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The Book of Mormon musical is a box office powerhouse written by the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the co-creator of Avenue Q, Robert Lopez (composer for Disney’s 2013 Frozen film). Parker and Stone were inspired by their own South Park episode “All About Mormons”, which first aired on Comedy Central in 2003. Despite parodying Mormonism, the South Park creators found it difficult to poke fun due to how friendly and nice Mormons generally are. The pair allegedly visited Salt Lake City, Utah to conduct research for the show.
The Book of Mormon follows the story of two young Mormon missionaries, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, working to spread the word of the Latter Day Saints to the locals in a small town in Uganda. The LDS church members realise how daunting their task is when they discover the villagers are more concerned with the AIDS epidemic, oppression, and starvation.