Book of Mormon Musical Touring production is currently in Omaha playing at Orpheum Theatre Omaha (409 S 16th St, Omaha, NE 68101) through Sunday October 20, 2013. Team StarKid veteran A.J. Homes joined the the cast as Elder Cunningham on October 12, 2013.
A.J. Homes’ credits include Frederick in Young Frankenstein (National Tour), and Henry in Next To Normal (Arizona Theatre Co. & SJ Rep.). A.J. composes for the Chicago-based theatre group StarKid Productions (A Very Potter Musical, Me And My Dick, Twisted). He is a graduate of University of Michigan.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.
The Book of Mormon musical story follows two young missionaries who travel from Utah to Uganda, where they hope to convert people in a remote village by sharing their scriptures. They are met by resistance and the harsh cruelties that are part of everyday Ugandan life. Yet it’s from just such tragedies — AIDS, famine, female circumcision — that Stone and Parker derive the musical’s most comedic moments.