The Book Of MormonPrince of Wales Theatre
Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:26 PM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:58 PM
Got to be worth seeing then!!!
Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:24 PM
It's not strange, really - for all but brand new musicals, most people will actually know some of the songs before they see the show, from promotion on TV, from them being released as singles/concept albums, from charity galas, from awards shows, etc. Liking a few of the songs is one of the major reasons that people will go and see a show.
In fact, I've found before that if I'm not familiar with the score - at least a little - that I can't properly get into a show. I came out of Wicked completely underwhelmed by the score, and only started appreciating the music after hearing some of the songs done on Glee. So now I like to go into a show having heard at least a few bits of it.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:02 AM
The reviews are interesting. I think this show is inherently going to have it's haters, it isn't typical musical theatre fare, and caters for a different market. But as Avenue Q showed, the younger edgier occasional theatre goer will love it. I also think there are is a bit of "Amazing reviews in the US, 3 productions already running, everyone seems to love it... better be controversial and say it's a bit rubbish". Hype like this has always creates 3 star reviews.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:24 AM
As a musical for people who don't like musicals , this is great, but it's really a modern day example of fabulous advertising and promotion over content IMO.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:31 AM
Personally I see pretty much all new musicals in the westend regardless of whether I think I'd like it or not because you can't get a feel for a show with the cast recording!? I'd rather make my decision live! But each to their own!
Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:02 AM
No, it relied on jokes about Hitler, the Nazis and irritating stereotypes of gays. I found The Producers to be very overrated, personally.
So many of the songs are pastiches of other big musical numbers that you can't really consider it as such.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:22 PM
Can't really imagine the Daily Mail target audience enjoying this. But plenty to tut at and be outraged by.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:49 PM
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