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3 PRODUCTIONS WITH RELIGIOUS THEMES TO OPEN

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Writer/composer Michael McLean has written two new songs for the show.

The cast for the 1994 edition includes Marvin Payne, Peggy Matheson, Bryce Cropper, Emily Castleton, Jace Chan, Kristi Grover, Christopher Jacobs, Daniel Law, Kelly Shephardson and Tracey Thompson.

Performances will be Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., from June 23 through Sept. 3, with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. beginning Aug. 6.

Admission is $10 for dress circle (first two rows of the balcony); $9 in the center section of the main floor, $8 in the downstairs side sections, and $6 for seating in the balcony or the first two rows of the center section on the main floor.

There will be discounts of $1 off each ticket for the first eight performances (June 23-July 2), and also for groups (20 or more), senior citizens and students. For reservations, contact the Promised Valley Playhouse box office at 364-5696.

- THE PRINCE OF PEACE, adapted by Joanne M. Parker and Reuben C. Fox from the New Testament writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, is scheduled for a 19-performance run June 25-Sept. 2 at City Rep, 638 S. State.

Directed by Parker, City Rep's artistic director, the play takes an ecumenical approach to the material. Parker and Fox also collaborated on an original background score.

The cast includes Eric Dalley as Christ with Jim Clawson, Nels Holmgrn, Thomas Marcus, Jaime Steren, H. Clayton Smith, Dan Egli, Ben Ballesteros, Rob Larsen, Lyn Leonard, Mary Pederson, James Joel Holmes, Chris Jensen, Emily Parker, Enoch Eliason, Sina Chatelain, Shannon Illguth, Susan Egli, Jana Lynne Rees, Emily Hales, Kim Burningham, Miles Millard, Elizabeth McCrea, John Paul Chatelain, Megan Bunker and Liam Millard.

Performances will be 7:30 p.m. on June 25 and 27, July 1, 9, 11, 15, 23 and 29, Aug. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 and Sept. 3, 10 and 12 in repertory with "Cinderella." There will be no matinee performances of "Prince of Peace."

Admission is $7.50 for adults and $4.75 for children. For reservations, call 532-6000.

- MY SERVANT JOSEPH, Kenneth Cope's emotionally moving musical portrait of LDS Church prophet Joseph Smith, is being mounted twice along the Wasatch Front in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the prophet's June 27 martyrdom.

Previous performances of the work, which blends Cope's stirring music with readers' theater-style dialogue, have drawn standing-room-only audiences.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, in the Austad auditorium of Weber State University's Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts in Ogden and on Monday, June 27, in the Cottonwood High School auditorium, also at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 in advance (available from Jorgensen's Books, Lightwave, any Missionary Emporium or any Deseret Book Store) or $7 at the door. For credit card orders, call 566-6155. Reservations may also be made by calling Embryo Entertainment Group at 566-6119.