The Mormon Miracle Pageant general committee expects that experience and talent will keep the famed production on track.

The committee has named Jay Cluff, who has been with the pageant in one capacity or another for 25 years, to be the new president. He replaces Douglas Dyreng, who has been called to another church assignment.Cluff's counselors include Ivo Peterson, who was reappointed to the assignment. Peterson, who has had wide experience in play production, will be in charge of that phase of the pageant.

The other counselor will be David R. Willmore, who is director of music for the Ephraim LDS Institute of Religion. He will be responsible for facilities.

Changes in production personnel will be minor, said Cluff. "They seem to feel ongoing loyalty." But there's always considerable turnover of performers because of missions and college, he added.

Tryouts and rehearsals will begin as school ends in late May because of a change in pageant dates, said Cluff. The pageant will be staged June 19-21 and 24-28 this year. In past years it was three weeks later.