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Playhouse to feature BYU group in nostalgic stage show

A nostalgic song and dance extravaganza will be featured at Promised Valley Playhouse this summer.

"Prime Times," an hour-and-half show featuring the Young Ambassadors from BYU, begins July 1, and will be presented Tuesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 3. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. In addition, two matinee performances will be July 30 and Aug. 20, each beginning at 2 p.m."The show allows the audience to look at themselves through the medium of a television talk show," explained assistant playhouse manager Winnie Neilson.

"It is hosted by news specialists who focus on news, sports, weather, entertainment and the arts, family and lifestyle. The setting takes the audience from backstage at a television studio to exciting location spots throughout the country."

Among the production numbers featured in the show are "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "I Got Rhythm," "Jellicle Cats," and "Clap Hands, Here Comes Charley."

"They'll take us down the Mississippi River with I, Huckleberry Me,' to Nashville for the Grand Ole Opry, to the circus withJoin the Circus,' to Never-Never Land with Peter Pan - and they even don roller skates for `I Am the Starlight,'" Sister Neilson said.

"At the conclusion of `Prime Times,' the focus turns to the audience as they are encouraged to reach for their dreams, as they realize that the ordinary people they rub shoulders with every day can do extraordinary things that will significantly affect our world," she said.

The 15-member Young Ambassadors, selected from hundreds of BYU students who audition each year, have traveled throughout the United States and to more than 43 foreign countries.

Reserved seating is $4 per person. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day but Sunday, at Promised Valley Playhouse, 132 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, 84111. For information, call (801) 364-5696.

Non-members of the Church may be admitted free by obtaining a brochure at the Temple Square visitors centers, which they can exchange for tickets at the box office.

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