When it comes to theatre, I’m a great fan of musicals. My mom took me to see “My Fair Lady” at the LA Civic Light Opera when I was four years old and I’ve been singing “Oh wouldn’t it be loverly,” ever since. Rodgers & Hammerstein are my favorites, but I have special places in my heart for Lerner & Lowe, Meredith Wilson, Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and now….Parker & Stone. Yes, that’s Parker & Stone of “South Park” fame. I saw “The Book of Mormon” last week at the Pantages Theatre in LA and laughed till I cried. Yes, it’s profane and obscene at times; but if you are a musical theatre fan and can just go with a forewarning about the profanity, you will surely enjoy the music, sets, costumes and the humor. I bought the CD and the big program, which helped me better understand how and why Matt Stone, Trey Parker and Bobby Lopez came up with the story and the original music. It’s the funniest and most fun – albeit raunchy – show I have seen since “The Producers,” and rivals one of my other recent favorites, “Wicked.” Enjoy!
Hello to “The Book of Mormon”
September 24, 2012 by