going to see the book of mormon

OKAY story time so i have to audition for school next month and im singing turn it off so what better way to prepare than draw elder mckinley am i right

It’s disheartening to see different/“weird” theatre having to fight this hard for its existence on Broadway.

A Chorus Line was “weird.” Fiddler on the Roof was “weird.” Cabaret was “weird.” Hair was “weird.” Sunday in the Park With George was “weird.” Rent was “weird.” Avenue Q was “weird.” The Book of Mormon was “weird.” Spring Awakening was “weird.” Fela! was “weird.” Passing Strange was “weird.” [title of show] was “weird.” Hamilton was “weird.”

Take risks on new work. Don’t be afraid of change. Art evolves with the time, and theatre has to be allowed to evolve and be seen on the scale that Broadway provides without having to be “marketable.”

Support weird theatre! See weird theatre! Make weird theatre! Read weird theatre! Invest in weird theatre!

Long live weird theatre! Go see Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 and Indecent.

Underrated things from The Book Of Mormon
  • Elder Poptarts
  • Satan implying that all Catholics and Jews go to Hell
  • “He answered your prayers, huh?”
  • the golden plates in “Joseph Smith: American Moses”
  • the mission president
  • the gasps of Genghis Khan, Jeffrey Dahmer, Adolf Hitler, and Johnnie Cochran when they hear that Kevin broke rule 72
  • the “Hasa Diga Eebowai” reprise
  • “fuck you in the eye!… fuck you in the other eye!”
  • the x-ray of the Book of Mormon in Kevin’s ass
  • “I have maggots in my scrotum” “You should really see a doctor about that” “I am the doctor”
  • Johnnie Cochran playing the bongos in “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream”
  • the entire airport scene
  • “Africa is nothing like Lion King!  I think that movie took a lot of artistic license!”
  • the kraken that shoots Joseph Smith torpedoes that will turn you into a lesbian
  • the insanely fast costume change in “Turn It Off”
  • the fact that Arnold has never read the Book of Mormon
My co-star Nic Rouleau once pulled a muscle in his leg in the middle of a show and had to call out mid-act two. So he finished his number, and the next time he appeared, [his standby] just came onstage and continued the show! They didn’t have time to announce it, so I knew that the audience would be so confused. … Nic is blonde, and his cover has black hair. So as soon as I came out with the new Elder Price, I just said, ‘Oh, Elder Price it’s great to see you. I see you’ve dyed your hair.’ And everybody just went nuts and clapped, and I felt very relieved that I wasn’t going to let this go by without saying anything about it. It was a fun audience bonding moment.
—  Ben Platt

what i say: im fine

what i mean: i’m happy that in the closing number of The Book Of Mormon they reference the fact that Connor McKinley overcame his internalized homophobia however I think it would’ve added a lot to the story and McKinley’s character if there was some sort of Turn It Off reprise in which we could see him going through this emotional change. It is literally established that this man has vivid, traumatic nightmares regarding his sexuality every night. It would’ve added a lot to the production to witness him change his worldview as he begins to doubt the existence of god and the legitimacy of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. And lets talk about Kevin. Did Kevin’s arrival at the mission center influence Connor’s worldview? I mean obviously the nonsense that Kevin, Arnold, and Nabalungi started prompted Connor to question the legitimacy of what he’d been told his entire life. But he also tried to kiss Kevin after the general shot that guy. Like he just tried to kiss Kevin and it’s never acknowledged again. How big of a role did Kevin play in Connor’s emotional development? Why don’t we get to see it happen? Connor was in serious denial about his sexuality since 5th grade, is he okay? 

i had a dream that i went to see the book of mormon with the current bway cast but everytime cunningham went offstage he was just. replaced with a different actor from another production every single time and nic looked so confused

this was especially obvious in you and me but mostly me where we had josh gads sweet nasally tone until the curtain came down on him and then out of nowhere aj holmes’ “MY BEST FRIEND” broke the house speakers. nic looked like he was going to cry

yeah uh im not tryna be a douche or forcefully explain no this is relaxed no awkwardness or tension here but some of y'all who don’t like the uh whaddaya call it uh “superwholock” newer musicals need to maybe chill yourself please.

i mean, can you just let people enjoy things, even if its cringey and simpler than you’d prefer? i understand and agree that some less mature, younger audiences unfortunately ignore the more serious realities in them for whatever reasons they may have, and that others treat them and exploit them as more serious than they actually are, but that’s all a pretty pathetic excuse to completely disrespect somebody’s favorite show.

if you want to explicitly disagree with it, maybe do so in an unbiased, approachable manner by explaining your personal, sound reasoning for why you’re not into it/why you have bad feelings for it. that’s sort of the most mature thing to do, rather than shit on some naive 13 year old just getting into the musical scene, only trying to have a good time w a show they’ve taken interest to.

its not that serious and you’re not superior or a better fan or whatever the hell for not liking those musicals and enjoying more classical pieces of theatre. still, just as you should be kind to others with different preferences, they should respect what you do and dont like, and its okay not to like things, so just please be considerate and kind to each other! i think im done, have a nice, full day!!! love you guys!!

When I went to go see the book of mormon nic rouleau was playing Price and Stephen ashfield was McKinley and during the hell dream when McKinley came out Price looked at him and then??? covered his crotch??? and then the demons came and ripped his hands away it was great I lost my shit especially when the demons started pointing at his crotch like “look who got a boner lol”

OK, so by my count there are around 11 people (plus one baby) living in Kitguli. This is shown in Hasa Diga Eebowai.

