“Book of Mormon” at
Area theater lovers are in for a treat with the
South Florida debut of the smash Broadway hit “The Book
of Mormon,” opening Tuesday, Nov. 26 and running through Dec. 22.
“The Book of Mormon” was created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of “
,” and Robert Lopez
(“Avenue Q.” South
"Mormon" is the story of two naïve Mormon “elders,” or missionaries, who are sent to war-torn
Uganda to convert the “heathens,” with decidedly mixed results.
While “Mormon” is a satire about all organized religion, it is not blasphemous. In fact it is embraced by some of the very Mormons it pokes fun at.
“It is really a sweet story,” insists Grey Henson, who plays Elder McKinley, the unofficial group leader of Mormons in
Uganda with a special secret of his own. “It’s a
lot about growing up through the lens of Mormonism.”
Henson was cast straight out of
because he is “so white.” Carnegie-Mellon University
“We are all pleasant young white boys,” explains the
native. “Many Mormons have come to the show, and some have remarked on how
accurate it is. I have a nice little role. It’s a really cool job.” Macon, Georgia
Tickets are $44.50-$154.50. Call 954-462-0222 or go to www.browardcenter.org.