Monday, October 22, 2012

THE BOOK OF MORMON MUSICAL ~ My Professional Review...

Hard won tickets to the hottest show on the planet right now, took me back to Denver for a second trip this summer.  45 minutes online in Las Vegas (with three separate pages on my computer open) the morning tickets went on sale for the first stop on the tour - clicking, refreshing, refreshing, refreshing.  My Mom on two separate phone lines in Denver, dialing, hanging up, dialing, hanging up, dialing...tickets sold out for the entire 2 week run in 2-1/2 hours, but we were lucky...we could have never imagined just HOW lucky.  What a show!  My professional review ~ in a word ~ BRILLIANT!
In the heart of Denver, the beautiful Ellie Caulkins Opera House (within the DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS including Boettcher Concert Hall, the Opera House, Bonfils Theatre Complex, and the Denver Center Theatre) was originally the Denver Municipal Auditorium - built in 19008.  Absolutely beautiful inside, and so very different from the old venue where I took my two year old to see Ringling Brothers Circus, 24 years ago.
I used to walk under this canopy when it wasn't there (in my younger, working girl secretary days) - I walked down this street to get to the building I worked in.  I'm sure it has changed even more to my folks.
Being a South Park fan, I knew nothing has ever been off limits to Trey Parker and Matt Stone -  a review from Entertainment Weekly probably described it perfectly..."an exhilarating Broadway musical at once revolutionary and classic, hilarious and humane, funny and obscene, uncompromising in production standards and unafraid of just about anything" (READ MORE REVIEWS HERE).  I couldn't have said it better.  Except, perhaps, to add GENIUS and/or PERFECT.  SEE IT, IF YOU CAN!!!   (Two musical scene photos from Playbill.com)
A word of warning - not for the faint of heart...it's printed right on the tickets.  The language is ALL South Park - but laugh you WILL!  I don't want to give anything away here, so will leave it at this (this, and the Tony Awards video below - Book of Mormon won 9 Tony's in it's first year)..."The Book of Arnold WILL change your life"!  They had me at "Hello"...


8 comments:

Dorthe said...

Dear Tanya,
that must have been a wonderful,funny show, --I don`t know much about: The book of Mormon. Young mormons visits Denmark, and seldom our little island,but I never met someone in person.Is this show on the -making fun about it?
I`m happy you had such a wonderful evening with your family.
Hugs and love,Dorthe.

oldgreymare said...

doubly jealous..first my kids see it, now you..I have to settle for the sound track :D

Jackie said...

I bet it was toooo funny!! great singing!

DearHelenHartman said...

We listen to the soundtrack All the time (well, except for one song). I ADORE IT and can't wait til it comes to Louisville next year!

Colleen Mcgraw said...

I hope we get this next year at the Smith Center, I would love to see it.

Jody and Stan said...

What a wonderful musical! Sounds like you had a fun time in Denver.


Jody

Createology said...

How fabulous to be able to see this in person and enjoy your family too. Thank you for sharing the video. I will be certain to see this when it comes closer to home. Blessings...

Aul4 said...

We have tix to see it in February in St. Louis. Can't wait!