The Book of Mormon in Seattle Details
The Book of Mormon is the runaway Broadway hit that took the stage by storm in 2011 and shows no signs of slowing down. The creation of Trey Parker and Matt Stone (South Park), The Book of Mormon is a musical comedy that follows the story of a Mormon missionary in Uganda. While the musical does poke fun at Mormon missionaries, the prevailing theme is the power of love and service. Despite the indifferent response of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church did ultimately buy advertising space in the show’s playbill.
While Parker and Stone are known for their edgy and sometimes crass show South Park, The Book of Mormon goes a different route and has been received with overwhelmingly positive acclaim. After success with staging the workshops in 2008, producers Scott Rudin and Anne Garefino chose to open The Book of Mormon directly on Broadway instead of premiering off-Broadway like most productions do. The gamble paid off and by 2017 it had grossed over $500 million, making it one of the most successful musicals of all time. This is The Book of Mormon’s second time onstage at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
Originally opened in 1928 under as the Seattle Theatre, the Paramount Theatre boasts nearly 3,000 seats and is an official City of Seattle landmark. In October of 1974, the Paramount Theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Paramount Theatre stands as a magnificent reminder of the building’s storied past. Originally created as a movie palace when silent movies and vaudeville ruled the entertainment industry, the Paramount Theatre has played host to scores of famous performers throughout its nearly one hundred years. Pink Floyd, Madonna, Heart, The Grateful Dead, and Nirvana have all performed at the Paramount Theatre, which was the first venue in the US to have a convertible floor system. Perhaps most notable is the original Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ which is one of only three of the style still in use today. From silent films to lavish Broadway shows, the Paramount is a gorgeous venue that’s steeped in magnificent history.
The Book of Mormon has been nominated for dozens of awards, winning more than 30. The show won an astounding 9 Tony Awards in 2011, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Orchestrations. It also won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album in 2012. Additionally, The Book of Mormon has received 5 Drama Desk Awards, and 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards, all in 2011.
How much does it cost to see The Book of Mormon in Seattle?
Tickets to see The Book of Mormon in Seattle are around $183 per person.
The Book of Mormon in Seattle dates
The Book of Mormon is playing as a limited engagement in Seattle from May 19 to May 31, 2020. Days and times vary, so be sure to the schedule when purchasing tickets.
How long is The Book of Mormon?
The Book Of Mormon is approximately 2hrs, 30mins.