering it an ideal venue to showcase the Broadway show in Austin. Start believing now – purchase your tickets for The Book of Mormon from November 14th to 19th!