Book of Mormon

We caught the Book of Mormon last night. Frankly, after all the rave reviews by friends, we felt somewhat cheated, let down.

Sure, the musical had its funny moments, but mostly, we thought it was just an expensive live South Park episode, and not even one of the wittier ones. Too many cheap jokes. Don’t get me wrong, crude jokes can be funny, but not when it’s repeated one too many times. “I’ve got maggots in my scrotum!”, announces the African tribal leader, at random moments. Uhh ok – we’re supposed to find this hilarious?

Wish the singing was better too. The lead character, Arnold Cunningham, was a great comic, but his croaking couldn’t much pass for singing. Meh. Give me Les Miserables and Avenue Q anytime. Or Rent, or Chicago. 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s