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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 61



3.0 star rating Dore from Reno, Nevada


It may have been our location in the theater ... lower level on the side ... but the lighting and the sound were not tops. The lighting on stage reflected too intensely. It hurt my eyes! The sound was not super clear. The performers were very good.

3.0 star rating Stella from Toronto, Ontario


I've seen this show five or six times now because I love it so much, so I was thoroughly looking forward to this production. Sadly, I felt let down. The sound quality was off, making the treble ear-piercing, and drowning out a lot of the words. The female lead couldn't do an African accent to save her life, which was thoroughly disappointing, especially considering she has some great lines, which were only overshadowed by her terrible pronunciation. Other than that, the show was great fun as always. I suppose if I'd never seen it before I would have rated it higher, but the last time I saw it, in Toronto, it was utterly fantastic, and this production sadly fell flat.

3.0 star rating Matt M from San Jose, California


Saw this last night in San Jose - July 17, 2019. Great performers and play that was hampered by poor sound engineering. Same problem as past years according to these reviews. With that much volume are you really unable to make the voices come through. The balcony got loud music volume and unintelligible dialogue and lyrics - Thats ridiculous after the consistent past feedback below. Please upgrade your sound engineers and turn up the vocals in the mix. If s cast member sat in the balcony they would be pissed.

3.0 star rating from Hershey, Pennsylvania


Maybe it is my hearing but I missed probably 50% of the lyrics because I couldn’t hear them, or miss understood what was being said. The costumes and choreography were great, and I understand the plot ,but I just had trouble with the musical dialog because I couldn’t hear it over the music.

3.0 star rating HB from Detroit, Michigan


As a baby boomer I am a huge fan of South Park. Always wanted to see Book so me and my wife went opening night. Bought tickets at box office for $160 each. Ouch. The show kept me interested but I wasn't laughing like others were. Cast was great along with the music, but it just didn't click with me. First act a bit slow but second act redeemed the show for me. I did think at times that if I was a religious person that I may be offended but again this is from the makers of South Park. I am kind of weird, that when I see a musical I prefer the songs to be just songs, not actual storyline. So I tend to get lost in the melody and music and not really listen to the words. But I am glad I did finally see it and in the end I did enjoy myself but not to the extent I was hoping.

3.0 star rating from Fort Worth, Texas


Show and cast appear to be great. Can’t understand 50% of dialogue or lyrics due to excessive amplification. This is all the more ironic in a house (Bass Hall, Fort Worth) with great acoustics. All of the cast are wearing mics, even though all of them sound like they have more than adequate stage voices. I suspect the touring company brought it’s own sound gear, but it wasn’t needed here, and it ruined the show.

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.

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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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