Church Pageants for 2007
    Footnotes

    “Church Pageants for 2007,” Ensign, Apr. 2007, 79–80

    Church Pageants for 2007

    Costumes, lights, music—all of these contribute to the success of the seven annual pageants sponsored by the Church. But it is not solely the actors, the sound, or the theatrical effects that draw more than 200,000 spectators year after year to these productions. The central purpose for these pageants is to strengthen testimonies and teach gospel principles to Latter-day Saints and members of other faiths. It is the spirit that is felt at those events that has awed viewers since 1917, when the first Church-sponsored pageant began.

    Between March and August these pageants are performed at various locations throughout the United States, and all are invited to attend. Below is information about each pageant. For more details about these performances, including driving directions, log on to www.pageants.lds.org/placestovisit/alphabetical. Then click on Pageants in the upper left corner.

    Arizona Easter Pageant: Jesus the Christ

    Description: Reenacts the Savior’s life, ministry, and Resurrection.

    Location: 525 East Main Street, Mesa, Arizona.

    Dates and times: March 30–31 (Spanish speaking), March 28–29 and April 3–7 (English speaking); 8:00 p.m.*

    Ticket information: Admission is free, and reservations are not required.

    For additional information: Call 480-964-7164.

    Castle Valley Pageant

    Description: Recounts the settling of a pioneer village.

    Location: Spartan Boulevard, Castle Dale, Utah.

    Dates and time: August 2–4, 7–11; 8:30 p.m.*

    Ticket information: Admission is free, and reservations are not required.

    For additional information: Contact Mark Justice at 435-687-2234.

    Clarkston Pageant—Martin Harris: The Man Who Knew

    Description: Depicts Martin Harris’s experiences testifying of the Book of Mormon.

    Location: Amphitheater adjacent to Clarkston Cemetery, Clarkston, Utah.

    Dates and time: August 3–4, 7–11, and 14–17; 8:15 p.m.*

    Ticket information: Admission is free. However, tickets are required and can be obtained by writing to PO Box 151, Clarkston, Utah 84305 or by calling 435-563-0059.

    For additional information: Contact Donald J. Jeppesen at 435-245-3501, or log on to www.martinharrispageant.org.

    Hill Cumorah Pageant: America’s Witness for Christ

    Description: Portrays events of ancient America as described in the Book of Mormon.

    Location: 603 State Route 21, Palmyra, New York.

    Dates and time: July 13–14, 17–21; 9:15 p.m.*

    Ticket information: Admission is free, and reservations are not required.

    For additional information: Log on to www.hillcumorah.org; contact Donald G. Schluter via mail at 53 Falcon Trail, Pittsfort, New York 14534; call 585-248-9135; or e-mail hcp@rochester.rr.com.

    Mormon Miracle Pageant

    Description: Describes the Restoration of the gospel, the witness of the Book of Mormon, and the journey of the pioneer Saints.

    Location: South Temple Hill, Manti, Utah.

    Dates and times: June 14–16, 19–23; seating begins at 6:00 p.m., and the pageant starts at 9:30 p.m.*

    Ticket information: Admission is free, and reservations are not required.

    For additional information: E-mail queries to mantipageant@mail.manti.com, or call either 888-255-8860 or 435-835-3000.

    Nauvoo Pageant

    Description: Tells of Joseph Smith’s prophetic mission and the early Saints’ experiences in Nauvoo.

    Location: 165 North Wells Street, Nauvoo, Illinois.

    Dates and times: July 6–August 3; preshow activity begins at 7:00 p.m., and the pageant starts at 8:45 p.m.*

    Ticket information: Admission is free, and reservations are not required.

    For additional information: Call 800-453-0022, ext. 315, or log on to www.historicnauvoo.net.

    Oakland Temple Pageant

    Description: Reenacts the history of the gospel, including events from the Savior’s life and the latter-day Restoration.

    Location: 4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, California.

    Dates and times: July 17–21, 24–28. Matinee performances will be held July 21 and July 28. Evening performances begin at 8:00 p.m., and matinees start at 2:00 p.m.*

    Ticket information: Admission is free, but tickets are required due to limited seating.

    For additional information: Call 510-531-0704 or 510-531-1475.

    • * Start times are approximate.