Book of Mormon Musical national tour made it’s Canadian Debut in Toronto Ontario. The Tony Award-winning hit musical starts Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre performances from April 30 to June 09, 2013. The brainchild of “South Park” bad boys Trey Parker and Matt Stone — and “Avenue Q” co-creator Robert Lopez — “The Book of Mormon” has been a sensation since opening on Broadway two years ago, receiving rapturous reviews and nine Tony Awards. It remains one of the toughest tickets to score in New York City.
The Toronto show is buoyed by the powerful voice of London native Mark Evans as Elder Price. But the true standout is Connecticut native Christopher John O’Neill as his sidekick Elder Cunningham. He shows off some gut-splitting physical comedy here, while imbuing his character with just the right dose of sweetness. And there’s a nice bit of chemistry with Samantha Marie Ware as Nabulungi during the sly “Baptize Me.”
“South Park” creators-writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Tony-winning Avenue Q songwriter Robert Lopez collaborated on the script and score to the musical, which earned Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical.
But while the performances were strong Thursday night, the true genius of “Mormon” lies in its sheer originality.
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