The Book Of Mormon has finally arrived in Denver! It’s the moment so many of us have been waiting for, counting down to and dreaming about. As someone who has a mostly Mormon family this show was bound to be interesting for me, and to make it more interesting I took my mom (who was raised in a strict Mormon family).
We really enjoyed this show, it was hilarious and offensive all wrapped up into a joyous little bundle… just as I expected it to be. When you go to a show that is written by the guys who “did” South Park you can pretty much count on being offended at some point, right? You’d be silly not to expect it. There were parts that made me cringe a bit, just as a Christian in general, but the next second I was caught laughing at something else.
Overall it was a really funny and fun show that I really did enjoy! I spent plenty of time with my mouth gaped open at jokes, and just as much time laughing out loud at others. I think that if you go into the show knowing that it is probably going to offend you at some point, and willing to laugh at yourself then you will really enjoy it. Be aware that there is cussing, and the Lord’s name is used in vein quite a bit; if you are cool with that then you will love it!
I know you are probably reading this and you are feeling all sad that you didn’t get a ticket, right? I have a couple of solutions for you-
24 tickets will be available for all performances through a lottery. Tickets will be $25 each.
- Enter the lottery at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House box office – promptly —
2 1/2 hours before each performance
- Provide your name and number of desired tickets (1 or 2) on provided cards
- 2 hours before each show, lottery winners will be chosen at random from entries
Limit one (1) entry per person and two (2) tickets per winner. All entries will be reviewed prior to the drawing for duplicate entries. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Tickets are subject to availability.
Returning in October 2013
The Book of Mormon will return in October 2013 to Denver’s Buell Theatre. Subscribers to the 2013/14 season will receive priority access to tickets. Tickets will go on public sale after the first of the year.
The Book Of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by our local heroes (of sorts ) Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Robert Lopez. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the amazing animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is the co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The Book Of Mormon is also the winner of nine Tony Awards, including; Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Direction, Best Featured Actress, and so many more!
Disclosure- I was provided with tickets to the show in order to do this review, the opinions above are my own and were not influenced in anyway.