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South Park Creators Coming To Broadway With "Mormon Musical"

Treyparker_mattstone It appears that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are done lampooning the Church of Scientology and will soon be focusing their finely-tuned satiristic powers on an altogether different faith -- namely the Church of the Latter Day Saints -- by way of a Broadway show aptly titled Mormon Musical.

Yeah, this oughta be interesting.

The forthcoming musical, co-written by composer Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, focuses on the "lives and (many) loves of typical members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints," and will star openly gay actor Cheyenne Jackson, who has said of the production only that he plays "the main missionary, Elder something." Neat!

South Park has poked fun of the Mormons and their faith before, of course. The 2003 episode of the show, What About The Mormons?, portrayed followers of the religion as using piety and niceness to con stupid people into converting to Mormonism. Parker and Stone's commentary on the episode sheds a bit more light on their views on, and experiences with, the religion:

You can also watch the full episode of What About The Mormons? online here, if you're into that sort of thing.

No specific date has yet been set for the debut of Mormon Musical, but rehearsals started this month with plans for it to begin its Broadway run sometime in 2009. Sooo... think this is something you'll take the family to see? Could make for a lovely evening out -- a little dinner and heresy, anyone?

And now, unrelated to Mormon Musical but very relevant to the holiday season, please to enjoy the following South Park xmastastic vids! Happy Holidays, everybody!

The Spirit Of Christmas: Jesus vs Santa

South Park Christmas Songs

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BaltimoreGal

This makes me so very happy. Although a live version of Cannibal: The Musical would make me even happier.




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