Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the minds behind the long-running TV series South Park, The Book of Mormon is an unsurprisingly controversial production. This controversy has done nothing to decrease its popularity, and it is widely considered to be one of the funniest and most daring musicals showing today.
Following a pair of young Mormon missionaries sent from Salt Lake City to Uganda, the show is a lot more than just a satire of the Mormon church. While tackling religion, the musical also takes on colonialism and gender politics. Equal parts entertaining and insightful, The Book of Mormon is really about the power of individuals to make positive changes in the world and is surprisingly optimistic overall.
That said, the production is loaded with blue humor and controversial subjects and may not be for everyone.