Several Meetup groups are going to seeThe Book of Mormonthis evening so don't miss out on the fun!
Come to the Pantages Theatre to see The Book of Mormon.
The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with a book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Best known for creating the animated comedy South Park, Parker and Stone co-created the music with Lopez, who co-wrote and co-composed Avenue Q. The show lampoons organized religion and traditional musical theatre, reflecting the creators' lifelong fascination with Mormonism and musicals.
The Book of Mormon tells the story of two young Mormonmissionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naive and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share the Book of Mormon, one of their scriptures—which only one of them knows very well—but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about war, famine, poverty, and AIDS than about religion (Hasa Diga Eebowi).
After nearly seven years of development, the show opened on Broadway in March 2011. The Book of Mormon has garnered positive critical response and numerous theatre awards including nine Tony Awards, one of which was for Best Musical and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. An original Broadway cast recording was released in May 2011 and became the highest-charting Broadway cast album in over four decades, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard charts.
HOW TO BUY YOUR OWN TICKETS:
This is a very popular show. Buy your tickets immediately before they sell out!
We are all buying our own tickets separately. Ticket prices start at $35 on the side section and prices go up from there. If you want to save Ticketmaster fees you can purchase your ticket at the Pantages Theatre box office. Otherwise you can purchase your ticket by telephone through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-ARTS (2787) or online by CLICKING HERE.
If you'd like to find someone to sit with or buy tickets together, you can post a comment on this meetup page below. Please RSVP and join us for this great event.
We will meet before the show for dinner (see below) and at intermission near the Audience Services booth in the lobby.
See a clip about The Book of Mormon on 60 Minutes here:
Hope you join our Theatre group. We're almost a year old - with 300+ members.
The idea is simple - see plays, find out what's going on in the local theatre scene - and hopefully make a new friend.
Sometimes we have 5 people going - sometimes 25 or 30 - hard to tell!
It's a way to meet new people - gay and hetero - who like plays. It's a way to see more plays, and find out about plays. And since everyone is on a budget, we mostly schedule plays with theatre companies and their artistic directors, with agroup discount of anywhere from 30% to 50% - and occasionally - *gasp* - free!
A few pointers about our group ....
1. IF YOU RSVP, SHOW UP - OR CANCEL WITHIN 24 HOURS. After 3 no-shows, you'll be uninvited from the group.
2. WE WELCOME YOUR SHOW SUGGESTIONS.
3. WE WELCOME YOU TO BECOME A CO-ORGANIZER OF EVENTS.
4. THERE IS A $2 FEE ON TOP OF THE TICKET PRICE FOR EACH EVENT, TO COVER THE MONTHLY FEE CHARGED BY WWW.MEETUP.COM TO HOST A WEBPAGE ON THEIR SITE. YOU PAY VIA PAYPAL.
AND AGAIN: IT DOESN'T JUST HAVE TO BE FOR GAYS/ LESBIANS.
We totally welcome FOG's (Friends of Gays). In fact, many of our best friends are hetero (not to mention women).
The mix is fun!! The key words are THEATRE, GAY, FOG, DISCOUNT, CONVIVIAL, BIG-HEARTED, GOOD ENERGY !!