Parents’ Guide to National Tours: The Book of Mormon
If you’re the parent of a theatre kid, you likely never have any idea what your kids are asking you to see, especially if it’s The Book of Mormon. From rapping founding fathers or maybe even their favorite movies. Who cares about the ten dollar founding fathers or why is anyone still trying to make fetch happen? What does Hasa Diga Ebowai and why is your teen randomly talking about Cher, well you have a theatre kid so here’s a glimpse into their minds.
The Book of Mormon is a musical comedy written by the creators of ‘South Park’, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In 2011, the show won 11 Tony awards including best musical, Best original score, and best orchestrations. (The Tonys are the theatre equivalent of the Grammys or Oscars) The show’s music is written by Robert Lopez, who is one of the youngest people to have an EGOT (emmy, grammy, Oscar, and tony) He wrote Avenue Q, Frozen, and Coco.
Though it’s a broadway musical, The Book of Mormon is nothing like The Sound of Music or Carousel. It’s written in the same style as South Park and is just as hilarious. If you wouldn’t allow your kid to watch South Park or any shows like it, I wouldn’t go to see this musical.
So here’s a quick guide for whether or not you should go see ‘The Book of Mormon’
If you enjoy shows like: Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, or Big Mouth go see this show.
If you enjoy musicals like: Avenue Q, Something Rotten, and Legally Blonde, go see this show.
MWMIV SPEAKS rating (over the age of 14): 10/10
The Book of Mormon is only here for a short time and is sure to sell out. Don’t worry ! for this show there’s a special in person ticket lottery happening before each performance of the show! tickets for the lottery winners are just 25 dollars for this nine time tony winning show. Or you can buy your tickets here!