It’s hard to argue that Saturday's Voyeur isn’t financially successful, serving as a Nut Cracker-like cash cow to finance the rest of Salt Lake Acting Company’s season of exceptional theater. And it’s impossible to argue that the corporate Mormon Church’s forays into morals, economics and politics are not timelessly cynical and absurd.

And even our Heavenly Father would agree that Voyeur is not bashing a put-upon minority, considering the LDS Church, is “the Man,” running Utah’s legal, economic and, hypocritically, alcohol sales.

Still, despite the immense talent that goes into the singing, dancing and staging of Voyeur—the show this year is shrill and more than a little tired. How often can you parody Eagle “Quorum”’s Gayle Ruzicka—without the audience groaning. It's just too easy.

And it might be that The Book of Mormon musical has raised the bar.

Among the tired gags: a dope-smoking, beer-swigging, sax-playing angel Moroni, who was, not incidentally, struck by a thunderbolt on the top of his temple. “Why do you think you were struck by lighting?” Moroni’s exasperated mom asks. “Maybe because I had a lightning rod up my ass,” he replies. Rimshot!

Still, Voyeur had it’s share of high points as far as choreography, singing and staging:

—Women costumed as Goblin Valley rock formations—their faces being pushed in the dirt by Mormon men singing "rock busters!" (Ghost Busters theme).

—A lamentation song “Money flowing under ground” by disgraced Attorney General John Swallow to the tune of David Byrne’s Once in a Lifetime.

—Moses and Jesus belly bump in a rendition (by Joseph Smith) of If I could have a Beer with Jesus.

Curiously, after bashing the Mormon Church all evening for outrageous hypocrisy, sexism, homophobia and general absurdity, the show ends with an emotional feminist anthem "Time to Grow/Let it Show," offering hope to LDS women that acceptance into the priesthood is coming closer everyday.

Note: I saw an early version of the show, and Voyeur has been known to evolve (like the LDS Church) during its run.

Dan Nailen, A&E contributor at SLMag, has a different and more comprehensive take on Voyeur 2014.

Saturday’s Voyeur runs Wednesdays through Sundays at Salt Lake Acting Company through Aug. 31. Go here for showtimes and tickets.

Photos courtesy of Salt Lake Acting Company.