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The Book of Mormon at The Kennedy Center Reviews – Is It Worth It?

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Last night I went to a show that combines Darth Vader with Star Wars, Hobbits with Jesus and Gangas Kahn with a modern day Jewish/Christian religion. It’s wasn’t Jesus Christ Superstar, it was The Book of Mormon at the Kennedy Center. If you saw last night’s performance, you probably loved it, I did too…unfortunately you did not get the best of the show…and it wasn’t the cast’s fault. The Book of Mormon at the Kennedy Center reviews are going to be amazing, but I feel ripped off by something, the sound.

At first I was blaming Mark Evans or Elder Price, the lead character, when he looked like he was trying to belt out noted in songs like “I Believe” (which is one of the more loved ones because of their performance at the Tony Awards) and just couldn’t do it. You could hear him, but his volume never increased like the rest of the cast. I was also in the very front row so I could hear his levels and they didn’t go up either like the rest did when they sang out. I don’t know if they have someone on a sound board that forgot all about his microphone and didn’t push the leads volume up, but he was the only one whose voice did not get louder when it was supposed to and it definitely did not sound like he was trying to belt, however, this could have been a combination of three things.

1. They played a recorded version during hard songs which is actually very common with some shows. The recording could have gotten louder because it is pre-done, unless the sound person needs to make it louder manually. 2. He was perfectly on key and pitch which was amazing, but his microphone wasn’t working and when he got louder, it could have overloaded and not taken his voice with it. 3. He can sing very well, but he can’t belt. My guess is that it is 2 or 3 or a combination of them. In his defense, although the songs he sang were ruined for me and took away from what would have been a 100% perfect show because I wanted to hear belting with these new Broadway Anthems, they just got to DC and many cast members still had their luggage from traveling. To get up on stage and perform a high energy show with a lot of high notes after traveling is insane. I give them all credit for an awesome job which is very rare. The Book of Mormon Kennedy Center reviews are amazing, especially because of this, however, with that said, here is what I’m confused about.

They just got there so there are going to be some sound issues during the first few shows. But the lead in the show’s microphone doesn’t work or pick up his voice so that he can belt during both acts? They could have easily changed his microphone and run a test before the second act. He is an amazing actor, has a great voice, but I honestly believe he just couldn’t belt out his numbers last night which is a shame because it took away from the show for me. All of the supporting Actors and the real lead Christopger John O’Neill or Elder Cunningham’s voice rose and lowered perfectly, it was just Elder Price. Nabulungi or Samantha Marie Ware had a couple of smaller sound issues but she belted out instead and you could hear perfectly. She was able to fix the sound issues and give everyone an amazing performance. It was only Mark Evans who you couldn’t hear and he had the lead in a lot of the most popular songs which killed part of the show for me. I still loved and my reviews of The Book of Mormon at the Kennedy Center are positive, but I still can’t get over not enjoying his numbers because he didn’t want to or couldn’t belt because of the sound. I really think it was the sound guy’s fault and not the Actor, but something tells me it had to be a combination of travel, the Actors ability to belt night after night and the sound system. It definitely ruined one of the most loved songs vocally, but the acting during it was awesome and he still did a great job! If you are looking for reviews of The Book of Mormon at the Kennedy Center, then we say go!

If you read other sites that have The Book of Mormon at the Kennedy Center reviews, I have no doubt that they are going to be amazing and I don’t think I have ever given anything this high. The Book of Mormon at the Kennedy Center gets 4 and a half out of 5 stars. The dancing was perfect, routines well done, the cast was amazing, the characters kept it together, but the lead couldn’t belt out his songs or only his sound was off which takes a half star away. I wanted to do 4 out of 5 stars because a couple of my favorite songs were lacking because of sound issues, however I couldn’t do that because everyone did an amazing job. I can’t believe I just said that! The only other shows I think that have come close was Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Absinthe in Las Vegas. The cast was amazing, especially the lead female and Elder Cunningham. Unfortunately I’m not going into the plot or jokes with my The Book of Mormon at the Kennedy Center reviews because I don’t want to spoil it, but if you are sold after reading the reviews of The Book of Mormon at the Kennedy center, you can buy broadway tickets for this show by clicking on the link that says broadway tickets. The reviews of the Book of Mormon at the Kennedy center should all be amazing. I’m probably the most critical in DC so if anyone else is writing about it, expect it to have at least 4 or 5 stars out of 5. The show was awesome and a must see. You can still buy tickets to Book of Mormon at the Kennedy Center through this link and then come back here and let us know what you thought.

