Moran Theater At Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts | Jacksonville, Florida
This December, the iconic sensation The Book of Mormon will be performing live on stage at the breathtaking Moran Theater At Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday 2nd December 2023. The Book of Mormon follows the story of two missionaries who are sent from Salt Lake City to preach in a remote Ugandan village. Written by Stone, Parker and Avenue Q's co-creator Robert Lopez, the musical is directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw. The Broadway musical won nine Tony awards last year! Tickets are already selling like crazy, so we suggest you secure yours ASAP. This show is certainly going to be one of the best events the Moran Theater At Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts has put on in all of 2023. So get your friends together and come on down to the Moran Theater At Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts this December!
The plot follows the journey of two Mormon evangelists as they strive to spread their faith with the locals of a small Ugandan settlement. Conceived by the creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, in addition to the record-breaking Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony winner, Robert Lopez, the music is renowned for earning its very own Tony Award.
In response to pleas from cast members to review the portrayal of black characters in light of concerns about racial fairness, a few lyrics and aspects of the storyline were marginally adjusted back in 2021. Nonetheless, the ideas of friendship, faith, and hope, which transcend all religions, stay consistent across the play.
In their evaluation, The New York Daily News reveals how The Book of Mormon is a show where you regularly catch yourself laughing one moment and subsequently uncover your mouth agape the following, finally tearing up and, finally, rooting for the lead singers. Writers Stone and Parker are notorious for their "take-no-prisoners, nothing-is-sacred technique to comedy."
Furthermore, Lopez exemplifies a talent for thumbing his nose at current norms. As all three share credit for the book, music, and words, this show can be characterized as "foolish, heartfelt, and remarkably crude, while the score consistently upbeat and clever keeps the acts in this Book moving smoothly.”
The Moran Theater At Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts is considered one of the top spots for in-demand Broadway productions in the entirety of Florida! Drop by the stage at Jacksonville for the ultimate watching event of The Book of Mormon.