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n original musical drama about the Savior will be the inaugural event for the new Conference Center Theater, the 900-seat facility in the massive new Conference Center that President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated this month at General Conference.

"Savior of the World" will preimiere at the thater on the evening of Nov. 28 with a cast of 60, including families. The production, now in rehearsal, dramatizes scriptural accounts of the birth and resurrection of Jesus. It will be presented throughout the Christmas season, ending Dec. 30. Performances will be Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; family matinees are scheduled on Saturdays, Dec. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Children ages 6 and older are welcome at all performances.

Church members from New York, Illinois, Utah and Arizona wrote the script and score for the production, having answered the 1998 "Invitation to LDS Writers and Composers" and accepted the assignment to tell the Christmas story in musical theater form.

This will be the first use for the new theater that President Hinckley dedicated "as a home for the performing arts" during his prayer at general conference dedicating the Conference Center. State-of-the-art technology for live theater productions is incorporated into the new facility.

Tickets are on sale now. Prices for evening performances are $7; matinee performances $4. The Conference Center Theater box office (door 4) is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by telephone, (801)240-0080.

"Savior of the World," an original musical drama presented by the Church, will premiere in the new Conference Center Theater on the evening of Nov. 28, 2000. Featuring a cast of more than 60, including families, this inaugural production in the new theater dramatizes scriptural accounts of the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The script and score for the production were written by members of the Church from New York, Illinois, Utah and Arizona. These Church members participated in the "1998 Invitation to LDS Writers and Composers" and accepted assignments to tell the Christmas story in musical theater form.

Audiences for this production will experience the new, elegantly appointed, 900-seat Conference Center Theater in its first use for live performances. In the October 2000 general conference of the Church, President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the theater "as a home for the performing arts." The facility incorporates state-of-the-art technology for live theater productions.

Performances will run Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 28-Dec. 30. Family matinees are scheduled on Saturdays, Dec. 9 and 16, at 2:00 p.m. Children ages six and older are welcome at all performances.

Tickets are on sale now. Prices for evening performances are $7; matinee performances $4. The Conference Center Theater box office (door 4) is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by telephone, (801)240—0080

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