‘South Park’ Snarksters Bringing ‘Book of Mormon’ to the Stage
Posted on Apr 15, 2010
Might we expect a joke or two about the missionary position? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, aka the Mormon Church, is getting the “South Park” treatment once again—but a little differently this time.
The two creators of the irreverent ’toon, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are teaming up with one of the masterminds behind “Avenue Q” to make a musical based on Mormonism called, well, “The Book of Mormon.” Take that one to the Tabernacle. —KA
The New York Post:
The musical tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent off to spread the word in a dangerous part of Uganda.
Their tale is told alongside the story of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Latter-day Saints.
“There’s a lot of Mormon stuff in our work because Matt and I both grew up around a lot of Mormons,” says Parker. “I’ve never met a Mormon I didn’t like. They’re really nice people. They’re so Disney.
They’re so Rodgers and Hammerstein.”
AP / Shea Walsh
Matt Stone, left, and Trey Parker attend the Comedy Central Emmy after-party in Los Angeles in 2008.