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"On my fourth visit on a recent night, the show still had me at “Hello,”...I had anticipated a certain falling off of religious fervor: three years is a long time for a peppy musical to stay peppy. But gosh darn it if I didn’t feel born again all over again, ready to spread the word about the faith that this show preaches and, more importantly practices: the holy faith of musical comedy." Full Review
“The Book of Mormon, gleefully subversive and artfully crafted, is being hailed as the second coming...Aggressively hilarious, blasphemous and almost indecently entertaining, for those of us who love a well-made musical with satirical bite, the show is manna from heaven.” Full Review
"Every song enhances the hilarity, expert staging heightens every gag, and the cast of fresh faces is blissfully good. Broadway hasn’t seen anything like it since Mel Brooks came to town with “The Producers,” only “Mormon” has better songs." Full Review
"'The Book of Mormon' is sure to offend or at least discomfort Disney, the Government of Uganda, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, people who don’t like humor that used to be called unprintable, and the devout of any faith. Yet in an almost surreal way, 'The Book of Mormon' is indeed a happy musical, the kind of traditional sweet and sassy Broadway entertainment that offers a generous and strategic mix of gorgeous sets, razzmatazz dance numbers, catchy tunes, a clever story, and well-timed hilarity." Full Review
"The sharp-edged book and fun score by Parker, Stone, and Lopez offer a screamingly funny yet sharply insightful full-length take on religion in general and Mormonism in particular. There are also pointed but loving tributes to musical comedy conventions, shockingly vulgar humor, and that rarity on Broadway these days: topical and effective satire." Full Review
"Oh boy, it's a real winner.The show is blissfully original, irreverent, outspoken and hilarious. And all that's tucked inside good -- no, great -- old-fashioned musical. It's a show where you catch yourself laughing one minute, mouth agape the next, eventually wiping away tears, and, finally, cheering." Full Review
""The Book of Mormon" is a gleefully funny spoof, a blend of the clever and the crass that seldom goes more than 10 seconds without a big laugh. And it's not just about the jokes. They're embedded in a satisfying story, supported by witty, character-relevant songs...one of the most purely enjoyable musicals in years." Full Review
"Yet The Book of Mormon, which has attracted full houses and a stream of celebrity fans, turns out to be an altogether different beast, one with a suspiciously tender core underneath all those jokes about repressed missionaries and villagers with scrotum infections." Full Review
"Hallelujah! 'The Book of Mormon' is the funniest religious spoof since Monty Python and the Holy Grail...A creative watershed in Broadway history...Directors Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker make all the action, songs, and the actors’ fluid repartee blend together into a harmonious, uproarious evening of theater that, for many, will make one an instant convert to the genius of 'The Book of Mormon.'" Full Review
"Somehow both jaw droppingly ill-mannered and adorably innocent, not to mention one of the best new musicals in recent memory...While 'The Book of Mormon' is foul-mouthed, offensive, blasphemous, and incredibly rude, it is also one of the sweetest, most innocently hopeful musicals I have seen in a long time. And the fact that it manages to be both is a key factor in its success." Full Review
"The Book of Mormon, arriving after months of hype, somehow delivers even more than its ridiculously felicitous advance buzz promised: It’s an often uproarious, spiritually up-tempo satire not just of Mormonism, and not just religion in general, but of (no kidding) Occidental civilization itself." Full Review
"The show is a hoot - and a literal guilty pleasure...For all its outrageous mockery, the show encourages you appreciate whatever creation story gives you comfort and allows you to appropriate mystery." Full Review
"It’s a wild, outrageous ride, that’s sure to offend and please all in an instant…The choreography from Casey Nicholaw, who also directed along with Trey Parker, is exuberant and amusing. The score, although snappy and humorous, isn’t exactly filled with memorable showstoppers, although every number lands. We can safely say, that with the astonishing 'The Book of Mormon' Broadway will never be quite the same again!" Full Review
"It's everything you love from South Park live - which I didn't think was possible. If you have the money and the time you should definitely go see it. It's amazing, it's crazy, it's wonderful, it's beautiful, it's a masterpiece." Full Review
“Money can buy you happiness! If you’re in possession of a ticket, you’ve wisely secured a seat in the premier-class cabin of delirium.” Full Review
See it if You like modern, risky, borederline offensive shows and comedy
Don't see it if You get offended easily, dislike excessive cursing, or are uneasy about actions and humor that could be considered blasphemous
See it if You are ready to laugh your tush off at the funniest and most clever Broadway comedy in the last 20 years! It's a comedic masterpiece.
Don't see it if You want to take your kids out OR you are easily offended. They lay into every religion in this piece so you better be ready to be shocked.
See it if you can be open-minded and have a sliver of a funny bone in your body. South Park Live doesn't begin to describe this delicious mess.
Don't see it if even ONE single solitary joke about ANY church or religion or denomination is offensive to you. I could NOT stop laughing. Don't miss it!
See it if you're prepared for a night of way over-the-line humor with great writing and singing.
Don't see it if you want a professional looking production or want to hear original sounding music. A lot of the score sounds ripped off from Wicked.
See it if honestly I saw it with the original cast, I have no idea if it's still just as good, but if you enjoy comedy, go and see it.
Don't see it if you don't like gross-out comedy at all.
See it if brilliantly funny show! Modern, original, and clever. Great performances by Nic Rouleau and Brian Sears. Great writing and staging.See it!
Don't see it if you are easily offended, or if you want something more serious.
See it if you enjoy Avenue Q satirical humour (that's even more raunchy and appalling), you want the Broadway glam with a good plot and music
Don't see it if your sense of humour is nowhere crass or crude, you want something really light-hearted, you are easily offended by religious themes
See it if you enjoy raunchy humor and like fun music that stays in your head for a few days.
Don't see it if you're easily offended by vulgar language, religious mockery, and have no sense of humor.
See it if The perfect infusion of modern musical theatre and raunchy societal TV, this show will have you peeing in your pants by intermission.
Don't see it if You don't like raunchy lyrics or are uncomfortable with jokes about religion (though, true to their word, Parker and Stone make fun of all)
See it if you want to have fun! Pee in your pants funny with a few interesting themes to keep your brain engaged. Lots of great performances.
Don't see it if you are not amused by satire and exaggeration. Although much of the information about Mormons is true, here it is presented as entertainment
See it if You're fine with dirty topics and aren't easily offended by off-color humor. You want to laugh & listen to catchy songs.
Don't see it if You're super conservative or can't take a joke for its intention. You don't like the humor of South Park. You only attend shows with kids.
See it if you enjoy laughing and being totally absorbed. I thought the language might turn me off, but it was just funny.
Don't see it if you are a curmudgeon and don't like to really enjoy yourself.