The Book of Mormon: Cheeky & Irreverent at National Theatre

Sam Nackman as Elder Cunningham and Sam McLellan as Elder Price in ‘The Book of Mormon’ national tour. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.

The latest Broadway at the National musical comedy to take the stage has won accolades aplenty; it’s one of the most successful shows in Broadway history! And we can attest that there’s a reason everyone’s been raving since 2011.

If you’ve somehow not yet seen it — or you’re craving more Mormon — The Book of Mormon is playing at the National Theatre through March 17, 2024.

Written by the creators of South Park, and just as cheeky and irreverent as you’d expect it to be, The Book of Mormon is based on the fascinating history of the Mormon faith and the missionary youth who take two years of their lives to travel the globe and spread its message… and hope to recruit converts.

It must be noted that the beliefs and practices of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are largely unknown to those outside of the faith, which leads to so many of its caricatures. But Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone turned this Holy Scripture (of an American Prophet in upstate New York!) from 1830 into holy shenanigans on stage. And this spectacle has delighted audiences so much they return to see it again and again!

Sam McLellan and company in ‘The Book of Mormon’ national tour. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.

Not sure you’ll love The Book of Mormon? They’ll convert you, too.

Just be prepared for foul language and (obviously) potentially offensive material for the religiously devout. Many aspects of the scenes with Ugandan tribal villagers are exceptionally awkward as well… though that. is. the. point.

What will bring you back again and again? The earnestness. The absurdity. The intricate dance numbers with the entire crew! The Book of Mormon is a satire, with heart, that will give you an unforgettable education in the founding of the Mormon faith and keep you laughing out loud long after.

The Book of Mormon runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission. Limited ticket remain during its time at National Theatre through March 17, 2024.