Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Book of Mormon Musical in Utah
The Book of Mormon Musical is coming to SLC just a few blocks from Temple Square. Although the musical is critical of Mormon beliefs, and is considered to be explicit and profane, critics laud its humor, catchy tunes, and unprecedented portrayal of crisis-of-faith.
The LDS Church purchased ads in the playbill when the show opened in NY, hoping to intrigue watchers to learn "the real Mormonism". They also started the "I'm a Mormon" campaign to take advantage of the free publicity the musical created.
Tickets are already sold out for the Broadway performance. The irony of its visit in Utah has already done its job.