The Utah Pageant of the Arts is inviting Utahns to "come share the wonder" as the living-pictures production enters its 17th season.

This year, some of the pageant's best work and audiences' favorite art will be recreated onstage, one scene at a time, accompanied by narration and music. Performances are at 8 p.m. each Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from June 12 to July 22 at American Fork High School.Under the direction of David O. Brockbank, the show will feature 38 selections in 28 scenes, including the "Walking Liberty" half dollar and "Twenty-Dollar Gold Piece," Winslow Homer's "Snap the Whip," "The Market Children of Mexico," Millet's "The Gleaners," Cellini's "Salt Cellar," Lucien Gaillard's "Butterfly Brooch," "The Lady and the Unicorn" tapestry, and paintings and sculptures comprising the "Freedom Tribute." The popular "Ministering Angel," by Lucette Cartwright, will also be reproduced for pageant audiences.

Three volunteer casts of 85 each will rotate during the pageant's six-week run. In addition to the stage production, a ticket admits patrons to free art exhibits by Utah students and professional artists.

Those who arrive before 7 p.m. can take in the backstage tour of makeup and costume areas as cast members prepare for their roles in the paintings or sculpture that evening. A limited number of tickets are available for the backstage tour at $2 each.

Tickets can be picked up in person at the box office, 54 E. Main, or ordered by phone at 756-3505. Prices are $8 for side sections and $11 for center seating. Charge cards are welcome.