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Hill Cumorah Pageant Tells Story of the Book of Mormon

PALMYRA, New York — With 800 costumes, an expected 100,000 visitors and a cast of over 650 volunteers, the Hill Cumorah pageant of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints marks its 71st year and proves to be one of the largest outdoor pageants in the United States.

Through drama, music and dance, the production chronicles the events and lives of people in the Book of Mormon &#8211 the sacred scripture used by members of the Church in conjunction with the Bible.

The pageant is performed near the site where Joseph Smith, founder of the Church, received the golden plates that were later translated into the Book of Mormon.

The show opens tonight and will run 14–15 July and 18–22 July 2006.

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