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6233 Los Angeles Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
How long is The Book of Mormon preformace Time:
The show runs 2hrs, 15mins and has one intermission.
Book of Mormon:
"The Book of Mormon" is an inventive and subversive new musical play that is the collaborative brainchild of the creators of television's animated "South Park" (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) and the composer of "Avenue Q" (Robert Lopez). It is the often goofy and frequently offensive story of two eager Mormon missionaries (a straight-arrow Ken doll type named Elder Price, and his odd, unkempt partner-in-conversion, Elder Cunningham) who fly to Uganda to join an effort at converting Africans, and in the end learn as much as they teach
Our two black-and-white clad heroes confront a genocidal warlord and cynical, distrustful Ugandan villagers who have lost hope and faith due to the spread of AIDS in their village and nation. The obstacles they encounter and the shocking realities of the villagers' lives force the missionaries to question their own faith and threaten to destroy their partnership, until an appealing young lady chooses to believe in the promise of salvation, persuading the rest of the villagers to listen also.
Those familiar with the work of Parker, Stone, and Lopez are aware that they take delight in satirizing things sacred, including organized religions. For audiences looking for this wicked humor, "The Book of Mormon" does not disappoint. Among scenes of romance, hopefulness, and lessons in ecclesiastical history, audiences are also treated to blasphemous behavior, jokes about unmentionable body parts and bodily functions, a singing, dancing Jesus Christ, and scenes of utter zaniness. This musical satirizes conventional beliefs in extremely naughty ways, while provoking laughter and warming hearts at the same time.
Some fans of musical theatre were at first skeptical that "The Book of Mormon" would be a "real musical," but its creators do an admirable job of faithfully maintaining the feel, rhythms, and structures of a classic musical production. The musical numbers range from Vaudevillean kitsch to "Les Mis"-styled poperettas, and have the energy and sparkle of the showstoppers of yesteryear. The choreography is superb, and the song-and-dance numbers are impeccably executed and often eminently entertaining.
Despite the general sacrilege and offensive humor to be expected in a musical created by these three talented social mavericks, "The Book of Mormon" is, actually, a pro-religion musical, or at least a tale about the power of religious ideas to uplift and bring change. The "moral" of the story seems to be that any belief system, as improbable as it may be, can help to do good in the world.
Is The Book of Mormon Good for Kids?
The Book of Mormon has a fair amount of explicit language used in it. If you are questionable with the humor that is in "South Park" we recommend checking out the cast recording of The Book of Mormon to get a feel for the humor and language that is used.
Book of Mormon In Los Angeles
The first US National Tour had The Book of Mormon in Los Angeles at the Pantages Theater in 2012 where it ran for 8 weeks and became
the highest grossing theater production in Los Angeles. The Book of Mormon Los Angeles run was sold out for all preformances in less
the 15 minutes giving it another record.
Double Check Your Book Of Mormon Tickets
When you receive your Book of Mormon Tickets please double check to make sure that the date and time are correct since there is a matinee at 2:00pm as well as evening performance 8:00pm.
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