Am I going? Once again, no! No, I am not. But, I have a friend who'll be working in Seattle this year who is interested. Why should you give me your passes? Consider:
1. I'm the guy behind "Babies Don't Like Animal Collective, They're Babies" 2. I'm the best poster 3. You have probably enjoyed my work here in the past 4. I'll tell you about "The Book of Mormon," the musical by the South Park guys that you're unable to see because YOU LIVE ON THE WEST COAST, WAA-WAAA.
So if you want to give me your passes for at or near face value in exchange for some of my cred, give me a ring. I love you!
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2011 21:26:56 GMT -8 by newjersey
It was really funny, well written, not at all similar to South Park, and when it goes on national tour in four or five years you should get tickets. The one thing is that so little information has gotten out about it at this point that I'm almost hesitant to ruin it, although when the soundtrack comes out in May or June a few major plot points'll-slash-jokes will be ruined, such as what Massa-Tika-Ibu-Wai means and what the one gentleman has in his scrotum.
Also, it makes fun of what Mormons believe a couple times, but that's not what it's about. Any religion with missionaries could probably be subbed in with the general story staying in tact.
Please give me tickets.
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2011 22:14:56 GMT -8 by newjersey
Post by Horned Gramma on Mar 11, 2011 8:00:26 GMT -8
I want to see The Book of Mormon so bad. I'm a HUGE fan of Trey and Matt's non-South Park stuff, especially the stuff that focuses on Mormons and Mormonism (Orgazmo, parts of Cannibal!, and of course their dead-on Mormon caricatures on South Park). I've read great things about the new show; I even suggested to Stormy at one point that we go to NY to see it instead of Sasquatch this year (that conversation lasted about five seconds).
Post by StormyPinkness on Mar 11, 2011 8:28:13 GMT -8
Alas, sometimes when you live on the best coast (that would be the west coast) you miss out on something awesome. I really do want to see that musical. But it is also true that Sasquatch wins at the moment. I would consider flying to NY to see it, but I am not sure how long it will be playing. I have to replenish funds and PTO after Sasquatch.
Sweet. This musical sounds simply amazing. I love NYC so I will likely be there again at least once in the next few years. I'm a big fan of Matt and Trey's work, and I love well done musicals. I also find Mormonism equally fascinating and ridiculous so this sounds like a winner.
Matt and Trey were on the Daily Show last night, and John Stewart emphasized how amazing the songs were. Between this and newjersey's comments I'm going to try my best and avoid listening to these songs until I see them in the musical itself. I don't know if I'll last 4-5 years, so I had better get my east coast trip planned soon. I can't wait!