Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Hill Cumorah Pageant

Each year, The Mormon's hold the one of the world's greatest outdoor theatrical productions, the Hill Cumorah Pageant. 


Every July, seven evening performances are presented on the beautiful Cumorah hillside in 
Palmyra, NY


This is a beautiful story, based on the Book of Mormon.  It is held on an enormous 10 level stage, twelve-tower lighting, state-of-the-art sound system with Hollywood special effects.


There is a costumed cast of over 650 who provide a truly spectacular show.  There are 8,000 seats set up in the field below the Hill:


How could I resist a photo with a cast member?


 The Mormon performers travel from all over the world to participate and mingle throughout the crowd for hours before the performance.  They are of all ages, toddlers to adults!


And their costumes are quite unique and so colorful :


The opening processional of the entire costumed cast through the audience is quite similar to the beginning of many of the great medieval pageants.


The show begins just as the sky darkens with a prayer and trumpeteers:


The Pageant tells 10 short story scenes from the Bible and the Book of Mormon.


There is fire, rain, thunder, earthquakes and is easily seen from any seat.  


Some visitors bring  coolers and blankets and lay on the lawn


It is a beautiful production sharing the Mormon's message of Jesus Christ:


It is always held around the 2nd week of July - a show not to be missed!


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2 comments:

  1. Patti I can only imagine how beautiful this was watching under the stars! The pageantry of it all had to be absolutely stunning!
    PS Thanks so much for the link to the tutorial. My email is embedded in the little icon on the right. Maybe too little?

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  2. This must be an interesting evening. Beautiful outdoor setting. Thanks for sharing.

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