The Book of Mormon


Writers: Robert Lopez Trey Parker Matt Stone


Show Information

Number of Acts
Tony Award®
Best Musical 2011
First Produced
Comedy, Satire
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
utah and uganda, the present
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Some Dance
Ideal for
Mostly Male Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Male, Mature Audiences, Large Cast
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult characters


The hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, written by “South Park”’s Trey Stone and Matt Smith and Frozen’s Robert Lopez, is an irreverent, hysterical, and surprisingly sweet send-up of religion, culture shock, and classic musical theatre. In The Book of Mormon, two very different young LDS missionaries --the talented, eager Elder Price and the nerdy, pathologically lying Elder Cunningham-- are paired together and sent to Uganda to perform their two-year mission. To the missionaries’ disappointment, the local population seems to be more focused on the poverty, famine, AIDS epidemic, and despotic warlord in their midst than on religion. It’s going to be a fight for salvation. While Elder Price combats his own expectations and doubts, Elder Cunningham battles his inability to remember scripture or tell the truth, fellow missionary Elder McKinley crushes his homosexual urges, and the beautiful Ugandan Nabalungi fights to keep her hopes and dreams alive in the midst of great terror and uncertainty. It will take a little inventiveness, a lot of teamwork, and perhaps an excommunication or two for the Elders to succeed in their mission.

Lead Characters

The Book of Mormon guide sections