“Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, Apr. 1988, 80
The following letter, dated 29 January 1988, was sent to priesthood leaders. It was signed by President Howard W. Hunter, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve:
Guidelines to Local Leaders in Selecting and Producing Plays and Musicals. Well-planned activities should be an integral part of our local Church programs. This includes producing cultural arts events such as plays and musicals. Over the years, the Church has produced a variety of Church-approved plays and musicals that are available as listed in the current Salt Lake Distribution Center Catalog.
Local leaders are to make certain that other plays and musicals produced by their units are compatible with the teachings and values of the gospel and with Church standards. Leaders who have questions concerning appropriateness should seek the counsel of their file leaders.
Permission should always be obtained from the copyright owner to perform any play or musical, copy the script, or make major script changes.