"The Book of Mormon," the hit Broadway musical by "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone (along with Robert Lopez of "Avenue Q" fame), opens Wednesday night in L.A. at the Pantages for its first foray outside of New York City. If you don't know the story, it's about a pair of eager young Mormon missionaries who get assigned to spread their religion in rural Africa, and the challenges to their faith they encounter.
"I've been wanting to see 'The Book of Mormon' since the moment I heard it existed," said musical fan Patrick Fisackerly. He says he's loved Parker and Stone since the early days of "South Park," along with the South Park movie, which was (much to the surprise of many fans) also a musical. "[It's] one of the best movie musicals of the last 30 years," Fisackerly said. (He's not alone in that opinion — musical composing legend Stephen Sondheim said that musical was "just terrific.")