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I waited a year to finally see this show and came away thinking it was – eh, pretty good, certainly entertaining and more than a bit childish.  The childish part stands to reason since its writers are the same guys who created South Park – Matt Stone and Trey Parker.  These guys get off telling fart jokes and others of the same ilk.

BOM is definitely outrageous in the way it pokes fun at religion and how it showcases profanity in the way 13  year old boys find hysterical.  How many times can we say fu** in a song, and better yet, words I don’t want to write in a blog.  Body excrements take center stage in this show and all the ways it can be showcased in sophomoric style humor.

My funny bone isn’t activated that way, unfortunately in this case since I paid a lot of money for seats in the nose bleed section of the theater.  That would have even been fine if I’d laughed occasionally with everybody else who appreciated the offbeat humor.  But then again, I never found South Park funny either.

Oddly enough I did enjoy the show though.  Music is fantastic, which isn’t surprising since it was created by Robert Lopez of “Avenue Q” fame, the adorably inventive and truly funny Broadway show.  Dance numbers were great too and well staged.  And the sets were colorful, elaborate and beautifully designed.  Performers were all simply terrific with powerful voices that punched out songs the way they were meant to be sung.

It was certainly a Broadway calibre musical.  But for me the book was a little too stupid and adolescent to become engrossed in.  I’m glad I saw it though; now I know what all the fuss is about.

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