'Book of Mormon' musical coming to Utah in 2015

By: The Associated Press
March 8, 2014 Updated: March 8, 2014 at 9:50 am
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photo - FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, the angel Moroni statue, silhouetted against a cloud-covered sky, sits atop the Salt Lake Temple in Temple Square in Salt Lake City. A newly-posted article, part of a series of recent online articles posted on the website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, affirms the faith's belief that humans can become like God in eternity, but explains that the "cartoonish image of people receiving their own planets" is not how the religion envisions it. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, the angel Moroni statue, silhouetted against a cloud-covered sky, sits atop the Salt Lake Temple in Temple Square in Salt Lake City. A newly-posted article, part of a series of recent online articles posted on the website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, affirms the faith's belief that humans can become like God in eternity, but explains that the "cartoonish image of people receiving their own planets" is not how the religion envisions it. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A popular satirical musical about Mormon missionaries will play next year in Salt Lake City, just down the street from the worldwide headquarters of the faith it's mocking.

The "Book of Mormon" musical has been scheduled for a run at the Capitol Theatre from July 28 to Aug. 9, 2015. This will be the first time the show has come to Salt Lake City since it debuted on Broadway in 2011.

The Capitol Theatre is less than a half mile from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' flagship temple and headquarters.

The Mormon church on Friday reiterated its past statement about the show, saying it might entertain audiences for an evening, but the real Book of Mormon changes people's lives forever.

It's estimated that six in 10 Utah residents are Mormon.

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