My RWA chapter mate, Sherril Green, and I attended the Book of Mormon at the RWA Convention last week in NYC. We kept looking at ourselves as the production ran, “Did they really say that?” I kept looking around to see if the police were going to come in and shut the musical down.
But it was dead on funny as heck. We were surrounded by several celebs, Katie Couric, Mario Cuomo and a couple of comedians I recognized from late night. Pictures are strictly prohibited in the theatre (we snuck this one in and got chewed out for it), but there was a long line of those that got their picture taken with these famous (sometimes infamous) people.
The show was a delight for the eyes. We sat in row 3, center section. We didn’t ask how he managed to get such great tickets, but he did.
The costumes were innovative, the acting and dancing over the top. Scenery was first rate. My favorite was the decaying donkey carcass one of the actors pulled across stage.
I’m told there are people of Mormon faith who laugh right alongside us. And I hope that is the case. My church has been made fun of too. Afterall, it’s just entertainment.
This play ended on an interesting twist I did not predict. In fact, I liked this show BECAUSE I never knew what was going to happen next. It’s been a long time since I’ve attended an event where I was thoroughly charmed, and kept in suspense the whole time.