I absolutely loved The Book of Mormon and thought it was worth every penny of the full Broadway ticket price! We booked our tickets well in advance, right after the Tony nominations came out. It's not for the ultra-conservative and I wouldn't recommend it for children or young teens, but I saw it with a group from the Bible belt and we all laughed and cheered. Andrew Rannells was terrific, and though the other lead (Josh Gad) didn't perform that night, his understudy was very good. The whole cast had superb voices, excellent comic timing and the dancing was great too. The score is terrific, with very memorable melodies accompanied by clever (if sometimes very explicit) lyrics. Obviously, the strong language and the sacrilegious nature of the story may offend some, but I loved it all--the music, the sets, and the humor, and the message. It seemed to me that anyone who sat through the whole show would feel the overall message of the show is positive and inspiring. (BTW, at intermission we spotted Stacey Keach, currently performing in "Other Desert Cities" in the audience.) The souvenir program was $25, but had much more than just color photos of the show--there was a lot of very interesting content the creative team included about their development process in creating the story, the sets, the costumes, etc. and I found it to be well worth the price. (And I thought it was interesting that instead of a Gideon Bible in our hotel room nightstand, there was a copy of the Book of Mormon!)
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