BOM Still Packs Em In | Lew Whittington

August 5, 2014 9:11 PM

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BOM Still Packs Em In | Lew Whittington

In all its raunchy audacity the national tour of The Book of Mormon lands in Philadelphia for six weeks. The Tony Award winning show still is generating a lot of controversial steam. The Book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, creators of Comedy Central's South Park, do not dilute their caustic humor that still has apparently has huge crossover appeal with multi-generational audiences. Who knew.

The exuberance of the first number "Hello" with the virginal missionaries practicing their skills ringing strangers' doorbells introducing The Book is infectious, kitschy fun. Things go very South Park from there. The writers take no prisoners in lampooning the beliefs of the Church of Later Day Sai...

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