Free Book of Mormon CD Giveaway – Free Cast Recording Giveaway.

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With Broadway Reviewed getting it’s 1,000th like on Facebook, I decided we should do another giveaway. It seemed like a lot of you liked when I did a Free Book of Mormon CD giveaway on the Original Cast Recording. Instead of doing a CD this time, I’m going to give you an option where you can get a Free Book of Mormon CD or Free Book of Mormon cast recording in mp3 form. You let me know which form you would like the cast recording in and I’ll find it on amazon and send it to you. The contest is beginning today and ending on the 15th of February and there are ways that you can enter to win each day, so make sure you come back each day for more chances to win.

Here are the rules:

  • You must complete the tasks to win the prize. (This means supplying the information with what it asks for on the entry form).
  • You cannot use fake accounts, accounts dedicated to freebies and giveaways, etc…
    If the winning entry did not complete the task, they forfeit their prize. BroadwayReviewed.com has the right to end the contest there with no winners or we can try picking one or two more. It is at our discretion.
  • We will select the winner using random.org and rafflecopter and contact the winner within 5 business days of the contest ending for a mailing address, name and email address. If the winner does not respond within 3 business days, they forfeit their prize.
  • This is in no way related, sponsored by or endorsed by The Book of Mormon, any broadway theatre, Facebook or anything else. It is being done as a thank you for reading by BroadwayReviewed.com to our readers.

Thank you all again for reading and we appreciate your support. If you would like us to continue doing giveaways or have ideas for giveaways, feel free to contact us and let us know what you want. We always love feedback, especially about what you’d like to see us talk about on here. Thank you again for reading and good luck with the Free Book of Mormon cast recording giveaway. Also, please feel free to leave any comments below and also to share this post on your own blogs, websites and on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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I Got My Book Of Mormon Tickets in DC Early, Here’s How.

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If they are already sold out of Book of Mormon Tickets in your city, click here to find Broadway Tickets on sale or in auctions so that you don’t have to miss the show.

Yesterday I was able to get my Book of Mormon Tickets which aren’t even on sale yet for the Washington DC show at the Kennedy Center. I also actually got my seat picked out and reserved for me which is even better. The Book of Mormon tickets at the Kennedy Center aren’t actually on sale yet and are not even remotely available, but that doesn’t stop the savvy broadway fan from finding a way around and securing their tickets. Here’s how you can try to get your own Book of Mormon Tickets before they go on sale for the touring cast as well.

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1. Go to the Theatre’s website and look at the entire season of shows they have. You’ll also want to see if they have subscription options for their season. With the Kennedy Center, you can either buy a full season or create your own season. This year they have a ton of good shows from The Book of Mormon and Jekyll and Hyde to Anything Goes, War Horse and a few tributes. If you want to see the whole season you can, if not then you can choose to create your own subscription. That’s what I did. (All subscription seats at the Kennedy Center are orchestra as a heads up and you cannot get cheaper options than Orchestra when you buy a subscription.)

2. If you buy the whole season you are almost good to go. If you don’t like all of the shows and don’t think anyone would want the tickets for the ones you don’t want to see, select create your own subscription like I did and select at least three shows to create a subscription. You still cannot pick seats, but you are guaranteed a ticket if you buy a subscription.

Now that you have your subscription picked out, checkout and purchase it. You still don’t have seats picked out for that theatre so this is where you have to go an extra step and call the subscriptions office. Make sure you have your subscription order number with you when you call.

3. When you call the subscription office, let them know that you’d like to upgrade your seats or choose seats for shows that are all one price. For the Book of Mormon tickets at the Kennedy Center in DC there are numerous cost options for orchestra seating. For this one you’ll need to say that you want to upgrade to the next level or the higher level to guarantee that you’ll be in the front section of the orchestra and if you’re lucky you’ll have someone on the phone that will help you pick a seat right there. For shows that are all one price for the orchestra, ask if they can help you pick a seat while you’re on the phone.

