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"Leap of Faith" Will Save "Your God Damned Soul"

“Leap of Faith” has been playing at the New Century theater since April 29th. It follows reverend Jonas Nightingale, a con man, as he leads a christian Revival in a small town his company is stranded in, as well as his new, complicated, and surprising romance. This musical is based on the movie “Leap of Faith,” which came out in 1992 and stars Steve Martin as Jonas. The musical version was debuted in 2010, and opened on Broadway in 2012. Even though the New Century theater is…

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Added by Ruby Regan on May 22, 2016 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

This is No Spooky Mormon Hell Dream

Madilyn Duffy

The Book of Mormon

 

This is No Spooky Mormon Hell Dream

This was it. The production I had waited all year for. “It’s raunchy,” some people warned. “The jokes are very adult,” others said. After seeing The Book of Mormon on Tuesday night, I began to realize that everyone was right. But that’s what…

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Added by Madilyn Duffy on May 19, 2016 at 9:32am — 1 Comment

I didnt want the Book of Mormon to turn off the jokes!!

In this day and age many a religion is misunderstood, but Broadway has stepped into the fray to clear things up. Count one slightly less misunderstood religion thanks to The Book Of Mormon, showing at the Orpheum theatre through May 29. And what we understand is a fundamental truth about this crazy religion – all you have to do is ‘just believe.’ Throughout this spectacular gospel of a show you get such a clear and for sure not altered depiction of the Mormon lifestyle and the Mormon religion.… Continue

Added by Emma on May 18, 2016 at 9:45pm — 1 Comment

Say Hello To The Book Of Mormon

Alyssa Huete

Book Of Mormon Review

 

On Tuesday, May 10th I had the great chance to see The Book Of Mormon for my second time. After seeing the show once before, I wondered if I was going to enjoy it as much as the first time, since I already knew all the jokes and songs, but it was silly for me to have any doubts at all. It went past my expectations, being…

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Added by Alyssa Huete on May 18, 2016 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: "Go, Go, Go Joseph"

A classic family show, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is playing at the Orpheum from March 29 through April 3. With catchy tunes and colorful costumes, this show transports the audience back to biblical times in a way that is modernized and engaging. The show tells the story of Joseph, a boy that is incredibly talented and kind but hated by his eleven brothers. His brothers sell him to be a slave out of jealousy, beginning Joseph’s…

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Added by Janna Fitzgerald on May 17, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Man Up and See This Show!

Book of Mormon, Written by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Robert Lopez, brings musicals into the modern age.  It is set within a modern plot intertwined with real everyday issues our world currently faces. At a time when Mormons are flooding the news, Book of Mormon as only increased in popularity and demand.

With its careful yet accurate mockery of a world…

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Added by Martha Broadnax on May 16, 2016 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment

The Book of Mormon

The Orpheum theatre was chock full of laughter for two straight hours on the opening night of The Book of Mormon. Written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone, this witty musical comedy takes you on the mission of two Mormons: Elder Price (Ryan Bondy) and Elder Cunningham (Cody Jamison Strand). They are an unlikely pair, and things go unexpectedly for them and their new friend Nabulungi (Candace Quarrels). The show is a work of art; the performance and set design leave nothing to be… Continue

Added by Catherine Lily Wojda on May 15, 2016 at 7:20pm — 1 Comment

The Book Of Mormon Serves Well (With a Side of Racism)

Life never turns out how anyone expects it to, especially for prodigal Elder Kevin Price, who has just been sent to Uganda for his Mormon mission trip, despite years worth of prayers asking to be sent to Orlando. This critically-acclaimed musical focuses on the plight of Elder Price and his overly-excited partner, Elder Cunningham, while they try to entice Ugandan villagers to be baptized. This show pulls out all the stops in music, costuming, choreography, and lighting, in a…

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Added by R. Grace Carey on May 15, 2016 at 1:18am — 1 Comment

A Night At Olympus

Have you ever wished to be someone entirely new? One girl’s wish to do just that was fulfilled in the light, comical musical, A Night At Olympus. Set in the extraordinarily flat town of Olympus, Indiana, this musical chronicled the transformative journey of Maggie, the average girl who wished to attend the prom with the hottest guy in school. When Maggie discovered that one of her teachers was Venus, she asked the…

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Added by R. Grace Carey on May 15, 2016 at 1:13am — No Comments

Seeing the Show Again was Pretty BOM

Naveh Shavit-Lonstein

Book of Mormon 

Seeing the Show Again was Pretty BOM

I expect a lot from touring shows. But when I know the music almost too well, know how popular the show still is five years after it’s premiere, and I have seen a tour of the show in the exact same theater as this past Tuesday night, my expectations skyrocketed. However

The Book of Mormon tells…

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Added by Naveh Shavit-Lonstein on May 13, 2016 at 9:58pm — 2 Comments

The Understudy Saves the Day

George Mulder

The Book of Mormon

The Understudy Saves the Day

            Tony Award winning musical The Book of Mormon has had audiences laughing hysterically since its Broadway opening in 2011. Over five years, the script has not changed. It’s back in Minneapolis after less than two years. The people loved it here so much, so they brought it to the Orpheum Theatre once again, running for three weeks through May 29. The Book of Mormon…

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Added by George Mulder on May 13, 2016 at 8:44pm — 1 Comment

I Believe It's One of the Best!

     Returning for another run on the Orpheum stage, in Minneapolis, The Book of Mormon is a smash-hit that is sure to leaving you crying with laughter! The Book of Mormon tells the hilarious story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a village in Uganda, where a brutal General is threatening the native people. Being paired with the unprofessional Elder Cunningham, Elder Price expects to take the spotlight in baptizing and converting the Ugandan people, but when the people…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on May 13, 2016 at 7:48pm — No Comments

The Book of Mormon - It's Back!

Karina Karbo-Wright

The Book of Mormon



The Book of Mormon



From the creators of the controversial television cartoon South Park, comes one of the most taboo musicals to grace the Broadway stage. The Book of Mormon focuses on two young men who recently completed missionary training. Elder Price is the stereotypical perfect and eager young man and is unfortunately paired with the clownish Elder Cunningham. Elder Price dreams of going to the sandy beaches of Orlando, but… Continue

Added by Karina Karbo-Wright on May 13, 2016 at 6:52pm — 1 Comment

The Book Of Mormon Achieves Something Incredible

One of The Book of Mormon’s most memorable numbers is a song in which the protagonist, Elder Price, decides to convert a murderous warlord. While the song includes some scathing jokes about the apparent ridiculousness of certain Mormon beliefs, at its core, it’s a triumphant ode to the act of having faith. This musical about two young Mormons who encounter disease, poverty, and brutality for the first time while on a mission trip to Uganda, could easily have been grim and…

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Added by Annie Schoonover on May 13, 2016 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

Hello! The Book of Mormon is in Minneapolis!

Devyn Terry

Book of Mormon

 

As a nine time Tony award winner, there was a lot of hype surrounding The Book of…

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Added by Devyn Terry on May 13, 2016 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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

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