Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Reverend's Rants: The Book Of Mormon Musical

Welcome to another episode of The Reverend's Rants! Today I talk a little about The Book Of Mormon Musical!

Thanks for listening! Please feel free to email me with questions, comments, or concerns at


  1. I'm on it! This is gonna be fun!:):)

  2. The_Reverend_RTBJune 23, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    It is so good!

  3. I loved watching the show win on the Tonys. And they did the "Mormons Believe" number which was hysterical. Wish I could go to NY to see the show.

  4. The_Reverend_RTBJune 23, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Me too! It's sold out until, like, November. I would love to put visuals to the songs I already know.

  5. First of all, you are so good at this podcast stuff. wow.

    I would like to see it. When I saw the movie, Mormons and Mobsters, I about wet myself laughing. It was so right on with how people here in Utah are. I'm assuming that this musical is the same.

  6. I went and bought the album from target just the other day. Anyone with a sense of humor and the mental fortitude to not throw a hissy fit when they hear the word "fuck" will enjoy it greatly.

    My complaint as a former believer would be that (at least from listening to the soundtrack) the musical itself doesn't contain any actual stories from the Book of Mormon, which makes the title of the musical more than a little misleading.

    A title like "A Mormon Mission" would have fit better, but I admit that such a title wouldn't have quite the same impact.

  7. I didn't know the songs were available... I'll definitely download them. I like anything Parker and Stone do, by default. And speaking of enjoying shots taken at liberals, if they're funny... Team America... need I say more?

    These guys are taking the same shit that Monty Python took from the Catholics after making Life of Brian. The difference is, no one really gives a shit if the Mormons are pissed off... At least not outside of Utah.

  8. Do you think it will ever play in Salt Lake? What would the reception be like, you think?

  9. The_Reverend_RTBJune 27, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    I believe it will, we have a few playhouses here that don't mind doing what would be considered offensive shows. The Capitol Theater is where I saw Avenue Q. I think the reception here will be middling, to be honest. I would love to see it, and I'm sure plenty of level-headed Mormons would as well, but many Mormons wouldn't pay a nickel because it may mock their beliefs. I'm hoping I'm wrong with that, because it does seem like such a great show. 9 Tony awards can't be wrong!

  10. When we lived in SLC, we used to go to a comedy theater near the Capitol building. It parodied Salt Lake Politics to a tee, and was truly hilarious! Do you happen to know the name of that small playhouse?

  11. The_Reverend_RTBJune 28, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    It could possibly be the Desert Star, or maybe something with the Pioneer Theater Company, but I'm not sure.


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