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I did not Know a Show Could be so Good

       What is there to say about The Book of Mormon. It’s funny. It’s charming. It’s over the top in the best possible way. All of those statements are true, but what makes this story of a Mormon who struggles to cope with being sent to Uganda is that The Book of Mormon knows what it is, and isn’t afraid.

       The first thing that stuck out to me was the amazing set. It was so beautifully…

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Added by Broderick Johnson on May 12, 2016 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

I did not Know a Show Could be so Good

       What is there to say about The Book of Mormon. It’s funny. It’s charming. It’s over the top in the best possible way. All of those statements are true, but what makes this story of a Mormon who struggles to cope with being sent to Uganda is that The Book of Mormon knows what it is, and isn’t afraid.

       The first thing that stuck out to me was the amazing set. It was so beautifully…

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Added by Broderick Johnson on May 12, 2016 at 10:48pm — No Comments

I did not Know a Show Could be so Good

       What is there to say about The Book of Mormon. It’s funny. It’s charming. It’s over the top in the best possible way. All of those statements are true, but what makes this story of a mormon who struggles to cope with being sent to Uganda is that The Book of Mormon knows what it is, and isn’t afraid.

       The first thing that stuck out to me was the amazing set. It was so beautifully…

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Added by Broderick Johnson on May 12, 2016 at 10:48pm — No Comments

"I Believe" That You Should See Book of Mormon

Walking into the Orpheum Theater to see Book of Mormon, there is no way of truly understand what you are walking into. Book of Mormon is two-and-a-half hours of truly shocking theater. The nine time Tony Award winner was written by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, writers of South Park, as well as Robert Lopez. It is a satirical look at the Church of Latter Day Saints. Despite the shows dark humor and often vulgarity, the Church of Latter Day Saints published a…

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Added by Anne Boatman on May 12, 2016 at 10:39pm — 3 Comments

Catchy or Crass? Why Not Both! -A Book of Mormon Review

Catchy or Crass? Why Not Both! -A Book of Mormon Review

Kate Lawless

The Book of Mormon has a reputation for being one of the most outrageously funny shows on Broadway. It’s a religious satire musical, most famous for it’s shockingly unapologetic (and definitely politically incorrect) jokes as well as inappropriately cheery and catchy music.



The Book of Mormon is about Kevin Price (Ryan Bondy),…

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Added by Kate Lawless on May 12, 2016 at 10:20pm — 1 Comment

Convert to The Book of Mormon Fan Club

The book of Mormon is unlike any other musical. Created by Robert Lopez, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone, the creators of the famously controversial TV Series “South Park,”  “Book of Mormon” premiered on Broadway in 2011. Since then, it has gone on several tours and continues to captivate audiences with its blunt, bawdy humor. While I was impressed by the Musical’s ability to offend everyone in the theater, yet gain their applause, I was also captivated by the…

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Added by Nina Afremov on May 12, 2016 at 10:15pm — 1 Comment

Utah to Uganda

            Within seconds I found myself enveloped in a world of bright opportunity and promising commitment. Directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon is about two missionaries, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, faced with the prospect of being sent to Uganda to convert Africans to the Mormon faith. With little success and facing a hostile warlord Price and Cunningham begin to question the God they have believed in for as long as they can remember. They…

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Added by Anika Besst on May 12, 2016 at 9:47pm — 2 Comments

All American Musical

     Before going to most shows, I do my research. I find out about awards the show has won, listen to the soundtrack, go through a brief summary, etc. The show was fast paced, full of movement, and full of comedy. Sometimes, I even had to ask my friend what was going on. I was not alone. She had to ask me, a couple of times, what they had just said. Pronunciation is key in any good show. The Book of Mormon is not any good show. It is the pinnacle of comedy and performance. It’s no surprise…

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Added by Avery Ronning on May 12, 2016 at 9:34pm — 1 Comment

Hasa Diga Eebowhy Are You So Funny?

Never in my life have I seen a performance as offensive, groundbreaking, and laugh-out-loud funny as “The Book of Mormon,” currently on tour in downtown Minneapolis at the one and only Orpheum Theater. Having seen this production years ago on Broadway, the bar was set high for the touring cast in my eyes. However, the cast gave truly gave it their all bringing talent and jocularities to spare.

 

“The Book of Mormon” manages to ridicule major demographics of people (blacks,…

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Added by Leo Driessen on May 12, 2016 at 8:40pm — 1 Comment

The Book of Mormon: "I Believe"

The raunchiest show in this year’s line-up, The Book of Mormon, at the Orpheum Theatre until May 29, is a hilarious, gut-busting comedy that crosses the line so many times that the audience can no longer identify where the line is located. Winner of nine Tony awards, this show is a classical musical with an updated sense of humor. A uplifting tale of a pair of nineteen year-old Mormons who are sent from the safe haven of Salt Lake City to Uganda, a country where they have given up all…

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Added by Janna Fitzgerald on May 12, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

I Believe in the Power of Theatre!!!

