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Published: Tuesday, May 3 2011 8:34 a.m. MDT

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gem2477
Layton, UT

Wow. It looks like there was a short supply of good musicals and plays. I find it doubtful that "The Book of Mormon" musical is really worthy of a Best Musical Tony Award. Sheesh.

JustSoYouKnow
Pleasant Grove, UT

Dear Gem2477: It'd be natural to wonder if YOU have seen "The Book of Mormon: the Musical." Especially since you are condeming the Tony organization for its professional opinion -- whose nominating committee HAS seen the show. When one production receives 14 Tony awards, tying the record for largest number of nominations, you'd think that the question on the Tony nomination committee was not if there was a short supply of good musicals. We each have the right to an opinion, but opinions with knowledge are more respected. At the very least, after you have seen the show you can speak with greater authority on why this show has been honored by the Tonys, the Drama Desk organization and other award committees -- and many professional reviewers.

gem2477
Layton, UT

Dear JustSoYouKnow: How do you know I haven't seen the show? No musical that is profane and obscene or makes fun of someone's beliefs can be considered a quality musical. Obscenity is used when you can't come up with anything better to say and want to take the cheap way out. There would be major outcry if there was a musical like this one about Muslims or Jews. My point was the "professional reviewers" and "award committees" care more for how obscene the show is and the shock value more than if it is actually good. I have noticed that this has been going on for several years. I don't see these guys as really credible.

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