So I was lucky enough to have tickets for yet another leg of the Book of Mormon on tour. And imagine my surprise when I glanced at the playbill and saw the name of one AJ Holmes? The one and only, whom we hoped to meet in Chicago when he was standby Cunningham? Whom I had hoped to meet in 2012 at LeakyCon? Whom I had specifically checked the cast listings on the tour website to see if somehow the fates would align us?(No, he wasn’t on the website! Which is why this gave me the hugest shock.) I was starting to think that the universe wasn’t going to let it happen.
But it did happen. And I got to meet him and tell him how much I admire his music for Twisted. And I still don’t believe my luck. Moral of this story: The world will give you what you want if you give up on trying to get it. This has always been my experience on things like this.
I’ve had my eye on the coffee table book since I first saw the show in 2013. Since I was on the fence about spending the money on it, I kept saying Well, I don’t really NEED that, do I? This time around, I just went for it. Because books.
- Production photos
- Extensive history on the show’s creation
- Original Cast bios
- Concept sketches
- Interviews with the creative team
- Interviews with cast members
- A breakdown of the thoughts behind each song in the show
- THE FULL SCRIPT
- with annotations from cast and crew
- with production stills
- The transcript of the creators’ interview with Jon Stewart
- Gorgeous and funny graphics