The Book of Mormontook Broadway by storm when it premiered at the Eugene O’Neill theatre in New York in 2011 and – in addition to winning a whole host of awards – it has been breaking box office records in the US and around the world ever since. When tickets went on sale on February 2016 – almost a year ago to the day – Melbourne’s Princess Theatre recorded the highest selling on sale period for any production in the theatre’s 159-year history.

And it’s not hard to see why. Created by the duo behind South ParkTrey Parker and Matt Stone– and Robert Lopez of Avenue Qand Frozenpedigree, The Book of Mormonis funny, irreverent and absurdly heart-warming – but most of all, the music is fantastic.

Book of Mormon, Trey Parker, Matt Stone Ryan Bondy as Elder Price, photos by Jeff Busby

The show tells the story of a pair of bright-eyed Mormon missionaries who quickly find themselves in over their heads when they’re sent to a Ugandan village to spread the teachings of Joseph Smith. Canadian Ryan Bondy...