I am going to attend this musical. I am sending this out to anyone who wants to attend with me. We can pick a night and go. I want the cheap seats. This would be my first Broadway musical. I don't want to hear any naysayers tell me things about the musical unless you have SEEN it. And even then....don't. I have read the reviews and I have read articles FROM MORMONS who loved it.
Let me know if you want to go.
These were the responses:
I'll go. I love Musicals...any musical!
I think it looks kinda funny. I'd see it.
Your going to hell! With your tea!! (This is from Bowdrie Price, one of our missionaries who lived in our basement. He is joking. I promise.)
I want to go! I need advance warning and yes, the cheapest seats in the house! I can pay you cash if you order them, include fees, too. Let me know as soon as you pick a day... And don't ever forget- you are my favorite Mormon! love ya!
I want to go!
Wish I were closer, I would go with you! (This woman is one of THE best Mormons I know)
Lisa! I would like to see this also! let me know a date that works :) And the cheap seats are in my budget!!
I heard its really funny. I'll see if I can do the dates.
Okay --- great responses. Then I get this one:
While I think there is always a little couriosity regarding why something is such a "Hit" on Broadway....It does make me uneasy when we support things that disregard the good that the church does and accomplishes. It seems to be counter productive. My suggestion...find a wholesome way to spend the evening together sharing talents, building up and serving others (all things that the all those I know on this string are well known for).
So I responded:
Thank you. That is a nice idea. BUT I specifically asked for no naysayers. I know what the reviews have said, I have heard church members state their opinions. I want to have an opinion of my own on this. I have never been to a Broadway show and this is the one I want to see.
Now this is me being outraged on my blog - these are my opinions:
Wow. Throwing down the guilt trip. Well, I am going to throw down this: I am a paid volunteer at the middle school full time. I get about $5.00 per hour. I work with kids. I volunteer with my family at Good Samaritan Care Center once a month playing Bingo. I am a member of a women's community service group and we do service once a month. I have a church calling as....GASP!!! The Compassionate Service Leader! I am on the HERO's Coalition, a group that wants to help our students stop using tobacco, drugs and other alcohol and to eliminate bullying. I am going to help at least 4 ladies learn to knit. And I am a damn caring individual who is trying to build up the kingdom of God with all my imperfectness and flaws and wonderfulness. So don't give me the guilt trip. I can guilt myself better than anyone and you are not my judge. Guess what? Sometimes I watch R rated shows and read books that might have sex and swear words in them. And sometimes I drink...ICED TEA and GREEN TEA and BLACK TEA!!! Oh, NO!!! And really, this guy is not someone that I hang with or share my deepest, darkest secrets with. I have never had him over to dinner. GAAAAHHHHH!!!
Okay. I am drained now.