Well, Nashville theater lovers, you are about to have ” . . . the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals,” says The Washington
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Post. The greatly anticipated and highly praised THE BOOK OF MORMON will be setting up camp in Nashville next week, running Tuesday, November 18 through Sunday, November, 23, 2014, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
Referred to as “The best musical of the century,” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, THE BOOK OF MORMON is a nine-time Tony Award winner, including Best Musical and Best Score. Among the show’s many awards, the musical also took home the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
Book, music, and lyrics are by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Lopez is a Tony Award winner and co-creator of the popular musical comedy, Avenue Q. Four-time Emmy Award winners, Parker and Stone are pretty much household names for their creation of the raunchy animated series, South Park.
The production will hold a pre-show lottery at the TPAC box office. A limited number of tickets will be available for $25 a piece.
If you’re like me and have never see this production the piles of awards and pages of enthusiastic reviews will make you skip right to the theater. I mean if John Stewart said, “So good it makes me angry,” then it surely has to be seen! The musical does contain explicit language, so you might want to round up a kid sitter for the night.