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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 51



3.0 star rating George Gabuzda from Indianapolis, Indiana


This was our first time to see this play and to attend anything at Clowes Hall. I think that the play was probably spectacular and funny but from where we were sitting, it did not come across as such. We were in the 2nd Balcony, Last Row Center - seats 105 and 106. We struggled through the first half of the play as we could not hear the lines well due to the orchestra being too loud. In addition, we missed much of the visual humor as we were too far away to clearly see what was going on. The second half of the show was better, but we still struggled to hear the lines. Our take is that we would like to see a movie version of the play or see the play again in a smaller theater with better management of acoustics. I doubt we will be back to Clowes

2.0 star rating Shocked liberal from San Francisco, California


I should have realized that a musical from the creators of South Park would be crass. But this was beyond my expectations. Vulgar and offensive does not make for funny but it was vulgar and offensive to the nth degree. We enjoyed the first 25 minutes but after that, spent the evening looking at each other and saying "REALLY???? Saying "F U" to God over and over was offensive. The sexually explicit numbers were vulgar and made us extremely uncomfortable. I wouldn't say we are bible thumpers but by the time we left the theater we figured we were about as out of place as a gay bar in Fresno. Simply be aware of what you are in for and under no circumstances should you take anyone under the age of 21. All that being said, the cast had great voices and the lead was a wonderful dancer.

1.5 star rating JJames from Detroit, Michigan


Do NOT waste your time or money. Storyline is weak. Very shallow and cliche humor. Volume was way too loud.

1.5 star rating Jodi g from Seattle, Washington


The person on the soundboard needs to go sit in the audience to experience the tortious aural assault. Distortion rendered the lyrics incomprehensible and the volume painful. The paramount is not known for great acoustics but Jersey Boys was well delivered for the venue. Given reviews from other cities, perhaps the sound company should be fired. I think the leads could sing, but not sure. I found the story line(if you can claim one) disappointing given that my favorite South Park episode is Book of Mormon. This didn't give me any brief moments of being able to pretend to be at a broadway production once the lights went down. Limited humourous lines, mediocre ensemble dancing and singing. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

1.0 star rating Black in the Northwest from Seattle, Washington


If this web site gave me the capability to select ZERO stars I would gladly rate it that low! Did the actors do their jobs? Yes. But the content is racist, homophobic and mysogynistic. I cringed for the Black performers each time they delivered a demeaning line. Yes, I realize BOM is written by the creators of South Park, but this went above and beyond their version of dark humor. The blogger at Blackandoutside summarized my feelings on this piece of garbage perfectly in his August 29, 2016 post. Go there if you care to read more - no sense in reinventing the wheel AND this website won't allow me to include a link to the article "F**k the Book of Mormon". I was disappointed to see such a large number of theater goers in a city that is known for voting "blue" and where Black Lives Matter signs are in so many yards laughing and enjoying this vile, offensive piece of crap. Smdh

1.0 star rating Tim Joslin Sr. from Seattle, Washington


We have seen many broadway shows over the years, but had never left at intermission, until tonight. Loud, vulgar and no talent cast!

1.0 star rating Joanne eldred from Valparaiso, Indiana


We were very disappointed in not only the show but the theater. Our seats were in the far corner of the theater and we could not see the stage. When I approached the usher to ask for assistance, I was told there are cushions in the lower level of the theater. By then, the show was about to start and I would not have been re admitted . What a rip off! I sat thru the entire first act not being able to see thru the heads of the people in front of me. I've never had dress circle seats as bad as these , especially considering we paid $240 for two seats We hated the show, it was not one bit funny . It portrayed the Africans as idiots . I can enjoy a irreverent humor but this wasn't humorous in the slightest. It was stupid and offensive. The terrible experience at the Bank of American theater was our last.

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HILARIOUS ingenius Unmissable

One of the best musicals I have EVER seen!

If heaven promises to "have it all", then The Book of Mormon is paradise on Broadway - populated with the naughty and nice. After all, this provocative production has been running since 2011 - making it one of New York's top attractions!

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