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Thoughts of a Gender-Swapped Book of Mormon?

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disneybroadwayfan22
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What do you guys think of a possibility of a production or a revival of BOM that has the leads gender-swapped?
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

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haterobics
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The first question would be: Why?
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FishermanBob
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If the leads swapped genders with each other, they would both still be male so not sure I see the point.
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dramamama611
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Mormon women don't go on mission. They make Mormon babies.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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CATSNYrevival
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There actually are female missionaries. My sister is one, unfortunately.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
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Mister Matt
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Sounds like a gimmicky idea that serves no purpose.
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tazber
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Pointless
....but the world goes 'round
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Patash
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This makes almost as much sense as an all male production of The Vagina Monologues.
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JohnyBroadway
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It wouldn't make sense to storytelling that the creators created.
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OKBroadwayFan
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I would LOVE to see an all male production of The Vagina Monologues. :)
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Mr. Nowack
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^^^^^^
Tobias Fünke would have to star.
I was previously known as Mr. Nowak (Joined: 5/20/13).
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dramamama611
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CatsNY -- is that very new? Is it becoming COMMON? I would imagine (from what I know of Mormonism, from friends that are) that it was not an easy change.
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StephieElise
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They did a female version of Hello at Twisted Broadway in Australia (which is the same as Broadway Backwards) a few years ago. It was well done, but I don't think it really added any deeper meaning or extra humor to it. I can't really see why you would do a gender-swapped version of the whole show.

That being said, I also couldn't see why you would do a gender-swapped version of Hamlet and yet my drama teacher at school thought it was a brilliant idea.
blm2323
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Women Mormon missionaries have been pretty common since the 1980's. Men would go when they were 19 and women 21. It has recently been changed to 18 for men and 19 for women.

And I agree - swapping genders for this show seems a bit pointless.

Updated On: 8/12/14 at 01:31 AM