This one is going to be short and sweet. As per usual, I am in a whirlwind of busy, crazy exhausted trying to get the musical together as well as an entertaining Halloween costume, and then there’s the added bonus of my sister’s new baby being due any minute now and I found myself with no Friday post for this week. So I put together a little something about my latest Broadway excursion.
Last weekend, I have the chance to finally see The Book of Mormon on Broadway. It opened years ago, and I’ve always wanted to see it, but sold out shows, ticket prices and a priority to go see other shows took precedent over this one. So when a coworker arranged for a block of tickets, I took advantage of the opportunity.
It was definitely worth the wait, although I have to admit I knew a lot less about it than I thought. I thought for sure I had heard songs from it – it’s been on Broadway for eight years at least – but I only recognized a few. I knew the storyline was a satirical look at the Church of Latter Day Saints, but I had no idea that the two main characters end up as missionaries in Uganda or about what happens while they’re there (I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t had a chance to see it). So while it’s kind of funny that the show has been out for so long and I have known virtually nothing about it. Made for some fun surprises along the way.
If you’re at all easily offended or particularly religious, this is not the show for you. But if you enjoy a satirical look at anything, you will love every minute of this show.
The Book of Mormon is currently playing at the Eugene O’Neil theater.