June 18th, 2012
Book of Mormon
Religion is often a very touchy subject to handle. It gets even tougher when you try to do a musical about it. The Book of Mormon somehow made a double win though when it managed to satirize and praise religion at the same time. This being Matt Parker and Trey Stone’s first attempt in making a Broadway musical, I must say it is not bad at all.
If you are not a Mormon, not religious, have a sense of humor, and can laugh at crass jokes then this is definitely a must-watch. For someone who barely had an idea what Mormonism and their doctrines and beliefs are all about I was surprised that it was an educational watch for me too minus the boring lecture hours.
Admittedly the ticket was a bit pricey and obtaining them certainly wasn’t an easy task for me to accomplish but it was definitely worth it. The Book of Mormon wasn’t all about just poking fun at religion. It tells the story of two good-hearted but naïve educators who lands in a foreign land with hardly a clue of what the place was all about and how the people behaved. In the course of their adventure they get to learn valuable lessons while imparting knowledge at the same time, find themselves, and strengthen their values. What I liked best about The Book of Mormon was that it was an original play. It wasn’t based on any movie or famous story allowing me to watch the play in suspense because I had no idea how it will end.
For those who might think it is just another one of those South Park episodes and there won’t be anything new about the plot and story line then you might just be surprised at the end when you’d want to cry from laughter and from some heart-wrenching scenes too.
The Book of Mormon is a play that challenges your beliefs, open your eyes to problems being ignored in our parts of the world, while making you laugh at the silly things people do to keep them sane. The song and dance numbers are quite good. The lyrics of some of the songs will definitely be stuck in your head for a few days and do not be surprised if you catch yourself humming a line or tune, “Hasa Diga Eebowai” would be a good example. The Book of Mormon was not only funny and fun to watch but it was smartly written. Wear an adult diaper when you watch it. You might just thank the gods that you did.
By – Julie Metcafe
Book of Mormon will be at the Los Angeles Pantages Theater from Sept 8 – Nov 24th 2012. We have Book of Mormon Tickets for all preformances of the the Musical.
March 28th, 2012
La Cage Aux Folles will be at the Pantages Theater from July 10th – July 22nd, you can puchase Pantages Theater La Cage Aux Folles Tickets today.
La Cage Aux Folles, or The Bird Cage, is the brilliant musical written by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman. La Cage Aux Folles is based on the original French play with the same name written in 1973 by Jean Poiret. It was another ten years before La Cage Aux Folles made it to Broadway for this 1983 debut! The original Broadway production received nine Tony nominations and six Tony wins. Some of the categories best noted for La Cage Aux Folles are Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book. The play took a hiatus for many years before being revived on Broadway in 2004. The 2004 Broadway revival of La Cage Aux Folles won a Tony Award for Best Revival. In 2008 La Cage Aux Folles won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. In 2010 La Cage Aux Folles was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won again the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, making La Cage Aux Folles the only musical to win Best Revival more than once!
In the fall of 2011 La Cage Aux Folles embarked on another National Tour. This exciting and colorful play is centered on a gay couple named Georges and his fun-loving “wife” Albin. Georges is the esteemed owner of the prominent drag nightclub in St. Tropez called La Cage Aux Folles, or The Bird Cage. Georges and Albin live in the apartment above La Cage Aux Folles along with their black maid Jacob. Albin is the star performer of La Cage Aux Folles and uses the alias Zaza. La Cage Aux Folles depicts the happy couple living in perfect harmony until one day Georges receives a request from his son Jean-Michel. Jean Michel is engaged to the daughter of the head of the “Tradition, Family, and Morality Party” that is in fact on a mission to close down all drag clubs in St. Tropez. This awkward set-up gets even worse when Jean-Michel tells his father that he has told his fiancée that Georges is in fact a retired diplomat.
La Cage Aux Folles then delivers a hysterical comedy of errors as Georges, Albin, the maid, and Jean Michel all strain to maintain the lie and hide the drag queen lifestyle from Jean Michel’s fiancée’s parents! You don’t want to miss this exciting and hilarious play live at the Los Angeles Pantages Theater. This incredible story is so lively and fun it’s no wonder the play and both revivals have won Tony’s. At www.BarrysTickets.com we have been a leading concert tickets and theater tickets provider since 1988 and the Los Angeles Pantages Theater tickets are no exception. Check out our website and order your Pantages Theater La Cage Aux Folles Tickets today!
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March 18th, 2012
Billy Elliot was a 2000 hit film about an eleven year old aspiring dancer in northern England. It was nominated and won for countless British Independent Film Awards and was nominated at the 2001 Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and countless others. The success of the film prompted the adaptation of the film to a musical. By 2005 it was adapted to the West End stage as Billy Elliot the Musical. It debuted in Australia in 2007 and came to the U.S. in 2008. Billy Elliot the Musical swept reviews and awards after its opening in the U.S. The New York Post called Billy Elliot “The Best Show You’ll Ever See”. It won ten Tony Awards, an Olivier Award, and has been seen by over 7.5 million people across the globe.
The heartwarming and humorous story integrates some crude British humor and creates a fine balance for audiences young and old. As the young son of an English coal miner steps out of boxing and finds himself in the middle of a ballet class, Billy Elliot discovers within himself a natural talent that is so great and a passion so deep that it inspires not only himself and his family, but an entire community as well. Billy Elliot’s mother died long ago and his search for fulfillment and love are in strike contrast with the coal miners strike of 1984-1985 that is going on in County Durham. Needless to say ballet is not considered a popular sport amongst boys in a British 1980’s coal mining town but Billy Elliot’s talent and drive prove his father and his community wrong and also teaches them the value of following your heart.
Now Billy Elliot is making its way to the West Coast as it gets ready for a lengthy run at the Pantages Theater. Don’t miss your chance to see Billy Elliot the Musical live on the Pantages Theater stage in Hollywood, CA. The stunning Pantages Theater opened June 4, 1930. This stunning indoor theatre looks frozen in time as if walking onto a 1930’s film set. With a seating capacity of 2,703, this modest-sized theater will sell out Billy Elliot Pantages Theater tickets in a blink! Visit www.BarrysTickets.com for your Billy Elliot tickets today!