The Book of Mormon Musical by Trey Parker is a musical comedy that takes a satirical look at Mormon beliefs. Its music and lyrics were written by Trey Parker and first staged in 2011.
After leaving the Portland area 15 years ago, actor David Larsen went to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He then briefly lived in Los Angeles before settling in New York City. In his latest Broadway role, he plays alpha-male do-gooder Elder Price, a character with both self-centeredness and religious convictions. Despite his long absence from the Portland area, Larsen has visited the city several times. However, since high school, this production will be his first time back in the area.
The story revolves around two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in Uganda to perform their first mission. The story touches on various topics, including religious fervor, miscommunication, a warlord, and AIDS. The show’s script, music, and lyrics were created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who collaborated with Avenue Q songwriter Robert Lopez. The musical received nine Tony Awards in 2011 and continues to tour nationwide.
Actor Nic Rouleau made his Broadway debut as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon Musical by Matt Stone in 2013. Before this role, Nick starred in national tours and regional theatres. He has appeared as Woody in Toy Story The Musical, Emmet in Legally Blonde and others. In this show, Nick plays the role of Elder Price for six years. He will perform at least eight performances a week.
The Chicago cast of The Book of Mormon is now in place, and it features the young actors Ben Platt and Nic Rouleau. Rouleau will reprise his role as Elder Price after Kyle Selig steps down. The two actors are among the most accomplished on the stage, having previously appeared in The Black Suits, Les Misérables, and Toy Story. Nic Rouleau has also starred in several films and TV projects, including the hit, shows Legally Blonde and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Written by Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon Musical is a satire of the beliefs of the Mormon religion. The show’s music, lyrics, and book have garnered an enthusiastic following. This production is an instant hit, with audiences of all ages loving its witty characters and catchy tunes. Designed to be entertaining and educational, The Book of Mormon Musical is a fun way to learn about the religion without the pretense of being preachy or overly religious.
The witty, irreverent comedy follows the adventures of three young Mormons as they journey to bring God to a distant land. As their journey begins, they encounter a series of obstacles along the way, including a mysterious stranger who wants to be a part of their mission. They are joined by a band of Mormons and travel through the wilderness in covered wagons. But when they finally reach their goal, they find that the world has turned upside down.
The Book of Mormon Musical by Matt Stone and Scott Rudin was initially planned to run off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop in the summer of 2010. The show’s producers hired key players, created sets, and expected production to cost around $9 million. Hundreds of actors auditioned for the part. After receiving positive reviews, the show opened in previews. Despite a slow start, the musical has soared to the top of the box office in New York City.
The musical won nine Tony Awards, including best musical, direction, and original score. It became a sold-out smash hit, earning more than six hundred million dollars. The producers, Scott Rudin and Matt Stone collaborated with “South Park” creator Matt Stone, a former producer of the hit film The Social Network. Rudin is working on the 15th season of Comedy Central’s “South Park.”