The Book of Mormon: Twenty reasons you've got to see it, courtesy the cast and crew
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"I'd hope that it would destroy divisions between people: economic classes, religions, non-religions," Creel says. "I think the thing the play arrives at the best is that we're all kind of in this together trying to figure out what we're doing here. The answers are only in the life that we live."
9. Just imagine the ideas that never left the cutting room floor.
"There's certainly a lot of material that didn't make it into the finished show," Lopez says. "We had this rough idea for what was going to happen to Elder Price once he got to the warlord. Our first idea was that the warlord was just going to basically fuck him up the ass, and we thought it would be pretty funny if we went there with The Book of Mormon. But we told [our producer] and she was like, 'That's the worst idea you've ever had.'"
8. It explores current events (but to give too many away would be a spoiler).
"This musical -- a musical -- is exposing genital mutilation, these issues that are happening now, probably today," Creel says. "That's where humor and horror are necessary. It's never been done before in a topical sense in this way where it's classic theater. There's a proscenium and we're all singing out and doing very idealistic singing, but we're sitting there saying, 'God lives on a planet called Kolob.'"
7. Its original (and risqué) content caught even its cast members off-guard.
"I read the script when I was auditioning, and no one was able to see it then," Gertner says. "We sort of had to take the script into a little office and read it there. It was very private, and I remember thinking, 'They can't say this. They can't do this.'"
6. The show's creators aren't fans of the skyrocketing Craigslist ticket prices, either.
"That's bullshit," Matt Stone says.
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