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Musical to enjoy encore season during holidays

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After a premiere run during the Christmas and Easter seasons, "Savior of the World," an original musical produced by the Church, will again be performed this holiday season at the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City. Tickets go on sale Sept. 25 at 10 a.m.

Last season, "Savior of the World" was seen by more than 60,000 people, but interest still exceeded the theater's capacity. For the first time, tickets will be available for purchase through the Church's Internet web site at www.lds.org. Tickets will also be available at the theater box office and by telephone, (801) 240-0080. Evening performances are $7; matinee performances are $4. The Conference Center Theater box office (Door 4) is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The approximately 90 cast members, including many families with children, represent more than 50 stakes in the Utah North and Utah South areas. Stephen Hall, staff supervisor at the theater, said, "We already support stake productions at the Bountiful Regional Center. This production has the same spirit of cooperation among members and accomplishes many of the same spiritual goals. It is wonderful to see members of the Church of all ages and backgrounds working together."

The script and score were written by Church members living in various parts of the country. Due to ongoing development since the premiere of the production, a new recording of the music will be made in October and will be available for purchase through Church distribution centers in late November.

"The purpose of this production is to testify of Jesus Christ," said David Warner, Church director of Music and Performing Arts. "During this holiday season, 'Savior of the World' provides a meaningful opportunity for all Christians to remember His birth and resurrection."

Performances will run Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 24 to Dec. 29. Matinees are scheduled on Saturdays at 2 p.m. (There will be no performances Dec. 25.) Those ages 8 and older are welcome at all performances.