Tony winning Book of Mormon heads to Austin
9/19/2013 2:35:00 PM
It's time for Austin to see what all the fuss is about, when nine-time Tony Award-winning smash musical The Book of Mormon hits the stage at Bass Concert Hall for a 13-day run starting Oct. 1. The play follows two missionaries that are sent to Uganda to convert the people to Mormonism. The pair begin to teach about Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint's Church, in an attempt to convert the reluctant population of the town, who are being terrorized by an oppressive warlord, poverty, famine and AIDS.
"Being kind of a minority religion in America, most people outside of Utah don't know a lot about [it]," Stone said in the above podcast. "To really play to an audience of non-Mormons, it's got to be a little bit educational; you can learn a little bit about Mormons, and you can laugh at Mormons and with Mormons. But then, in the end, hopefully you'll realize that we're trying to make something that's larger than just these specific group of people; something that expands itself to all religions."
From the creators of "South Park," Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon won the Tony Award for Best Musical, along with four other Best Musical wins in four different award circuits; the New York Times even said The Book of Mormon is, "The best musical of this century."
Tickets are on sale now, here, at the Bass Concert Hall box office and by phone. This is one show you will not want to miss. Tickets by phone: (512) 477-6060 Bass Concert Hall: 2350 Robert Dedman Drive Group orders (15 or more): (877) 275-3804 or Austin.firstname.lastname@example.org