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The award-win­ning “The Book of Mor­mon” is play­ing to packed houses at Mel­bourne’s Princess The­atre. The po­lit­i­cally in­cor­rect, satir­i­cal and ex­tremely funny mu­si­cal tells the story of two newly-trained Mor­mon mis­sion­ar­ies who are sent to a Ugan­dan vil­lage to spread their re­li­gion’s teach­ings. Elder Price (Ryan Bondy) is po­lite, de­voted, ex­tremely con­fi­dent and am­bi­tious. He’s less than happy to be go­ing to Africa and also not too thrilled with his ‘part­ner’, Elder Cun­ning­ham (Nyk Bielak). Af­ter Elder Price has a cri­sis of faith it’s up to the hap­less Elder Cun­ning­ham to save the vil­lagers’ souls. Ex­cel­lent per­for­mances from all cast mem­bers, many funny lines and big mu­si­cal num­bers, bril­liantly chore­ographed and per­formed by an en­thu­si­as­tic ensem­ble, en­sure “The Book of Mor­mon” lives up to the hype that sur­rounds it. Rec­om­mended for ma­ture au­di­ences.

On­go­ing, Princess The­atre, 163 Spring Street, Mel­bourne. 1300 723 038.

Ryan Bondy as Elder Price and Au­gustin Aziz Tchantcho as The Gen­eral in the Aus­tralian pre­miere of “The Book of Mor­mon” at the Princess The­atre, Mel­bourne. © Jeff Busby.

The Aus­tralian Con­ser­va­toire of Bal­let’s “Swan Lake”.

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