‘The Book of Mormon’ will anchor the Morrison Center’s 2014-15 season

Morrison Center executive director James Patrick promised next season would build on this year’s landmark run of “Wicked” with more blockbuster shows. “Wicked” opens April 16 for a 24-show run, the longest run of a Broadway show in the center’s history.

Well, he delivered.

The 2014-15 season brings two of the biggest tours on the road today, headlined by the nine-time Tony Award winner “The Book of Mormon,” one of the most talked about shows in the past two decades from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Robert Lopez of “Avenue Q.” It’s still one of the hottest — and hardest to get — tickets on Broadway.

It’s fresh, fun and filled with irreverent roasting of more than a few sacred cows. The energetic tour is getting rave reviews across the country and will make its way to Boise for a one-week, eight-show run in July 2015. Check out the opening number from the 2012 Tony Awards below.

Also coming is the national tour of “Jersey Boys,” the Tony Award winning musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. “Jersey Boys” will play for eight shows in December.

The Velma V. Morrison Center will start taking season renewals May 5; new subscribers can get on the waiting list starting May 12. New subscriptions will be processed after the renewals are completed in June. Season tickets are $189-$287 for the four-show subscription; a three-show subscription is $140-$203. Current subscribers will receive their packets in the mail about the first week of May. To get on the list go to MorrisonCenter.com. and sign up for the newsletter and download a form. For more information call the Morrison Center box office’s subscriber hotline at 426-1111.

Here’s the full season lineup for Broadway in Boise:

“Flashdance: The Musical” is by the screenwriter of the 1983 film about a Pittsburgh steel welder who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Put together by a team of Broadway veterans, it hasn’t played the Great White Way, yet. This is the 30th anniversary of the film. It will play three shows Oct. 21-23.

“Jersey Boys” tells the story of how four blue-collar kids from New Jersey became one of the most successful pop groups in music history. It’s filled with their greatest hits, such as “Rag Doll,” “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”
It plays for eight performances Dec. 2-7.

Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot,” a classic musical about the legend of King Arthur and his fabled knights of the round table, will play three shows Jan. 5-7, 2015.

“The Book of Mormon” follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. One missionary, Elder Price, is an enthusiastic go-getter with a strong dedication to his faith, while his partner, Elder Cunningham, is a socially awkward but well meaning nerd whose tendency to embroider the truth soon lands him in trouble. Upon their arrival in Africa, Elders Price and Cunningham learn that in a society plagued by AIDS, poverty and violence, a successful mission may not be as easy as they expected. It will play July 21-26, 2015.

Season Extras

Celebrity chef Alton Brown’s “The Edible Inevitable Tour” comes to Boise Feb. 27, 2015.

ABBA’s “Mamma Mia,” the hit musical filled with the Swedish super group’s pop hits such as “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.” and “Take A Chance on Me” will play March 17-18, 2015.

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