AUSTIN, Texas — Record-breaking musical comedy “The Book of Mormon” returns for another Austin mission on Nov. 14 at the Bass Concert Hall. The religious parody will perform eight shows this week, with two-a-day shows on Saturday and Sunday.
The musical follows the story of two Mormon missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Uganda, where they try to convert the locals. Expect offensive commentary and humor similar to "South Park" since the creators of the Comedy Central sitcom also made the Broadway hit. The 2011 production of “The Book of Mormon” swept the Tony Awards, winning Best Musical and Best Original Score awards in its first year.
The soundtrack recorded by the original cast broke into the iTunes Top 10 chart upon its released, sitting at the No. 2 spot and achieving Gold status with over 500,000 copies sold. “The Book of Mormon” is in the top five for highest-grossing productions and took the performance internationally with its success. Their international shows in Melbourne and London saw them win Best New Musical in the 2014 Laurence Olivier Awards and Best Musical in the 2017 Helpmann Awards.
Tickets are still available on the Texas Performing Arts website, but selling quickly. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday shows start at 7:30 p.m. The Friday show starts at 8 p.m. The back-to-back shows on Saturday are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday’s final shows are at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.