In November of 2011, I wrote a glowing review of the soundtrack of The Book of Mormon. Ticket prices were (and still) astronomical and darn near impossible to get. I thought I would have to wait for the OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF Broadway (I’m talking dinner theater or student production show) to see this on stage. When I was invited to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I decided to splurge and see the show in Los Angeles before heading home. The Book of Mormon was everything I wanted and so much more!
The show was held at the Pantages Theater and according to the group of ladies sitting near me, the theater has been a staple in LA for half a century.
This play is offensive to EVERYONE. I laughed, I cried, I reassured the people around me that I wasn’t bothered by some of the racial jokes. For fans of South Park (Matt Stone and Trey Parker are two of the creators of the show) and fans of musicals that starred Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, or other folks from the MGM movie musical days, this is the show for you.
I enjoyed it so much that I plan to see it when my sister and I head to New York for Book Expo America. While she’s getting “ed-u-ma-cated” on the hottest literature, I’ll be staking out the BOM lottery for $32.00 tickets at the Eugene O’Neil Theater. Same thing for the stop in Philadelphia.
Call me a Believer.