The 'Book of Mormon' is Back at the Aronoff Center

Everyone's favorite Mormon missionaries return with lots of laughs and music

click to enlarge Monica L. Patton, Kevin Clay and Conner Peirson in "The Book of Mormon" - Photo: Julieta Cervantes
Photo: Julieta Cervantes
Monica L. Patton, Kevin Clay and Conner Peirson in "The Book of Mormon"

There’s not much that’s sacred about this crazy musical comedy that pokes fun at the earnest, white-shirted religious recruiters from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — aka Mormons — who get sent to Uganda and start making things up about their beliefs.

Here’s a tip about the 2011 Tony Award winning show’s creators: It’s the guys behind South Park and Avenue Q. It’s eye-poppingly crass and overtly profane, yet at the same time it’s laugh-out-loud funny and never mean-spirited.

Along the way it satirizes a couple of Broadway shows with witty, catchy tunes. Even Mormons have enjoyed the show, saying it’s like looking at themselves in a fun-house mirror.

July 31- Aug. 5. Tickets start at $39. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-621-2787, cincinnatiarts.org. 

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