And that’s it. Now you have all of the shows you want to see and tickets for The Book of Mormon in DC at the Kennedy Center before they are even available to the public with a seat picked out. It takes a few minutes to do, but it is worth it to not miss out on your tickets since the show is almost guaranteed to sell out. If you’re looking for Book of Mormon tickets and the show is sold out, try the link at the top of the page to find local show tickets as well as tickets to the Book of Mormon in NYC on sale or in an auction. You can also click on the banners to the right to find if they have any on sale or in my favorite ticket auction marketplace.  Also, if for some reason you don’t want to see the other shows but you do buy tickets to them to get your Book of Mormon Tickets before anyone else, you can always try to sell them in a marketplace like the one in the link above, depending on if the theatre allows you to sell them.  You’ll need to check with the theatre.

Book of Mormon Performing “Hello” at The 66th Tony Awards

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The Book of Mormon on broadway has completely taken over as far as high grossing shows. Besides Wicked, it is one of the hardest shows to get to see in NYC, unless you use the tricks here on how to buy broadway tickets. The show is absolutely hilarious and the touring cast is starting shortly. If you want tickets, you have to go fast, otherwise they will sell out before you get a chance to buy them. Everyone loves shows that are parodies and funny and when you have a show like this and let them perform at awards shows or in opening numbers like at the Tony awards, there are a ton of ways that they can tie in one of their songs. I was at Kristin Chenoweth on tour on Tony’s night so I didn’t get to see the performance of the song “Hello” from The Book of Mormon at the 66th annual Tony awards, but I did get to watch the video on YouTube and couldn’t stop laughing.

Don’t forget to enter our Book of Mormon Cast Recording Giveaway.  You can enter each day until the contest is over.

What I love about this is that they completely parody Mormons who go door to door to recruit new people to their Church, which is also the opening act of the show and what they did was combine the two of them together and make a parody out of the religion as well as the show and perform it by recruiting Actors and Nominees from the 66th annual Tony Awards to the church with the song “Hello” from the Book of Mormon.

The show is awesome and the songs are great and what I love about the characters performing Hello from the Book of Mormon at the 66th annual Tony Awards is that they actually pull it off really well. I’m pretty sure they told the Nominees that they would be coming to their doors, mainly so they’d actually be there in their dressing rooms, but I don’t know if they actually told them that they would be performing one of the songs while they were getting ready and actually acting like Elders recruiting them for the church. The performance of Hello from the Book of Mormon at the Tony awards was amazingly well done and the parody video of Hello from the Book of Mormon at the Tony awards is seriously fun to watch. Please feel free to leave a comment below with your favorite Tony Awards opening acts and parodies.

Book of Mormon Cast Recording Giveaway

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For the first time ever we have decided to try doing a giveaway. By using the different ways to enter on the field below, you could win a free cast recording of The Book of Mormon the Musical. This contest is not sponsored by Facebook or the Book of Mormon at all. It is a way for me to say thank you to all of you who read this blog and buy broadway tickets (both local and NYC shows and events) through this site. All you have to do is fill out the information below in the RaffleCopter contest moderator and then complete the actions that it asks you to do. You can do many of them each day giving you more ways to win the original cast recording of the Book of Mormon.

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After the contest is over I will select one winner at random and that person will get an email from me. You’ll need to respond within 5 business days with your mailing address or you will forfeit your prize. The prize will be sent to you after I purchase it from Amazon. That is why I will need your shipping address so that I can have them mail you a copy of the Book of Mormon Soundtrack.

The Book of Mormon Soundtrack is one of the funniest cast recordings in broadway history. It is offensive, fun and has everything from ballads to funny routines on it. Even if you haven’t seen the Book of Mormon on Broadway yet, or the touring cast of the Book of Mormon, you’ll still be able to enjoy the music from the show and imagine you are there watching it. The show has quickly become one of the favorites for everyone who writes for BroadwayReviewed.com and is one of the most popular shows on Broadway since tickets are always sold out for at least a few months in advance. The Book of Mormon is not a family friendly show because of all of the jokes and the language, but it is perfect if you want to laugh all night and watch a show that is absolutely amazing. It is definitely one of my favorite shows and one that I recommend everyone see if you are in NYC or if it is coming to your city. Thank you for entering our first contest for a free Book of Mormon soundtrack (original cast recording).