The Tony Award-winning musical by the “South Park” guys returns to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre to usher in 2016.

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Is it all-“Star Wars”-all-the-time on the entertainment scene? Or is there still a big appetite for a previous flavor-of-the-year entertainment, the satirical musical “The Book of Mormon”?

Last we checked, the upcoming two-week Seattle run of “Book of Mormon,” set to open Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Paramount Theatre, is not yet sold out.

However, fans of the show should consider that the zany, Tony Award-winning romp by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone (and composer Robert Lopez) is still selling out on Broadway, where it debuted in 2011. The musical is also a roaring hit in London. A production is planned for Australia.


‘The Book of Mormon’

Dec. 29, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016, Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $58.75-$191.75 (877-784-4849 or

In 2013, the national touring edition packed the Paramount here — and returned to Seattle in 2014.

Not everyone finds laughs in playful jests at grinding poverty, AIDS, genital mutilation, rampaging warlords and a certain homegrown American religion.

But if you’re among the legions longing to watch a dorky, endearing posse of young Mormon missionaries search their souls, and try to convert — through song, dance and spoofery — the wary residents of a strife-riven Ugandan community, best reserve those tickets soon.

Oh, and by the way, there are plenty of “Star Wars” references in “The Book of Mormon,” and nods to “Lord of the Rings” too. They’re woven into the theological teachings of one creative missionary, who admits in song, “I’m making things up again …”

Editor’s note: This story was corrected on Dec. 24; an initial reference to Robert Lopez was incorrect.