The Book of Mormon completely defies the standards of musical theatre and yet still contains all of the show stopping tap numbers, a phenomenal act 1 finales and outstanding orchestrations that every audience member hopes for.

The Book of Mormon, written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent to Uganda for two years to try and convert as many Africans to the church of Jesus Christ. Now this shows has me sitting in the…

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Added by Aubrey Salita on May 12, 2016 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

This Book Could Be Worth the Hype

                Book of Mormon preforms again at the Orpheum in Minneapolis, and it isn’t a show that disappoints. The show receiving many high recognitions for its hilarious book and lyrics and outrageous musical numbers. The highly inappropriate show isn’t probably one for the old mom and pa or the kids (unless of course they enjoyed Avenue Q) but has its own charm in its extravagant scenic design and musical numbers.

                The show had seamless scenic changes, with…

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Added by Amy Walus on May 12, 2016 at 7:51pm — 2 Comments

I Believe That You’ll Love The Book of Mormon

When it came time to finally see The Book of Mormon at the Orpheum Theater, I can hardly say I felt unprepared. I had listened to many of the songs from the soundtrack and I knew the general storyline pretty well. However, seeing the show unfold before me was a completely different cup of tea. And I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

The musical…

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Added by Claire Karges on May 12, 2016 at 7:42pm — 1 Comment

“You and Me (But Mostly Me),” are going to review: The Book of Mormon

Raunchy, humorous, and almost entirely splendid. These words can be used to describe…

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Added by Claire Blonigen on May 12, 2016 at 7:34pm — 1 Comment

The Book of Mormon: Incredibly Funny or Incredibly Offensive?

The national tour of the wildly popular religious satire The Book of Mormon opened at the Orpheum theater this past Tuesday night. The show has been, in general, received very well, winning nine Tonys and even being called “the funniest musical on Broadway” by some. And though it is true that the writing is hilarious and there were many moments that the characters had me cracking up, it is astonishing that there hasn’t been more backlash from the public…

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Added by Heidi Wiese on May 12, 2016 at 7:24pm — 1 Comment

Hello my name is...

Ever wondered what it's like to sit on the edge of your seat for the majority of a show out of excitement? Ever laughed and felt so bad for laughing at a hilarious yet terrible joke? Have you ever seen The Book Of Mormon? Yes! Everything was a yes for me, the Book of Mormon written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopez three incredible authors was the strangest yet most creative you may ever see. You will feel hyped, sad, mad, and goofy all in one song.…

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Added by Ananda Cordova Stuart on May 12, 2016 at 6:03pm — 1 Comment

PROMenading Mythology-Style

As a high school senior, I've had my fair share of prom experiences by now. I've dealt with the gag-worthy drama, the magical dress-shopping, the awkward date, and the juicy gossip of who did what-where-when-why-how-and with whom the Monday after. I've also had my fair share of prom spin-offs that lack originality and seem stale. Blessed be the gods, however, because A Night In Olympus was NOT one of those lackluster, stale-bread prom shows. Olympus still dealt with…

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Added by Colleen Scallen on May 12, 2016 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Hello…I Would Like to Share with You the Most Amazing Show

When people think of Mormons, they might think of Utah, Mitt Romney, multiple wives, and a ban on caffeine. Many think of the very conservative lifestyle by which Mormonism is characterized. The musical The Book of Mormon, however, is anything but conservative; it is side-splittingly funny, full of sharp and no-stone-left-unturned humor, and pushes any and all boundaries beyond their breaking points. Debuting in 2011 as the brainchild of the South Park--infamous…

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Added by Colleen Scallen on May 12, 2016 at 5:15pm — No Comments

The Prophet of Paisley Park

I am no stranger to The Book of Mormon. The musical that is, not the sacred text. I have listened to the soundtrack countless numbers of times, learned all the curse words I needed to know, and set off on my merry way. About 4 years ago I saw the The Book of Mormon when it went on national tour and was blown away. This week I came back to the very same Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, and noticed many things that had not reached my finely tuned-musical-theatre-radar before.…

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Added by Mary Katherine Fiala on May 12, 2016 at 5:09pm — 2 Comments

I'm Not Making Things Up Again With The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is full of unapologetic humor, which had me falling off my seat with uncontrollable laughter. As we all know The Book of Mormon was Hamilton five years ago. The only difference is that The Book of Mormon comes to Minnesota numerous times. This musical is about a prodigy student in the Mormon Church, Elder Price (Ryan Bondy), who goes off on his mission trip to spread the word of God around the world. Price gets paired up with another Elder who seems to know nothing of The…

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Added by Natalie Juell on May 12, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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