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



The Book of Mormon Coming to the Pantages Theater Sept to Nov 2012

February 1st, 2012

When is The Book of Mormon coming to Los Angeles? The Book of Mormon will be playing at the Los Angeles Pantages Theater from Sept 5th to 11 25th 2012.

It is a story about two young Mormon missionaries named Elder Kevin Price and Elder Arnold Cunningham, they were sent in a remote village in northern Uganda. Elder Kevin Price is a handsome devoted Mormon who aims to convert people to Mormonism. Elder Arnold Cunningham on the other hand is different; he is immature who lacks knowledge of the Book of Mormon that will soon land them into trouble. When they arrive in Africa the two learn that the citizens are plagued with food shortage, poverty, violence and aids. Difficult, it is a mission they both have to accomplish.

Animated South Park creators Robert Lopez, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone, Lopez also co-wrote and co-composed Avenue Q. The Book of Mormon premiered on March 2011 and received 2011 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Book of a Musical, Original Score, Featured Actress in a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Orchestrations, Scenic Design of a Musical, Lighting Design of a Musical and Sound Design of a Musical.

The major cast of The Book of Mormon including Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells extend their contracts to appear in the show till February of 2013th. On September 5th to November 25th 2012 The Book of Mormon will play in Los Angeles Pantages Theatre, due to public demand.

“The main purpose of this musical is to give people an idea to the different religious beliefs in the world. It may or may not work with you or other people but it doesn’t matter what religion you are in or what religion you believed in, as long as it makes you a better person, that’s important!” – Paul James

“Possibly the funniest show ever.  I was dying laughing.  100% Worth seeing with the cast it has now.  Great sound track.” Daniel K

“This show will make you laugh, cry, and think. The South Park guys are always amazing in their commentary, as well as their sincerity. Fans of South Park will immediately notice that The Book of Mormon has the same tone and feel. The songs get stuck in your head and you’ll still be thinking about all the best moments in the show hours after you’ve left” Mike S.

“Brilliant, offensive, funny, sarcastic, intriguing, intellectual and vulgar all at the same time!!!” Agnes C

“As good as it gets! Laugh-out-loud hilarious” Robb F

Audience for “The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is suitable for audiences aged 18 and upwards. Contains explicit language.

Run time of The Book of Mormon at the Pantages Theater
2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.

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Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! THE BOOK OF MORMON at the Pantages Theater.

January 29th, 2012

See The Book of Mormon Los Angeles Pantages Theater performances.  The Book of Mormon will be in Los Angeles from September 5th – Nov 25th 2012.

Running Time: 2 Hour 45 Minutes (including one 15 minute intermission)

Parent Advisory: Explicit Language.

The Book of Mormon tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naive and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share their scriptures—which only one of them knows very well—but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are worried about famine, poverty, and AIDS.

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, Best Music (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Lyrics (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Director (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Actor in a Musical (Josh Gad) and Best Director (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker) and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

The Book of Mormon will be at the Pantages Theater from Sept 5th – Nov 25th 2012.