Home Theater “Book of Mormon” Missing Playbill Page: The Song List

For some reason, the Playbill for “The Book of Mormon” doesn’t have a song list. Who knows why? An usher told us during intermission on Wednesday night that the reason was “the songs are dirty.” Yeah, well, not so dirty, and their titles don’t give anything away. So here’s the missing page for opening night revelers. “Hasa Diga, Eebowai” translates into “F– You, God.”

ACT ONE:

Prologue: The Hill Cumorah

Scene 1: Missionary Training Center

“Hello”……………………………………………………                Elder Price, Elder Cunningham & Mormon Boys

“Two By Two”……………………………………………                Elder Price, Elder Cunningham & Mormon Boys

Scene 2: Salt Lake City Airport

“You And Me (But Mostly Me)”………………..                Elder Price & Elder Cunningham

Scene 3: A small village in Northern Uganda

“Hasa Diga Eebowai”               …………………..                 Mafala, Elder Price, Elder Cunningham & Ugandans

Scene 4: Mormon Missionaries Apartment

“Turn It Off”…………………….…………………….                  Elder McKinley & Missionaries

Scene 5: The village

“All American Prophet”…………………………..                Elder Price, Elder Cunningham, Joseph Smith, Moroni, & Company

Scene 6: Nabulungi’s House

“Sal Tlay Ka Siti”…………………………………………..                 Nabulungi

Scene 7: Mormon Missionaries Apartment

Scene 8: The Village

“Man Up”………………………………………………                 Elder Cunningham, Nabulungi, Elder Price & Company

ACT TWO:

Entr’acte………………………….………………………………                  Orchestra

Prologue: The Hill Cumorah

Scene 1: The Village

“Making Things Up Again”………………….……….         Elder Cunningham, Cunningham’s Dad, Joseph Smith, Mormon, Moroni & Ugandans

Scene 2: The Dream

“Spooky Mormon Hell Dream”…………………….          Elder Price & Company

Scene 3: Bus Stop/General’s Camp

“I Believe”……………………………….…………………          Elder Price

Scene 4: The Village

“Baptize Me”…………….……………………………….            Elder Cunningham, Nabulungi

Scene 5: A River

“I Am Africa” ……………….…………………………..             Elder McKinley, Missionaries, & Ugandans

Scene 6: Coffee Shop

Scene 7: The Mission

“Joseph Smith American Moses”………………….         Nabulungi & Ugandans

Scene 8: The Village

“Tomorrow Is A Latter Day”…………………………        Elder Price, Elder McKinley, Elder Cunningham, Nabulungi & Company

“Hello” (Reprise)…………………………………………        Company

19 replies to this post
  1. Well, I also went with HIGH expectations. They were not met….perhaps, they were so high that no musical could meet them. Have I become victim of ‘the hype’? I saw it in SF and we are musical junkies. Now I must say f*ck 20 times a day, my mother swore like a sailor, I am a former Marine, and I was a teamster for 20 years, so suffice it to say I am not a delicate flower, however I think they could have been a tad bit more creative. Drop the F*uck God number, the child molester bit, etc. Yes, I am very aware of the atrocities that are going on in Uganda, but I don’t think this did anything to enlighten the audience to this knowledge, so perhaps this was not their intent, well then, why in the hell use it? The acting was great, 3/4 of the musical numbers were wonderful, overall it was funny, the tap dancing scene was grand, I give it a 7. Worth seeing, but not worth hundred dollar seats in the nose bleed section.

  2. You recognize therefore significantly in the case of this matter, produced me for my part imagine it from numerous varied angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be interested except it’s something to do with Lady gaga! Your personal stuffs nice. Always care for it up!

  3. “There will be no Tony’s for this “show”, and in short order it will be flushed…” says ‘Arty Ziff’

    Don’t quit your day job moron.

  4. I had a chance to see the play when I was in New York over the summer. It was everything that was advertised, down to the crass bits about genital mutilation. I was expecting that, so I still found it very, very funny.
    I should say I’ve been a fan of South Park since the days of Jesus vs. Santa Claus, and I thought the South Park movie was great. I didn’t have a problem
    finding tickets, btw. I found Book of Mormon discount tickets online at
    http://amazonticketsonline.com/The-Book-Of-Mormon
    Go see it if you can. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

  5. I just watched the show a couple days ago. I have been singing the songs constantly. Additionally, LOL @ Arty Ziff. I love it when people are so confident in their opinion with nothing to back them up…..and then a show wins 9 Tony Awards. I don’t think he will say anything else on this forum though. He’s probably trolling on another site. People like that don’t take it into consideration when they are wrong.

