Things I Remember From Seeing The Book Of Mormon A Few Months Ago

I saw The Book of Mormon on Broadway a few months ago. If I tell people that, they’ll always be like, “Oh! What did you think?!” This is what I think.

  • Definitely get someone else to buy tickets for you.
  • There’s a lot of singing in musicals. Like, most of the time I’d say.
  • The characters don’t all talk in South Park voices.
  • Every mormon boy in the world is insanely fit except for Elder Cunningham.
  • A lot of the performers have comedy-related backgrounds.
  • The dudes who play mormon boys are like 57 years old, so theater is more about musical talent than accuracy.
  • There are many jokes in it.
  • Mormons wear weird pajamas.
  • The “The Book of Mormon” props they use on stage are all filled with blank pages – it is a ruse. Here’s an idea: put the script in there. Whoa. You’re welcome, Broadway.
  • There’s lots of AIDS in Uganda.
  • Typically, there are two main acts in a Broadway musical.
  • After Act I, I was like “This is the best thing I’ve ever seen in the entire world.”
  • After Act II, I was like “That was pretty good.”
  • It’s a satire of a musical that’s still totally a musical, i.e. it’s guilty of things it’s trying to satirize sometimes.
  • I liked it.

5 thoughts on “Things I Remember From Seeing The Book Of Mormon A Few Months Ago

  1. We saw Birbiglia in the first leg of his “Thank God for Jokes” tour. We were already fans, but after this 2014 Royal Oak, Michigan show, we realized his differential comic genius is in molding the show’s arc. We were taken on a delightful ride of unexpected shared laughter experienced through recognizing common human frailties and faults. All of us who were lucky enough to commune with Birbiglia during “Thank God for Jokes” received the gift of heavenly, soulful laughter. Amen.

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