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Church Using 'The Book of Mormon' Musical to Spread Word About The Book of Mormon

FROM THIS vantage point, the most interesting aspect of the current production of "The Book of Mormon," which runs through Sept. 14 at the Forrest Theatre, is not to be found onstage. Instead, it can be seen in the show's playbill.

"Book of Mormon," of course, is the grimly unfunny musical "comedy" whose main targets are the history, beliefs, rituals and adherents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - more commonly known as the Mormon church. Which is why it's somewhat surprising to find three full-page advertisements sponsored by the Salt Lake City, Utah-based church in the show's program.

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