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Cheyenne Jackson to Star in Horribly Offensive Mormon Musical

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are working with Avenue Q co-writer Robert Lopez to bring all your terrifying Mormon stereotypes to the boards of Broadway in their new musical, Mormon Musical, which will star the ubiquitous Cheyenne Jackson, who you know from Xanadu, YouTube and every gay party camera wall in the city. Jackson says of the show:

“It’s hilarious – very acerbic and biting. It offends everybody but does what ‘South Park’ does best, which is by the end it comes around and has something great to say…I play the main missionary, Elder something.”

The show starts rehearsals next month, so you can probably expect funny undergraments, baptism for the dead, repressed polygamy and sexual confused missionaries sometime in early ’09. If you’re hoping for non-stop Mormon bashing set to song, you might want to wait for the reviews frist, Parker and Stone’s reputation are built on skewering everybody equally, so you may find yourself a target, too. Then again, their very first musical forray was called Cannibal!

By:           Japhy Grant
On:           Nov 19, 2008
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  • 9 Comments
    • angela o
      angela o

      is this the best they can do?

      Nov 19, 2008 at 9:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stenar
      Stenar

      Sounds yawny and boring to me. I’m all for poking fun at Mormons, but a whole musical about it? That makes me frowny.

      Nov 19, 2008 at 10:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Raposo
      Paul Raposo

      …Parker and Stone’s reputation are built on skewering everybody equally…

      Not really. On their toon they routinely use anti-gay slurs, but I’ve never heard a racial slur. Stone and Parker have always been populists–when Clinton was in power, they were bledding heart libs; Bush came into power, they became rabid right-wingers; now Obama is in power, they’re going liberal again. Ridiculous that anyone still sees them, or their opinions as relevant.

      Nov 19, 2008 at 10:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ken
      Ken

      They do too use other racial comments, every ep they Cartman uses Jew slurs, they have used the N word as the basis for a show with Wheel of Fortune, made fun of Mexicans and other South Americans with the gooback show, heck they still are the only show to have Mohammad in the show, as a super hero helping to fight the cult led by Blain.

      Nov 19, 2008 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • horus
      horus

      Dear Trey and Matt,

      we love you in our house, and can’t wait to see your new play. please bring it on the road here in phoenix. maybe the Gammage auditorium at ASU. we have lots of mormons here…

      your friend, eugene

      Nov 19, 2008 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joan
      Joan

      If it’s half as good as their “History of Mormonism” episode, I can’t wait!

      Nov 19, 2008 at 12:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John
      John

      These guys RULE!

      Team America! Fuck yeah!

      Equal Opp ‘piss takers’. As we’d say across the pond!

      Nov 19, 2008 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hephaestion
      Hephaestion

      I can’t wait to see it! I just pray it involves Cheyenne Jackson in a tight white t-shirt, though. The Mormon religion is ridiculous; it deserves AND HAS EARNED plenty of ridicule.

      Nov 19, 2008 at 5:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Insideguy
      Insideguy

      And here I was thinking of Cheyenne doing a musical of the the film, LATTER DAYS. I think that this show has possibilities. I love Cheyenne Jackson but he’s going to ruin my reputation for only being attracted to straight guys. Honest it is not me, it is just what the Mormons are saying about me.

      Nov 23, 2008 at 3:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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