The Book of Mormon - Who's Seen it?

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    Sep 24, 2013 2:44 PM GMT
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    Got our tickets for next month! I hear it's great. Anyone seen it yet? What did you think? Anyone planning on going?

    http://www.bookofmormonbroadway.com/
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 24, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    I have tickets to the road show in New Orleans next month. Show on Friday night, big gay halloween party Lazarus the next night. How's that for a big gay birthday?
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    Sep 24, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI have tickets to the road show in New Orleans next month. Show on Friday night, big gay halloween party Lazarus the next night. How's that for a big gay birthday?



    That's the show I'm going to. And donating a piece of art to the Lazarus fundraiser on Thursday night. You should try and come to the art auction.
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    Sep 24, 2013 6:15 PM GMT
    I have tickets to see it this Saturday in San Antonio. I am looking forward to it
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    Sep 24, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    Not yet, but is getting a lot of good reviews here in the Bay Area.
  • NHLFAN

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    Sep 24, 2013 6:41 PM GMT
    I saw it in Chicago and it's a great show. Very funny and entertaining. You won't be disappointed.
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    Sep 24, 2013 7:49 PM GMT
    It's terrific. Very South Park-y vibe as you'd expect; totally irreverant, racist, homophobic, but in a charming satirical way. Not for the religious or the easily offended. One of the funniest things about the experience, however, was that (in Toronto anyway) there were actual Mormon boys outside of the theatre talking to people and handing out copies of the Book of Mormon! Nice to see them embrace the free publicity!
  • jackooh

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    Sep 24, 2013 10:24 PM GMT
    freakin awesome! n not half as offensive as everyone keeps sayin peeps need to chill out, I'M GUNNA BAPTIZE YOOOOU
  • working_title

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    Sep 24, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
    I saw it in New York recently.
    I thought I would love it - as I enjoy that style of humour, and I work in theatre.
    Unfortunately, I found it a bit dull icon_sad.gif For me, the offensive jokes work really well in South Park and Team America, but just seemed crass on on real people.
    The rest of the audience were in hysterics, so perhaps it was just me... I was exhausted that night - which is never a good thing when watching a show.
    I hope you enjoy it. I'll be keen to hear what you think.
  • BillandChuck

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    Sep 24, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
    Saw it on Broadway THREE TIMES and the West End twice. Can you tell we love it? It's a naughty, naughty send-up, but it's just that, not a malevolent indictment of LDS or any religion. You'll laugh until your abs ache more than when you tried doing the Richard Gere ab workout from American Gigolo! (You know you tried it at least once! Oh, maybe that would be more relevant in the 40+/50+ thread! icon_lol.gif )
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    Sep 25, 2013 12:11 AM GMT
    I saw it on broadway....great show, but pushed my spiritual envelope.....but a must see.
  • jock_n_ca

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    Sep 25, 2013 12:36 AM GMT
    My face hurt from laughing so much. Great score. Great book.
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    Sep 25, 2013 3:18 AM GMT
    Zero interest
  • LeanBuilt

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    Sep 25, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    It's a fun show.
    Suggest you go on Youtube and type "book of mormon tony awards" and you will see the biggest numbers "Hello" and "I Believe" by the original cast. Awesome. There are other numbers available also.
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    Sep 25, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    I'll see it in San Francisco in November . . . I didn't care for the cast album (where are the memorable, hum-worthy show tunes?) but it will likely be much more fun in person.
  • BillandChuck

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    Sep 25, 2013 1:15 PM GMT
    noren saidI'll see it in San Francisco in November . . . I didn't care for the cast album (where are the memorable, hum-worthy show tunes?) but it will likely be much more fun in person.

    We found Book of Mormon's score and lyrics to be much more "relatable" in context; i.e., seeing the numbers with the staging, choreography, melody and lyrics all together make the songs far more memorable and repetitively enjoyable. It's a lot like The Drowsy Chaperone in that way. But..... hope you enjoy it when you see it.
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    Sep 26, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    Thanks! I appreciate your take on it and now look forward to it even more. And I like the Drowsy Chaperone quite a bit.
  • Laurence

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    Sep 26, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    I saw it in London.

    It's great, a bit musical-by-numbers, but every entertaining and only shocking if you've never seen South Park.

    Enjoy.
  • metweedrose

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    Dec 03, 2013 1:27 AM GMT
    Saw it a few days after it opened in New York. Well crafted, thought provoking, thoroughly entertaining theatrical experience. One of the best shows I have seen. No regrets.
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    Dec 15, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
    Saw it in late November.

    It's a symptom, not a musical. Not even one song will stand the test of time - in fact it was all forgotten by dinnertime. Yes, I laughed at the right places (the South Park boys are assuredly comedians), but I did not leave the Orpheum Theater with a song in my heart and I felt a bit sullied.