You can’t keep a good Mormon down! Acclaimed musical returns to Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Monica L. Patton, Kevin Clay and Conner Peirson in The Book of Mormon, Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017. Photo: Julieta Cervantes

One of the most acclaimed musicals of the century is returning to Vancouver.

Since it opened on Broadway in 2011, The Book of Mormon has been showered with praise and awards. Beginning Sept 25 and running until Sept 30, the show returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, where it played to packed houses in 2016.

The Book of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (of South Park fame) and Robert Lopez (co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q). Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) choreographed the show.

The recipient of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Direction and more—along with numerous other awards, including the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album—The Book of Mormon is a fish-out-of-water story. In this case, the fish-out-of-water are two nice Mormon boys sent on a mission to spread the word in Africa. There, they encounter native villagers who are a good deal more worldly than the hapless pilgrims.

The Book of Mormon in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17 2017. Nov. 17, 2017. Photo: Julieta Cervantes

Here’s a run-down of some of the cast members:

Kevin Clay (Elder Price)—A graduate of Penn State with a BFA in musical theatre, Clay is making his national tour debut as Elder Price.

Andy Huntington Jones (Elder McKinley)—Jones has appeared as Munkustrap in a Broadway production of Cats. His other credits include Bullets Over Broadway and Cinderella.

Kayla Pecchioni (Nabulungi)—Pecchioni has toured with international productions of Dreamgirls and appeared in Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York.

Conner Peirson (Elder Cunningham)—Peirson’s favorite roles include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Rent (Mark), Seussical (Horton) and Commedia in the Park.

Tickets for The Book of Mormon in Vanocuver are available at ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457. Broadway Across Canada subscribers can visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or call 1-866-542-7469. Ticket prices start at $30.50.

Performances run Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sunday evening 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

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