Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mormon the Musical?

Oh those South Park guys are such cards, aren't they?

It looks like Mormons may soon turn their attention from banning gay marriage to shutting down Broadway.

Surely, that'll be their next goal after they see Mormon Musical, a Broadway show from the wonderfully twisted minds of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, who co-wrote Avenue Q.

According to the New York Post's Pop Wrap column, Mormon Musical focuses on the lives and loves of Mormons and will star openly gay actor Cheyenne Jackson, fresh off a run in Xanadu where he was nicely packed into a pair of jean shorts. Unfortunately, his wardrobe in Mormon Musical, which casts him as a Mormon missionary, will likely be less revealing. Then again, maybe it won't. This is from the South Park guys, after all.

As for the Mormon Musical script, which is currently being workshopped, "It's hilarious, very acerbic and biting," Cheyenne tells the newspaper. "It offends everybody but does what South Park does best, which is by the end it comes around and has something great to say."

This will be great for a laugh but I wish the play had a higher aim than just Broadway. Playing this on Broadway to a bunch of New Yorkers or theater enthusiasts is like preaching to the choir. We know transparency of religion and religious thinking but then again I don't think the goal is anything more than just a comedy. It would be great though to have this show right smack in the middle of a public square in Salt Lake City or even Better Provo, Utah.

4 comments:

David said...

Will there be power ballads? I'm not interested if there aren't any power ballads.

Patrick said...

Hellz to the wikki-wikki yeah!

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Conrad said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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