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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is back and as good as ever. Once again returning to the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, the “best musical of the century” is as entertaining as it has ever been. My second time seeing the show, I was once again blown away by the quality of the production, the talent of the actors, and the genius of the material they are working with. The story follows Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, two Mormon missionaries who are sent to Uganda to convert the native people. Doing so…

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Added by Matthew Maxam on May 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Mormon Roller Coaster

Don’t slam that door on this show like that missionary just yet! The Book of Mormon, written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone, is an outrageous comedy of two Mormon missionaries trying to convert the people of Uganda to their religion.  In most cases, anything that touches religion is a hazy subject matter. The creators of South Park making a musical with Mormons as the main subject turns heads. This show is like…

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Added by Gerald Christopher Boles on May 12, 2016 at 11:59pm — 1 Comment

Have Faith and Man Up! The Book is Finally Back.

In 2011, the makers of South Park and a composer of Frozen joined forces to create one of the most inappropriate, hilarious, raunchy, and fascinatingly thoughtful musicals ever to be seen. At last, The Book of Mormon has returned to the Twin Cities!…

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Added by Miranda Mier on May 12, 2016 at 11:19pm — 1 Comment

The Book of Mormon Will Have You Wet with Salvation

The Book of Mormon is back at the Orpheum! It couldn’t have come back soon enough. This show is full of laugh out loud humor, great dance numbers, clever lines, and references. A parody of the mormon religion this show draws in a wide range of audience members. The jokes gracefully walk the line between hilarious and offensive. The script is full of gems like "I am wet with salvation," "In 1975 god changed his mind about black people," the gay Mormon who expresses the fact that he constantly…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on May 12, 2016 at 11:19pm — 1 Comment

Doubts about this Show? Turn them Off!

    The Book of Mormon deconstructs the binary of wholesome and crude, combining gut wrenching laughter with a compelling and inspirational story. This musical beautifully tackles the struggles of desire, and how an initially not so perfect outcome can be the one that was needed all along, and is now playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. A quick disclaimer; this show contains a great message for all…

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Added by Emma Carlson on May 12, 2016 at 11:00pm — 2 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 10:49pm — 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 Annika 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

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