Playhouse offers 'tapestry' of life this summer

A new production starring the BYU Young Ambassadors is the Promised Valley Playhouse's offering for this summer season.

Tickets are on sale for "TAPESTRY, Weaving the Colors of Life," a showcase of music and dance that the performing group in April and May presented to audiences in Russia, Latvia and Estonia.The show opens June 24 and runs through Sept. 4, excluding Sundays Mondays and July 24 (Pioneer Day in Utah). Tickets can be acquired by calling the playhouse box office at (801) 364-5696. Payment can be made through Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

"The delightful, new and colorful stage scenery sets, designed and constructed under the direction of Seven Nielsen, experienced production designer, will surely catch the fancy of theater patrons," said J. Murray Rawson, playhouse general manager.

"Multicolored new costumes also add to the brilliance of the performance."

Describing the playhouse as "a cultural arts center for the development, recognition and entertainment of the community," Brother Rawson said: "We anticipate this year's show to be one of the finest we have presented. We hope to equal last year's attendance mark."

Nearly every performance of last year's summer show, "Celebrating the Light," was sold out.

Randy Boothe and Janielle Christensen, veterans of previous playhouse productions, will direct the musical. Other members of the BYU faculty will assist in the production.

According to advance publicity, the show captures the elegance of bygone days and provides a glimpse into life at the turn of the century. Vaudeville, Caribbean, and country music elements are featured in the musical.

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