It was a packed house on Weybosset Street, as thousands gathered to see the closing night of "Book of Mormon" at PPAC.
The nine-time Tony Award winning musical was touted by the New York Times as "the best musical of the century". I knew it was going to be hilarious, because it's the brain child of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the duo that created South Park. From friends recommending the show, to seeing the reviews online, I was estactic to hear that they were making a trip to the 401, but I was not expecting to be crying laughing and shaking my head in disbelief. This performance was out of pocket (in a good way). The quick hitters were to die for, the innuendos and profanity was laugh out loud funny, the songs were catchy, the show did not disappoint.
For those of you who don't know, “The Book of Mormon” is a musical comedy telling the story of two young missionaries from the Church of Latter Day Saints who are sent to Uganda to bring new converts to the church. And as you can expect, things don’t go as planned.
There were two cast members who stood out as stars in my opinion, and wild enough, they were making their national tour debuts this week. Sam Nackman playing Elder Cunningham and Keke Nesbitt playing Nabulungi, were incredible, both vocally and comedically. Josh Gad and Nikki James, who played their original parts, should be proud of their performances tonight and on this tour. All in all, it was another successful showing at PPAC.