Come feel the Savior’s love. Experience one of the world’s great outdoor theatrical productions. Each July, seven evening performances are presented on the beautiful Cumorah hillside next to the Visitors’ Center. A beautiful story on an enormous 10 level stage, twelve-tower lighting, state-of-the-art sound system, Hollywood special effects, and a costumed cast of over 650 provide a truly spectacular show.
Parking and admission are free. No tickets needed.
Performance dates for 2008 are: July 11,12,15 thru 19, 2008 Starts at 9:15pm.
The Hill Cumorah is located on Highway 21 between the villages of Palmyra and Manchester, NY, two miles north of Interstate 90, Exit 43. Seating for 9,000. Spanish translation and ASL interpretation provided.
It all began in the early 1920’s when a small group of missionaries from New York City gathered for the Cumorah Conference at the Joseph Smith Farm to celebrate Pioneer Day, the day when Brigham Young first entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. In July of 1934, the conference was moved from the Farm to the Hill Cumorah.
Today the Pageant, with its incredible staging, lighting, special effects and costuming is still carefully designed to keep its message of Jesus Christ’s love for us both simple and pure. The opening processional of the entire costumed cast through the audience is quite similar to the beginning of many of the great medieval pageants.
The script for the Pageant Story is taken from the Bible and the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ. There are 10 short story scenes as follows:
The Prophet Lehi
The Visions of Christ
The Building of a Ship
The Voyage to Ancient America
The Burning of Abinadi
The Ministry of Alma
The Prophecy: A Day, A Night and a Day
The Resurrected Christ Appears to Ancient Americans
The Written Word: A Golden Message
The Restoration of Christ’s Kingdom