***** Highly Recommended ***** “The Book of Mormon”, which has returned to Chicago for a seven week run, was just as funny the second time around! Chock full of bawdy, off-color, and offensive (to some) content, “The Book of Mormon” pokes fun at things people hold sacred – like most of the religions of the world. By the way, adults only! Regardless of whether they watch TV hit , “South Park” or not, your young teens and tweens do not belong in this audience. Bawdy content aside, “The Book of Mormon,” written by Trey Parker and Robin Lopez, the duo responsible for “South Park,” is a Broadway blockbuster musical, complete with a talented cast, sparkly costumes, snappy choreography, even a tap-dancing chorus line! It’s brilliant, it’s funny, and I loved it. I give “The Book of Mormon” four Spotlights.
“The Book of Mormon” runs through August 14th at the PrivateBank Theatre, 18 West Monroe, Chicago. Running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $45-$120. Please note: If you want tickets, get them now. There will be no extensions past August 14th, since “Hamilton” is coming to this theatre in September. Discounted parking (with your ticket) at the InterPark at Adams and Wabash. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
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