The soulful & spirited ‘Book of Mormon’ makes a much-anticipated stop in Minnesota this summer. This highly-regarded Broadway hit has been expected to pack the seats of Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theatre quickly. Fortunately, the show has been extended one week to allow for more local folks to enjoy this side-splitting musical.
The ‘Book of Mormon’ is a religious satire about two bright-eyed missionaries sent to a troubled village in northern Uganda. Despite the young missionaries optimism, they have some trouble connecting with the locals through religion when poverty, hunger, war and AIDS surround them.
Even though this seems like a serious plot line, the show has been met with enthusiasm and accolades for its hilarious message. The ‘Book of Mormon’ is the winner of 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The show has also picked up Best Score and Best Book thanks to Trey Parker & Matt Stone of ‘South Park’ fame and ‘Avenue Q’’s Robert Lopez. The show has gotten plenty of critical attention too. The New York Times deemed it “the best musical of this century” and Entertainment Weekly called it “the funniest musical of all time.” While the show is hailed for its humor, be aware it is of the adult variety and any kids younger than teens should be left at home.
Don’t miss ‘Book of Mormon’ now running August 20th – September 14th at the Orpheum Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, through Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 1-800-982-2787 or at the State Theatre Box Office. The Box Office is located at 805 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Ticket prices start at $49 depending upon show time and seating availability. There is a ticket limit of eight tickets per person. Groups of 15 or more should call 612-373-5665 or email MinneapolisGroups@BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.
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