Keller Auditorium | Portland, Oregon
This Friday 15th May 2020 is your best opportunity to experience a Broadway musical without having to leave your state when the 9 Tony Award Winning, The Book of Mormon comes to the stunning Keller Auditorium for a live musical show, right here in Portland, Oregon. If you haven’t already ordered your seats to see this unsurpassed spectacle, then what are you waiting for? Tickets to this show are already selling out and for good reason. Because not only does The Book of Mormon bring incredible energy and passion to every one of their on-stage performances, but this may be the only time that this group will bring their talent to this beautiful state. So if you want to catch a Broadway Musical like no other, then make sure that you come to the Keller Auditorium on Friday 15th May 2020 to see The Book of Mormon. You can secure your tickets today by clicking the Buy Tickets button below!
The Book of Mormon is a comedy musical conceived of by Robert Lopez and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The idea behind the story came from Parker and Stones backgrounds growing up in Colorado where they grew intimately familiar with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day SAints and its members. The trio met and became friends at The University of Colorado Boulder where they later collaborated on a musical film, Cannibal! The Musical, which was also their first experience with movie musicals. This experience in comedy and satire led them to creating the famous South Park television show for Comedy Central, which exploded in popularity for its biting, offensive, and often filthy brand of satire.
After establishing themselves as masters of shock-comedy and satire, it was only natural that the comedy duo and their friend, Robert Lopez, would get together to work on The Book of Mormon.
The story tells the tale of two Latter-DAy Saints missionaries as they attempt to preach the faith to a remote Ugandan village only to come across apathy and disinterest since the village has more pressing concerns including; HIV/AIDS, famine, and oppression from village warlords.
Ever since it’s opening night, the play has found critical praise and favor, with many critics accepting its filthy, offensive nature and pointing out that there’s heart and depth to be found. The New York Post reports that audiences were “sore from laughing so hard” while other critics compare it to being a successful melding of dark elements to sunny melodies in a way that hasn’t happened since Mel Brooks adapted his film The Producers for the stage over a decade before.
The critical acclaim, audience reception, and heart has earned The Book of Mormon several awards including a 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical, a 2012 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, and a 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Musical. So this is your best chance to catch the incredible Book of Mormon live at Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon on Friday 15th May 2020!