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Review of Book of Mormon the Musical

Book of Mormon

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.

The Addams Family now through June 17th at the Pantages Theater

Addams Family the Musical at the Pantages Theater now

Addams Family the Musical at the Pantages Theater now

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Please note that performances of THE ADDAMS FAMILY feature ealier weekday performance times:
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm

Starring in the National Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY will be Douglas Sills as “Gomez” and Sara Gettelfinger as “Morticia”!

Running Time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15 minute intermission.

Click here to puchase tickets for The Addams Family at the Pantages Theater now through June 17th.

Parking at the Pantages Theater:
Please be aware that Pantages Parking “Lot C” – the Sunshine Parking lot on the northeast corner of Hollywood and Argyle – is closed. Construction has begun on that site for Blvd 6200, an exciting large scale residential/commercial development that will bring added vibrancy to the Pantages area when completed.
The primary lot near the Pantages, Sunshine Parking “Lot A” – located on southeast corner of Hollywood and Argyle — remains open for your parking convenience.

Because we expect this lot to be in high demand, we strongly recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes prior to your performance time to increase the likelihood of availability.

If you prefer to park elsewhere, there are several nearby alternatives:
• Standard Parking Lot – northwest corner, Hollywood and Vine (access by travelling south on Vine St)
•Grant Parking Lot: N. Vine St, between Sunset & Selma (north of Chase Bank building) One block south of theatre.
• Coast Parking Lot: N. Vine St, between Hollywood & Yucca (between Lexington Restaurant and Capitol Records) ½ block north of Theatre at 1724 N. Vine
• PUBLIC PARKING – southwest corner, Hollywood and Gower (just east of Fonda Theatre) at 6104 Hollywood Blvd, 1 ½ blocks East of theatre
• Coast Parking Lot: N. Vine St, between Hollywood & Yucca (adjacent to the Avalon Theatre) ½ block north of Theatre at 1749 N. Vine

Prices generally range in price from $10-$15 (subject to change).

Sunshine Parking, an authorized parking company for the Pantages Theatre, operates Lot A and to purchase parking in advance and for more detailed info www.sunshineautoparks.com or call 213-617-7275.

Standard Parking, an authorized company for the Pantages Theatre, operates the northwest corner lot at Hollywood and Vine (Lot B). Street parking may be restricted; please read any posted street signs before attempting to park in the vicinity of the theatre.

You can checkout all future shows coming to the Pantages Theater including Book of Mormon coming Sept 5th through Nov 25th .

Danny and Marie Osmond The Osmond Christmas at the Pantages Theater!

Donny and Marie Osmond Pantages Theater

Donny and Marie Osmond Pantages Theater

Donny and Marie Osmond “The Osmond Christmas at the Pantages Theater” will be preforming from Dec 4 – 23rd. Sign up now to be the first to get Tickets.

Donny and Marie Osmond are a part of The Osmonds, the American family music group that began in 1958 and rose to world-wide fame in the late sixties through the seventies. The Osmonds originally began with Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond. Later the quartet was joined by Donny, Jimmy and their only sister Marie Osmond. After achieving so much fame, Donny, Marie, and Jimmy all branched off in pursuit of their individual solo careers. Jimmie had a No. 1 hit in the UK in 1972, Marie had a No. 1 hit on the country music charts when she was just thirteen years old and Donny had a No. 1, No. 2, and No. 8 hit between 1971 and 1976. Donny Osmond has twelve top forty hits in that time period. The Osmonds were the American dream during the 1970’s and Donny Osmond was the poster child who decorated the walls of every teenage girl in America.

Today Donny and Marie Osmond continue to perform together regularly. They have had several shows together and several tours, albums, and countless live performances. The two have been performing The Osmonds Christmas since 1978. The Osmonds Christmas have become a Christmas tradition in many U.S. households and have become a part of the American culture of Christmas. The Osmonds Christmas was a time for families to get together and sing along with Donny and Marie Osmond. The original Osmonds Christmas even included Donny’s wife and Donny and Marie Osmonds older brothers and the Osmond Grandparents.

Now you can be a part of this special Christmas tradition with your Osmond Christmas Tickets to see the duo live at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Barry’s Tickets has been a leading provider of Los Angeles Concert Tickets and Los Angeles Theater Tickets since 1988. As such we work hard to bring you the finest selection of Osmond Christmas Tickets and Pantages Theater Tickets. Visit www.BarrysTickets.com to order your Osmond Christmas Pantages Theater Tickets today!

See Memphis the Musical at the Pantages Theater

Memphis The Musical Pantages Theater

Memphis will be preforming at the Pantages Theater from July 31st till Aug 12 2012. You can purchase Memphis the Musical Pantages Theater tickets today for all preformances.

Memphis the Musical is one of the more recent plays to finally hit it big on Broadway! Loosely based on famed Memphis jockey Dewey Philips, this exciting play brings to life the culture and music of Memphis Tennessee in the 1950’s. Dewey Philips was far ahead of his time and a controversy in the fifties. As a white DJ, he was one of the first to play black music. His story is indeed worth hearing. At an underground bar in Memphis, TN, Huey Calhoun walks into the room that is bouncing full of black teens and early twenties dancing the night away. Calhoun’s entrance silences the dance floor but he assures them he is just there for the music. At his day job working at a department store, Huey is on the verge of being fired from the stocking room when he convinces his boss to let him sell five records by playing them over the speakers and then he can have a sales job. After Huey Calhoun plays his Memphis Music he sells nearly thirty records in moments. Incensed however the owner fires Calhoun anyway. Jobless and inspired, Huey applies for a variety of DJ jobs where Mr. Simmons gives him the shot he’s been looking for. Calhoun immediately grabs the mic and plays a black rock song. Callers can’t get enough! Huey’s journey takes new twists and turns when he realizes that as a radio DJ he must know how to read ads. The illiterate Huey Calhoun improvises his first ad ever. Again, almost being fired for the trespass, instead the client paying for the ad requested Calhoun perform all his stores ads.

This is just the beginning of Huey’s story. The beautiful tale of racial lines, passionate Memphis Music, and love that sees no race comes to life in a beautifully portrayed musical. Huey falls in love with Felicia, a black singer with whom he has carried on a two year relationship in secret. Times are simply not ready for such a love. The second half unfolds and we see how Huey and Felicia progress as does the music in Memphis in the 1950’s. Ultimately it is the love for the Music of Memphis that carries the hero and heroine through. Memphis the Musical won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as three other Tony’s at the 2010 Tony Awards. Memphis the Musical celebrated its 1000th performance on Broadway on March 14, 2012. This is a huge feat for any musical, especially Memphis the Musical!

Now you can catch Memphis the Musical live in Los Angeles, CA at the Pantages Theater. The Los Angeles Pantages Theater is host to some of the freshest shows hot off of Broadway and Memphis the Musical Pantages Theater Tickets naturally fall into place. Step into the stunning and intimate Pantages Theater which is a divine experience in and of itself as you are transported back to the 1930’s décor and details. At www.BarrysTickets.com we are a leading provider of Broadway Tickets, Theater Tickets, Los Angeles Tickets, Pantages Theater Tickets, and Memphis the Musical Tickets. Visit our site and order your Pantages Memphis Tickets today!