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A Review of The Book of Mormon (Broadway)

By Brian Samuels, March 18, 2011

  • Acting
    4 stars
  • Choreography
    4 stars
  • Dancing
    2 stars
  • Direction
    3 stars
  • Lyrics
    3 stars
  • Music
    2 stars
  • Overall
    3 stars
  • Production
    2 stars
  • Singing
    3 stars
  • Story
    2 stars
  • Writing
    2 stars

I saw The Book of Mormon (Broadway) on 03/17/11. Overall, I'd say it was a 3-star rating. I'd summarize it by saying “Cast was good, and the story was cute but the score was nothing special and there was no substance.”

I had a decent time and left the show feeling a little disappointed, let down and wanting more. I'd describe the show as campy, irreverant, and having a limited audience appeal. Salt lake-a city was a highlight of the show because although expected, it was performed beautifully. If this were a movie, I'd rate it R. I would recommend this show to my son and his college friends but not to families, young teens or middle age couples.

I saw this show because I think Bobby Lopez, Matt and Trey are very talented, but I expected more. I wouldn't see it again. I sat in the center mezzanine area of the theater. The view was fantastic and the seats were very good.

I didn't hate B.O.M., I just expected more in terms of the cleverness and the story... and ESPECIALLY the music. Really wasn't anything to write home about. I have also seen CATCH ME and PRISCILLA and thought that, although they have a very different audience appeal, they were much better shows in terms of music, book, and overall experience.

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