Broadway in Richmond presents “The Book of Mormon”

 

The Book of Mormon is an irreverent and cheeky musical that may not exactly be for the faint of heart… But if you have an open mind and sense of humor, and appreciate great talent, check their tour website for available showings.

The musical is back by popular demand this week, presented by Broadway in Richmond . It was written by Robert Lopez, who co-wrote the much-loved-by-young-girls hit “Let it Go” for Disney’s Frozen , as well as Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park. It has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, and is a nine-time Tony Awards -winning Best Musical.

The touring cast, including Virginia Commonwealth University grad Josh Marin, is a vibrant crew depicting two Mormon missionaries who are sent to Uganda on a mission. My favorite actor was Conner Peirson, who plays the part of Elder Cunningham, a lovable Mormon misfit who presents the “Word” to his Ugandan audience in a colorful and very “supplemented” way in order to reach them. His antics and expression had me in tears! The talent of this entire cast was truly outstanding, and the show finished to a standing ovation from a packed house. Not bad for a Wednesday night!

*Please be informed that this show contains explicit language, and sexual and sacrilegious themes that may be offensive to some viewers.

Kari Smith
Author: Kari Smith

River City Magazine staff writer Kari Smith is a Virginia native whose love of writing began as a child writing poems and songs. In 2006, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee for a decade to pursue her dream of recording her own original songs. Songwriting began as a way for her to express herself and document her journey. She continued on to pursue writing articles as a way to chronicle and share her personal adventures and interests. Besides teaching and performing music in the Richmond area, she also enjoys riding horses, Latin culture, and spending time outdoors and with her family.

Kari Smith
River City Magazine staff writer Kari Smith is a Virginia native whose love of writing began as a child writing poems and songs. In 2006, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee for a decade to pursue her dream of recording her own original songs. Songwriting began as a way for her to express herself and document her journey. She continued on to pursue writing articles as a way to chronicle and share her personal adventures and interests. Besides teaching and performing music in the Richmond area, she also enjoys riding horses, Latin culture, and spending time outdoors and with her family.