What: “The Book of Mormon”
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.
Cost: $50 to $160
Do you think Nostradamus saw this one coming? Could he have predicted that two door-knocking, white-shirt-black-tie-wearing missionaries asking to share their message would someday be the basis for an award-winning Broadway musical? No way.
But leave it to the twisted minds of South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone to create a song-and-dance send-up using the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints as the fuel that dives this over-the-top comedy – The Book of Mormon – which continues this week at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.
The New York Times called this show the "best musical of this century." Think about that? Talk about weighty statements. Rolling Stone said, "The Book of Mormon is on its march into legend." New York said the musical has "enough comedic force to prolapse the average diaphragm."
I don't know about you, but I want a ticket to this ride. And, according to my sources, they are going fast. Word is out – this is the show to see. There's a reason it won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical for 2011.