Tuesday, March 31, 2009

jesus the christ -- easter pageant





Every year members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) put on a wonderful musical pageant celebrating the true reason for Easter. There are 450 people in the cast and the production has been going since 1928 almost non-stop. We attend this awesome pageant just about each year and always enjoy ourselves.

The dates of the pageant run April 1,2, and 7-11, start at 8p and last approx 65 minutes. The address is 525 East Main St., Mesa, Arizona on the north lawn of the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitor's Center. Admission is free, but since thousands attend, it is strongly recommended that you show up early.

My family will be staking claim to some seats starting at noon on opening day, this Wednesday the 1st, in hope that we can get as close to the front as possible. If you are interested in attending with us and having us save you some seats, just email me and let me know. We usually either bring in fast food or take along a little picnic dinner of sorts, along with books and games to pass the time as we're waiting. It's usually a little bit warm until the sun goes down, but then it gets pretty cool, so plan for both warm and cool weather!

The pageant is a beautiful depiction of Christs' life and death while on the earth; so many of the scenes and music are touching, such as my favorite, "Tonight you are Mine" or Mary's Lullaby.

If you're in the Phoenix area, make an effort to go see this pageant over the next two weeks. You won't regret it, and if you'd like to attend with us, just email me by Wednesday so we can get a head count.

5 comments:

Carrie said...

Wow! That looks awesome! Wish I was closer...

Anonymous said...

A couple of our ward memebers are in the cast this year. That's a perk of being on the East side, they actually have a cast call....

B

Jennifer (jkincolorado) said...

Sounds amazing!! If I lived closer, I'd want to see the show...and YOU!! :)

(I'm back! Our computer modem went out so I've been without my online time for almost a week *GASP*)

Christy said...

I can't wait to go! We are taking my cousins next week!

Lorie said...

I love the Easter Pageant. DH had meetings, and I am not crazy enough to drag all my kids by myself or I would have come out to say hello!