Brace your boxers and join the hippest new congregation on Broadway! The Book of Mormon will baptize all you good people on September 19-24 at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Experience the not-so-epic saga of Elders Price (Sam McLellan) and Cunningham (Sam Nackman), where they try and mostly fail at converting a confused crowd of African natives to Mormonism. From fighting warlords to referencing Lord of the Rings, this unlikely duo will overcome cultural barriers in the most hysterical ways possible! The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical is brought to you by the unholy minds of Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner, this North American tour adds over forty more stops to its schedule, each show featuring two and a half hours of rollicking religious comedy. The Book of Mormon is summoning you to the San Diego Civic Theatre on September 19-24. Heed the call – book your seats today!
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“The Book of Mormon is an exceptional, visionary and all-round entertaining musical masterpiece, genital jokes and all. – The Guardian
“The filthiest, most offensive, and–surprise–sweetest thing you’ll see on Broadway this year, and quite possibly the funniest musical ever.” – Vogue
The South Park guys are out of their minds! Which is technically their general state of being. Except this time, they’re bringing their trademark brand of irreverent humor to the San Diego Civic Center with The Book of Mormon, a musical comedy, on September 19-24, 2023!
Twelve years on Broadway and close to ten on tour, the hit religious parody launched a new North American stint in September 2022, with 50 cities en route. This year, the production added at least 45 more stops on the road to break their 20 million viewer milestone.
Elder Kevin Price. Dashing. Devoted. And with big DREAMS to change the world. He’s up for the next two-year mission, and fingers-crossed, he hopes to be assigned to New Orleans. God works in mysterious ways, though, so he ends up in a remote village in Uganda, Africa, instead. Not only that, he gets partnered with Elder Arnold Cunningham, an awkward–and possibly pathological–liar who’s not making things any easier for the flabbergasted Price.
Join these uncomfortable Mormon missionaries in their bid to spread the Good Word, floundering in desperate attempts to convince natives who swore off divine intervention long ago. With the help of the stunning Nabulungi, they still might make some headway in this 2 ½ hour musical of increasingly hilarious mix-ups, language barriers, and cultural shock. So what if they’re confusing religious doctrine with Star Wars trivia? It’s close enough, right?
- Sam McLellan as Elder Price
- Sam Nackman as Elder Cunningham
- Keke Nesbitt as Nabulungi
- Sean Casey Flanagan as Elder McKinley
- Lamont J. Whitaker as Mafala Hatimbi
- Trevor Dorner as Price’s Dad/Missionary Voice/Joseph Smith/Mission President
- Dewight Braxton Jr. as General
The ensemble team features Gideon Chickos, Jarius Miquel Cliett, Matthew Dant, Justin Forward, Craig Franke, Lars Hafell, Kisakye, Vance Klassen, Evan Lennon, Joey Myers, Trinity Posey, Thomas Ed Purvis, Michelle Ray, Kyle Segar, and Chelsea M. Smith.
Swings, meanwhile, include Bernie Baldassaro, DeVon Buchanan, Matt Cosco, Tianna Davis, Aaron Chancellor Gilmer, Eliah B. Johnson, Connor Olney, and Reynel Reynaldo.
“Elder Price goes through an immense amount of growth throughout the show. He’s so misguided and blinded by his own folly, and then to see him change and understand what his purpose is. Showing that growth and being able to play that every night is a blast,” Sam McLellan talked about his character in an earlier interview.
“The best musical of this century.” – The New York Times
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone bumped their heads together to conceive the book and score for this maniacal Broadway masterpiece. In this North American tour, Jennifer Werner will direct and choreograph based on the original by Trey Parker and two-time Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw.
The rest of the high-flying creative team, with over a dozen Tony Awards shared among them, includes the following talents:
- Scott Pask – Set Design
- Ann Roth – Costume Design
- Brian MacDevitt – Lighting Design
- Brian Ronan – Sound Design
- Stephen Oremus & Larry Hochman – Orchestrations
- Stephen Oremus – Musical Direction and Vocal Arrangements
- Josh Marquette – Hair Design
- Carrie Gardner CSA – Casting
- Glen Kelly – Dance Arrangements
- Michael Keller – Music Coordination
- Liz Caplan Vocal Studios, LLC – Vocal Consultation
The tour is produced by Anne Garefino, Roger Berlind, Scott M. Delman, Jean Doumanian, Sonia Friedman Productions Ltd., Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Kevin Morris, and Jon B. Platt, with executive producer Stuart Thompson.
The Book of Mormon debuted in March 2011, breaking the ticket sale records of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre 50 times over in its run. Come award season, the musical won 5 Drama Desk Awards (including Outstanding Musical), 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Outstanding New Score), a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and 9 wins from the 65th Tony Awards, which includes the holy category trifecta of Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score.
Today, the Book of Mormon is one the most successful musicals in history, grossing over $700 million with several US and international productions online, including a Laurence Olivier-winning West End run and the Helpmann Award-winning Melbourne exhibition.
From September 19 to 24, The Book of Mormon will convert you to its cause at the San Diego Civic Theatre, California. Buy your tickets now and get one spiritual salvation for free!