I used to think Broadway musicals were for stuffy old people. I thought the only ones that existed were the classics that everyone has at least heard of — "Wicked," "The Sound of Music," "Les Misérables."
Don’t get me wrong. These musicals are classics for a reason, but I just assumed all shows were the same with their serious tone and classical orchestrations.
Then I got invited to see "The Book of Mormon."
I remember the day like it was yesterday. It was the middle of a week in February, and I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had never seen a show like it before — it was raunchy and so hilarious that I fell out of my seat laughing multiple times, much to the dismay of the friends I was with. (Just Google the plot if you don’t know what it’s about).
I feel silly looking back on this night, but it never occurred to me just how fun going to see musicals could be.