FANTASTIC See Book of Mormon at the Pantages Theater

September 8th, 2012
The Book of Mormon Los Angeles

The Book of Mormon Los Angeles

Hey guys, So Wednesday night I was fortunate enough to be able to go and see the Book of Mormon at the Pantages Theatre and sat in Mezz Left row A. Part of the stage was blocked in the back left corner, however there was very little that happened back there so it didn’t really detract from the overall view of the show. If you have one of the two inside seats in either the farthest most left or right section you should still have a pretty unobstructed view of the stage. Anything more though and you will start to have have some of the stage cut off.

Overall I found the show to be absolutely FANTASTIC! I am not a theatre person at all and had not been to the Pantages since I was a teenager and saw the Lion King way back in the day. Anyone who is a fan of South Park will absolutely love this show as it really is basically that style of humor. People who are religious fanatics probably will be a bit offended and take the jokes a bit too personally, but anyone who goes in there with the attitude of this show is a giant joke and is meant to be ridiculous will thoroughly enjoy it. There is a ton of profanity so you definitely will not want to take young children. The songs are quite catchy so don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing them to yourself on the drive home. The show is about two and a half hours long and includes a 15 minute intermission.

I highly recommend the show to everyone here and definitely would not hesitate to see the show again!

By Danielle Kelly



Ten reasons to see the Book of Mormon

June 20th, 2012

The Book of Mormon Musical. It’s true, And I lived to tell about it.

I must confess, I was interested to see what all the buzz was about. The Broadway musical called “the best musical of this century” about the Book of Mormon was great opportunity too appealing to reject. It was an complete BOOST.  My mom laughed even more than i did. And at places I did not. Her howls of joy made me wish I knew the inside details of everything-Mormon so I, too, could possibly get every single joke.

Regardless, given the South Park reputation of this production, here are my top 10 good reasons to see it, which consists of a listof sorts that will help you choose if you are truly the target audience for such a theater-going experience as The Book of Mormon:

  1. You can view South Park episodes with out getting mad and upset. You’ve got to realize: the sense of humor of this musical is very South Park. Which indicates it’s incredibly wise, yet it takes things way far above the tolerable.
  2. Putting humor and religious beliefs together is fine in your book. Be ready for them to poke some serious fun, not only at Mormonism, but the nature of religious beliefs in general.
  3. You are religiously edutacted enough to get the jokes.
  4. You have got a smooth spot in you about the power and reason of belief, and the ways that it inspires the devout. As much as they poke fun of, I’ll name it “Mormon earnestness,” the musical also highlights this thing pretty much.
  5. You may want to close your eyes at some of the most fancy parts. I will not recount them here. I definitely had my palms over my eyes during a few scenes. But I was having fun like crazy behind them, too.
  6. You adore great music. Mainly by Robert Lopez, the composer behind the Broadway smash, Avenue Q, who did the music for Book of Mormon. The amazing, wonderful music. The songs are insane fantastic.
  7. You enjoy in great musicals.
  8. You really like  listen to men in particular, vocal in harmony. The musical has a pack of missionary Mormon boys. They are not only absolutely entertaining and succeeding, but their voices are brilliant.
  9. You adore looking at guys dancing in a musical. Yes, truth be told, there is wonderful dancing in this musical. All performed by the missionary boys. The choreography is both terrific as well and increases the humor.
  10. You need to ensure you get in on what is certain to be Broadway’s latest smash. Truly. It’s that funny.

 

Conclusion

I want to see it again. Seriously. I do. The book of Mormon is sweetest thing you’ll see in the theater this year, and quite possibly the funniest musical ever. I’m looking forward to seeing it at the Pantages Theater.

By Danielle Kelly



Memphis The Musical Coming to the Pantages Theater 7/31 to 8/12 2012

January 31st, 2012

Memphis is a musical by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro. The concept for Memphis was developed by the late theater producer George W. George.

Memphis musical is inspired by the Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips story also known as Daddy-O. Dewey Phillips is rock ‘n’ roll’s pioneering disk jockeys and one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s.

Phillips has a very interesting personality.  He had a keen ear for music, a speed-crazed on air persona with a frantic delivery and entertaining sense of humor.

He was the first DJ to broadcast the young Elvis Presley’s debut record, “That’s All Right/Blue Moon Of Kentucky” (Sun 209), and got Presley to reveal his race in an interview by asking which high school the 19-year-old singer attended.

Memphis is a multi awarded production which was staged during the 2003-04 season at both the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts and Theatre Works in Mountain View, California and opened on Broadway on October 19, 2009.

Memphis also received numerous positive reviews. The Memphis national tour began last October 2011at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee.

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.
Audience: May be inappropriate for 9 and under. (The show includes a depiction of violence against one of the lead characters.)

You can purchase Memphis Tickets at the Los Angeles Pantages Theater for the July run now. We stock La Cage Aux Folles as well as all other Pantages Theater shows including, Million Dollar Quartet , Book of Mormon and Billy Elliot.