Posts Tagged ‘book of mormon’

OMG, It’s “War Horse” at Our Curran Theatre – A Spectacle – Positive to Enthusiastic Reviews – Ends Sept. 9th

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

I don’t know what you’re looking for in a play, but how’s this?

2011 Tony Awards:
  • Best Play
  • Best Direction (Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris)
  • Best Scenic Design (Rae Smith, winner)
  • Best Lighting Design (Paule Constable, winner)
  • Best Sound Design (Christopher Shutt, winner)

In addition, Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones of Handspring Puppet Company won the Special Tony Award for War Horse.

So yeah, War Horse at our SHN Curran Theatre is a puppet show based on a children’s book, but it looks amazing.

Speaking of which, here’s SFPD horse “Hammer” meeting SHN horse puppet “Joey” the other day in Golden Gate Park – check the video:

Click to expand – more deets on this equine experiment from Kavin Fagan here

And, the reviews:

Miracles abound in the electrifying “War Horse per Robert Hurwitt of the San Francisco Chronicle

A theatrical coup” per long-time San Francisco critic Janos Gereben

It’s “spellbinding” per Karen D’Souza of the San Jose Mercury News

War Horse earns its stripesper Ken Marks of KQED

War Horse is the one touring show that shouldn’t be missed“ per Cy Ashley Webb of the Stark Insider

Four stars out of five per Albert Goodwyn, SF Performing Arts Examiner

It’s a great show. You (and your kin aged 12 and up) ought to go see it.

And oh, BTW, if you don’t already have tickets for The Book of Mormon, you know, the Best Musical of the Century (already!) per the New York Times, well, it’s time to start freaking out. You can’t buy tickets now because the only way to do that is to get a subscription for the 2012-2013 season (you know, Lion King, Wicked, etc.) but here’s the catch: SOLD OUT, baby! Already. So you’re going to need to move move move when individual tickets go on sale, whenever that will be. BoM, which is, fundamentally, a “love letter to religion written by an atheist,” however foul-mouthed it may be, will only be here for five short weeks. Every last show will sell out, just saying.

Sacrilicious: Listen to the Entire Soundtrack of the Hit Broadway Play “The Book of Mormon” Right Here

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Well, here it is, streamed straight to you from the NPR.

It takes about seven minutes for the more profane aspects to kick in. If you’re the sensitive type, just listen to the first track. (You don’t want to hear what happens in Africa.)

Click to expand

And here’s the official reply from the official MormBlog:

“The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people’s lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ.”

O.K then.

Fin.

Act I
  • “Hello” – Price, Cunningham and Mormon Boys
  • “Two By Two” – Price, Cunningham and Mormon Boys
  • “You and Me (But Mostly Me)” – Price and Cunningham
  • “Hasa Diga Eebowai” – Mafala, Price, Cunningham and Ugandans
  • “Turn It Off” – McKinley and Missionaries
  • “I Am Here For You” – Price and Cunningham
  • “All American Prophet” – Price, Cunningham, Joseph SmithAngel Moroni and Company
  • “Sal Tlay Ka Siti” – Nabulungi
  • “Man Up” – Cunningham, Nabulungi, Price and Company
Act II
  • “Making Things Up Again” – Cunningham, Cunningham’s Dad, Joseph Smith, Mormon, Moroni and Ugandans
  • “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream” – Price and Company
  • “I Believe” – Price
  • “Baptize Me” – Cunningham, Nabulungi
  • “I Am Africa” – McKinley, Missionaries and Ugandans
  • “Joseph Smith American Moses” – Nabulungi and Ugandans
  • “Tomorrow Is a Latter Day” – Price, McKinley, Cunningham, Nabulungi and Company
  • “Hello” (Reprise) – Company