I'll no doubt be posting about this show (and about Mormons) quite a bit.
Here's my attempt at a spoiler-free highlights reel from the show:
Some songs I LIKED:
Hello introduces the show. You And Me (But Mostly Me) is a really funny buddy song between the golden boy missionary, and his goofy companion who doesn't know what he's doing. Hasa Diga Eebowai is probably the most controversial / most talked about song from the show, and you'll see why.
Finally, Turn It Off is a great song addressing Mormons' Prop 8 attitudes toward homosexuality: that it's a bad feeling or choice you should turn off like a light switch. To clarify, Mormons believe homosexuality is a choice or trial to be overcome, otherwise it wouldn't explicitly be called an abomination in the Bible - and that's very accurately presented in the musical.
Songs that address real Mormon beliefs:
For example, one criticism of the musical seems to be that: Mormons are portrayed as racist. In reality, the musical simply addresses the racist part of the Book of Mormon, and then there's a clarifying line in "I Believe":
I believe that God has a plan for all of us...and yes the planet thing is real! We are all children of God - and can become like him in the spirit world after death, Jesus Christ is our brother, sooo we can become gods and get our own planets.
I believe that plan involves me getting my own planet
And I believe that the current president of the church,
Thomas Monson, speaks directly to God
I am a Mormon, and dang it! A Mormon just believes!
The rest of the songs are great too, but I think they give away the plot / progression of the musical quite a bit.
Tony Awards are this weekend, and I expect the Book of Mormon will clean up. The show really is that good!