Review: ‘The Book of Mormon’ Has Arrived in Seattle

The Book of Mormon on Equality365

The “Latter Day” Saints come marching in!

It’s a triumphant return (to Seattle) for ‘The Book of Mormon’! This comedy musical is a classic worthy of your time. The current national tour even boasts a Puget Sound native, Michael Buchanan. He made it from Gig Harbor to New York and now back to The Paramount in Seattle. We love our locals and pray he and the cast have a great run. The show is only running until January 10th. Get your tickets here or see the end of the review to learn about the ticket lottery.

The Book Of Mormon

Photo Credit Joan Marcus, 2015

This production is fun. It delivers laughs with a bit of sarcasm, a touch of guilt and enough naughtiness to please everyone. We believe that if you are easily offended you may want to enjoy it twice.

It is a hell of a ride.

This was my first experience with ‘The Book’ and I’m glad I have now earned my Holy undies. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the four-time Emmy Award winning duo of ‘South Park’ fame struck gold with this one. And I’m not talking about Joseph Smiths “Golden Tablets”.

THE BOOK OF MORMON by Parker , Stone, , Writers – Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Music – Robert Lopez, Director – Casey Nicholaw, Design –Scott Pask, Costume design – Ann Roth, Lighting – Brian MacDevitt, London West End, 2014 , Credit: Johan Persson/

THE BOOK OF MORMON – London West End, 2014 , Credit: Johan Persson

No, no one living has ever seen those “Secret Golden Tablet’s” that the Mormon Jesus wrote and hid from the world except the Church.

The show offers so many great moments it is hard for me to pick a favorite. I do really love the chemistry of Elder Price (Billy Harrigan Tighe) and Elder Cunningham (A. J. Holmes). Their timing was impeccable.

Elder Price, the perfect Mormon son set to change the world on his holy mission and his mission partner, Elder Cunninham, the other, well, possibly not so perfect counterpart. Their struggles and challenges really make the story interesting.

The music and lyrics are terrific as well. The dialogue and story line are easy to follow yet interwoven with enough fun innuendo, little insults and sordid tidbits for everyone. There is no part of the show without a zinger or three. It is just a fun ride. I laughed out loud at several different scenes. I think I even looked around me to make sure I didn’t startle anyone with my outbursts.

To sum it all up; get out there and see the show. It will sell out fast and I pray you grab a ticket.

Ticket prices vary but you could take a chance, show up early, and try the ticket lottery. Every show will have a few $25.00 seats available. Praise “Latter Day” Jesus! (Check out the directions below.) This is a great way to see the show at an amazing price.

The wildly popular lottery for the Broadway production has attracted as many as 800 entries at some performances. The producers of ‘THE BOOK OF MORMON’ are pleased to offer low-priced lottery seats for every city on the National Tour.

Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.

 

 

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About Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton is the Chief Blogger and Editor of Equality365.com. He founded Equality365.com in 2013 to provide information about LGBTQ friendly events of interest, and to support LGBTQ entertainers and supportive artists who visit our community. Earle is a successful businessman in the Pacific Northwest has a long history of support for and involvement in, the Northwest LGBTQ community. His personal interests include: music, theater, pets, culinary arts and technology.

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