Hello to “The Book of Mormon”

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!

Book of Mormon

Shannon Ingram
Shannon is a co-founder of BoomerReviews.com. An expert in the field of marketing to Boomers, seniors and family caregivers, she is the author of "The Heart Way - A Journey from Corporate to Care" about her experience of caring for her elderly parents. She is Vice President of Industry Marketing for Caring.com and an active supporter of UCI MIND, the University of California Irvine's Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders. She considers her most important title to be "Granny Shanny" and enjoys spending as much time as possible with her two grandchildren.

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