“Pageant Tells Church Story,” Ensign, Sept. 1973, 94
President Harold B. Lee was among the many thousands of people who attended this year’s Hill Cumorah Pageant near Palmyra, New York. The pageant is based on scenes from the Bible and the Book of Mormon and features a volunteer cast of some 600 persons, each of whom is called to serve a mission during the run of the outdoor presentation.
Other volunteer players performed before many thousands of spectators at the Mormon Miracle Pageant (below) on the grounds of the Manti Temple in Utah. This pageant traces the history of the Church and rich heritage found in the Book of Mormon.
The Church’s pioneer heritage has been portrayed in drama and music to capacity audiences of tourists in Salt Lake City at Promised Valley this summer. The pioneer theme was also evident in the annual Days of ’47 parade in Salt Lake City. The parade, one of the largest in the United States, celebrates the arrival of the Saints into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847.