Last night I saw The Book of Mormon!
I really enjoyed this show. I laughed through the entire thing, from start to finish. The cast was so so good and I loved that the show didn't hold back from making fun of pretty much everyone. Note: if you are offended by poking fun at religion, copious curse words and sexual innuendos, or upset by the plight of those less fortunate, then this is probably not the show for you.
I've been wanting to see it since it came out but tickets were hard to come by and also cost a small fortune. This show is infamous for its high priced ticket, but we found a decent enough deal and bought the tickets in a frenzy a couple of months ago in order to get the deal. Shaun and I joined my parents, sisters and future BIL for the occasion.
I did think that this show was a bit overrated. While I thought it was hilarious, I think we all left scratching our heads wondering how it won the Tony for Best Musical. I feel like perhaps because it was such a shocker when it opened? And we are a little late to the party so it's been so very hyped up by now. Don't get me wrong, the music was great, the show was funny and the cast was wonderful, but the story was not fantastic. I'm glad we got a deal on the tickets for sure, and if we are comparing similar envelope-pushing shows, I don't think this has anything on Avenue Q!
In the end, it was just really fun to go to the theater with the family and have a grown-ups night out in Manhattan. There is nothing like it! Shaun and I are going to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch next month, and I feel as though that will be a very different show indeed! I'm also in the midst of finding a fun restaurant for us to go to after that one!
Have you seen any shows, plays or musicals lately? What are your favorites?