Creators of South Park Create Mormon Musical

Trey Parker (left) & Matt Stone (right) at The Amazing Meeting in 2007

Trey Parker (left) & Matt Stone (right) at The Amazing Meeting in 2007. Photo: enseptico

Trey Parker and Matt Stone first created Cannibal! The Musical together, followed by the cult film Orgasmo. Now the duo is taking the religious approach. Working with Robert Lopez (one of the creators of Avenue Q), their new play, The Book of Mormon, is to be performed on Broadway by next March. The New York Post reports:

A lot of very smart theater people — Stephen Sondheim among them — think the movie “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” is one of the best musicals of the past 15 years.

“South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone demonstrated a flair for musical theater, lovingly sending up its conventions and traditions while knocking out a batch of witty, catchy tunes that echo the beloved scores of the Golden Age of Broadway.

It was inevitable that these guys would write a stage musical one day.

[Continues at New York Post]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donovan-Moore/715651471 Donovan Moore

    Mormons, F yeah.!!!!

    • http://www.victoriangothic.org Haystack

      They’ve been making fun of the Mormons for a pretty long time now. They could use some new material, IMHO.

      • Synapse

        It’s because Mormons are pretty funny, and won’t threaten you with death if you make a few jokes. Not that death threats stopped Matt and Trey, but the wusses in control of Comedy Central accepted the unspoken media rule that you can make fun of anyone you want except Muslims.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XFMMVBQQFHSWBLHZR5T74P564E memries

          or Scientologists– don’t forget the Scientologists

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donovan-Moore/715651471 Donovan Moore

    Mormons, F yeah.!!!!

  • http://www.victoriangothic.org Haystack

    They’ve been making fun of the Mormons for a pretty long time now. They could use some new material, IMHO.

  • EAGD

    I like their work, but they seem kinda hung up on the Mormon thing…

  • EAGD

    I like their work, but they seem kinda hung up on the Mormon thing…

  • Synapse

    It’s because Mormons are pretty funny, and won’t threaten you with death if you make a few jokes. Not that death threats stopped Matt and Trey, but the wusses in control of Comedy Central accepted the unspoken media rule that you can make fun of anyone you want except Muslims.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Either Matt and Trey, or both of them were mormons, and like to make fun of them. I have a mormon friend thats actually very pissed about this play they are making (yeah i know, mormons arent usually associated with getting pissed off, but there can be a variety right?)

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Either Matt and Trey, or both of them were mormons, and like to make fun of them. I have a mormon friend thats actually very pissed about this play they are making (yeah i know, mormons arent usually associated with getting pissed off, but there can be a variety right?)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XFMMVBQQFHSWBLHZR5T74P564E memries

    i’m sure that Mitten must be THRILLED!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XFMMVBQQFHSWBLHZR5T74P564E memries

    i’m sure that Mitten must be THRILLED!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XFMMVBQQFHSWBLHZR5T74P564E memries

    or Scientologists– don’t forget the Scientologists

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