The New York Times hailed it as "the best musical of this century." Vogue called it "the funniest musical of all time." The Washington Post deemed it "an extraordinarily well-crafted musical assault on all things holy."
Trust us, they're not lying.
And now lucky San Franciscans have a chance to experience the musical maelstrom that is "The Book of Mormon" firsthand. For five weeks in November, the nine-time Tony Award-winning spectacle descends on the Curran Theatre.
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Matt Stone and Trey Parker's masterpiece (the geniuses behind "South Park," for those of you who live in a cave) chronicles the adventures of two young Mormon missionaries as they attempt to spread their gospel through Africa -- and find themselves slapped in the face with reality around every corner. Conservative folks may raise eyebrows at the off-color humor (one character repeatedly complains about maggots in his scrotum throughout the course of the show), but we think the story will be right at home here. This is San Francisco, after all.
Tickets are currently on sale exclusively for Shorenstein Hays Nederlander theatre subscribers, but the website promises general admission will available at a later date.
Stay on top of SHN's announcements if you hope to catch a glimpse of the action, as even New York's hopeful spectators still find it nearly impossible to wedge themselves into the Eugene O'Neill theatre.
In the mean time, get excited with images and video from the show below. Spooky Mormon hell dream, here we come!