Now, Mafala says that 80% of the village has AIDS. 80% of 11 is 8.8 (11x0.8). Rounded up, that’s 9 people in this village that have AIDS and 2 people that don’t. We already know that Nabulungi is one of those two, which leaves one member of the village who doesn’t have AIDS. I’m going to assume that it’s the baby’s mother, because AIDS is transmitted from mother to child, and clearly the baby ins’t ill if Mutumbo tried to rape it to get rid of his AIDS. This means that the man who gets shot in the head by General Butt-Fucking-Naked has AIDS.

Where am I going with this? Well, AIDS is transmitted through a variety of methods, but one of them is contact with the blood of someone who is infected. 

Now, after the man is shot by General Butt-Fucking-Naked, we clearly see that Elder Price is covered in his blood. 

Originally posted by askeldermckinley

This includes some on his face, near his eyes, nose, and mouth. This means that there was mostly likely some transference of blood into his body. Blood which, it’s already been established, most likely contains the HIV virus.

Kevin Price most likely has AIDS.

I just saw BOM on bway and elder price is gay

HEY it’s me I’m here to let u guys know how insanely amazing the current cast of tbom is on broadway(I mean all the casts are amazing but like)! I’m just gonna make a list of amazing shit(most of its gonna b mcpriceley evidence my dudes)

-The way Nic and Stephen play Price and McKinley is SO GOOD!! They give the characters an insane amount of chemistry
- McKinley is a hands on dude like whenever he can he’ll put a hand on Kevin’s shoulder when talking/singing to him
- Stephen’s McKinley REALLY GOES FOR IT WHEN HE TRIES TO KISS KEVIN,, LIKE,, HE REALLY GOES FOR IT THATS ALL I CAN SAY
- He also holds Kevin’s hand when showing him and Arnold to their rooms and it’s really cute he’s really happy
- they casually shoot glances at each other
- DURING THE HELL DREAM!! McKinley gets held up by dancers and faces Kevin(it kinda looks like he’s on a cross for reference) and they lock eyes for a few seconds before Kevin reaches a hand out to touch him but he gets whisked away by dancers right as Kevin’s hand touches his chest
- The way this cast did it was obviously alluding to Kevin being gay
- My parents were with me and as general audience members they caught on really fast
- My dad even said when we were at dinner afterwards “Yeah duh he’s gay they almost kissed and almost hooked up in the dream” and my mom was like “I wish it was implied heavier, I wish it were more obvious that Price and McKinley got together in the end.”
- GENERAL AUDIENCE MEMBERS THINK THIS, THE CAST KNOWS WHAT THEYRE DOING
- And of course there’s Nic’s, Stephen’s, and the official bom instagram implying that they’re canon

- also Brian Sears’ played Arnold SO WELL he really made the role his own
- he dabbed at one point and I almost screamed
- Nabulungi’s actress was a stand in for that night but she did AMAZING and she made me cry
- everything was so good and I could talk about it forever
- Also being there you can REALLY see the characters facial expressions and honestly that MAKES the show

Overall it was amazing and I’m so lucky I got the chance to go AND meet the actors(who were all super cool and nice)

Why haven’t we talked more about Kevin Price’s anxiety?

Like, in every iteration of the musical…that seems to remains constant no matter who plays him?? He seems to holds himself so tensely, makes a considerable amount to always try and be perfectly presentable, and has a lot of nervous niches such as: fixing his hair, clutching his pant legs when sitting, plastering on fake smiles, hunching in on himself, murmuring assurances to himself and having a fear/discomfort of physical contact. 

Someone help this boy??? I wish I could see this more prevalent in fics and stuff.

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kind of a continuation of this

Elder Church helps Elder Poptarts visit his sister’s grave for the first time since she died. She passed away right before he left for Uganda so he hadn’t seen her headstone and had extreme anxiety at the thought of visiting her. Church shows up with a huge bouquet of lilies one day and asks if he felt strong enough. Poptarts cries the whole time and squeezes Church’s hand so hard it hurts. 

Church gets his own place when he’s back in the states (that he shares with his roommate Poptarts) but still visits his mom every week to see how she is doing. He’s very nervous about introducing her to people because he knows what she’s been through and doesn’t want her to ever be hurt again. One day, Poptarts asks if he can go with him. Poptarts bakes her a cake and she loves it.

Good luck up you with final exams and SATs

Here’s an hour or so long playlist for ya as you get ready as as you drive and before to go in for you musical theater nerds 

youtube playlist    

Opening up[Waitress] 

You and me (but mostly me)[Book of Mormon]

 My Shot [Hamilton] 

Once and for All (like on volume blasting your eardrums) [Newsies]

 96,000 [in the heights]

 Popular[wicked]

 Bottom’s Gonna be on Top[something rotton] 

We see The light[something rotton]

 Sincerely Me [dear Evan hansen]

Master of the House [Les Mis](optional wrong tone but great tune)

 Masquerade [Phantom] 

Natasha Pierre…Prologue [Natasha…the great comet] 

Once and For All or Yorktown right before you go in as loud as you can bear

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I am the man meme with Elder Price from the Book of Mormon!!!

I’m going to see it in November so here have this

Kevin buys a frame and puts a picture of Connor and Kevin at an after-party in it, bleary eyed, and Connor’s arm is slung around Kevin’s shoulders. Kevin looks happier than he has in a long time. He puts it next to a photo of Kevin and Arnold and feels pleased every time he looks over at his windowsill and reminds himself that there are two people in this world who love him.

“You look handsome as can be in this picture,” says Connor, when he sees it. Kevin preens. Connor doles out compliments as much as insults, and it always makes Kevin feel warm and happy. “I’m pretty certain you threw up about five minutes after this was taken, though.”

this is an excerpt from @neverbirds fanfiction a step by step guide to falling in love; or, how to woo a guy in 1,854 days , it was so amazing that i just had to draw this. hope you like it! ♥