  6. Arty Ziff writes:

    “There will be no Tony’s for this “show”, and in short order it will be flushed…”

    Man, I bet this Arty Ziff guy feels like an ass now.

  7. Count me among those who adored the show. I went with low expectations. I knew it would be loud, crass, and funny and it is certainly all those things. What I didn’t expect was a well crafted show with a delightful story, exceptionally tuneful songs, and a surprise ending which not only brings a smile, but maybe even a tear. The humor is not of the toilet variety, but the kind that arises from character and situation, which is to say, the very best kind.

    These are creators who clearly love and understand the Broadway musical genre (as opposed to say the creators of “Spider Man”) and they will be richly rewarded for their efforts. I’ve seen the show twice and found it even funnier the second time around. I think you can pretty much rest assured this show will receive the award for Best Musical and probably a bunch of others as well.

  8. Arty,

    Bzzzzzzt – Ohhh I’m so sorry – you’re wrong.

    The answer was, “If you smiled during “Springtime for Hitler”, you should take a chance on this well conceived, beautifully performed, irreverent comedic masterpiece. Broadway will never be the same – thankfully”

    Thanks for playing though -we have some nice parting gifts for you…

  9. I’m sorry Arty, but you have no FUCKING clue what you’re talking about. The show is an amazing tribute to both mormons and Broadway. You can’t understand this until you see the show, but it is the funniest and the sweetest thing I have ever seen. I saw it in previews and instantly fell in love. In fact, I went again tonight with my friends for their birthday because I felt this is something they need to see. If you didn’t realize this, the show hasn’t gotten a bad review yet. So no Tony? You don’t know a thing about shit. I can promise you right now, this show will be up for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design, and Lighting Design and win at LEAST half of them. So before you go ranting about how a show contains nothing but potty-humor and an excuse for publicity, do two things for me, THINK and then fucking see for yourself.

  10. Arty. Lighten up and check your facts. This “DOA” show is sold out through mid May. I went last night and absolutely loved it. I’m in my 30’s and not a big fan of South Park. The majority of the audience were well older than I and they laughed hysterically. The show is brilliantly written, the songs unique and memorable, talent is top notch and I don’t think I have laughed so much in the theater since “Looped.”

  11. David Hendrix writes:

    “The outrageousness and satire in the show plays second fiddle to the craft of musical theater.”

    Exactly, David.

    Outrageous toilet humor like South Park might make for great juvenal hijinks, but it is hardly material worthy of anything more than disposable dinner theater.

    There will be no Tony’s for this “show”, and in short order it will be flushed…

  12. “Arty Ziff” writes with the great benefit of having not seen the show – and, accordingly, with a mass of assumptions. Having seen the show I can say that these assumptions are wholly off the mark. The outrageousness and satire in the show plays second fiddle to the craft of musical theater. The writers clearly know and love the form of musicals – c.f. the South Park movie which was essentially a musical. This is respectful of the form and a delight in that regard. As to the comedic elements – anyone whose faith in the supernatural can be so easily shaken by satire – should probably not attend this show. It might make you think…

  13. You for got the Hasa Diga Eebowai” Reprise (saddest part of the show)

    And I feel the opening number will be credited as sung by “company…or mormons”

  14. Talked to the house manager, actually. She said that since a lot of jokes could have been ruined by people finding out things that are in this “missing page” before they actually got the them in the show, they just scrapped it.

  15. I’ve always felt that Mormonism is a bit on the bizarre side, but stuff like this is pretty much just run-of-the-mill toilet humor, almost certainly written around some thin Mormon story line simply for shock value. They can almost guarantee free publicity both because of the obscene insult to some fringe religion, and also the publicity as a result of the Mormon’s understandable indignant response.

    But in the end, it’s just juvenile toilet humor that will disappear pretty quickly as the initial light crowds of twenty-somethings find other toilet humor to laugh at. My guess is that most of the ticket buyers will arrive sufficiently loaded to giggle at anything, and end their evening after however much of the show they can sit through at a nearby bar getting even more loaded.

    Folks, it’s a snore, and pretty much DOA.

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