Promised Valley slates busy season

A new cast of BYU Young Ambassadors in the highly popular "Celebrating the Light" and a Christmas show featuring singer Robert Peterson are among the productions this year that will give Promised Valley Playhouse its busiest season.

Murray Rawson, general manager, said the playhouse season will get under way May 27-30 during America-Japan Week. Japanese artists are scheduled for special performances.The summer show "Celebrating the Light" will open June 20 and conclude Aug. 31. An expanded International Vocal School will run from July 8 through July 20. On Oct. 3-4 the BYU World of Dance will present entertainment featuring all facets of the university's Dance Department. The season's final presentation will be "Christmas in the Air," a production of Christmas vignettes starring Robert Peterson.

Stakes throughout the Salt Lake Valley have scheduled "Wizard of Oz," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Broadway Variety Show," and "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" during September and October.

Meanwhile, new theater seats are to be installed in the playhouse balcony sometime between Oct. 28 and Nov. 22, Brother Rawson said.

K. Newell Dayley, BYU Music Department chairman, chairs the Promised Valley Advisory Board. New members are Arthur S. Anderson, advertising and marketing executive; Quig Nielsen, director of public relations for the playhouse; Richard O. Clark, field development manager for the Church's Public Affairs Department; Seven Nielsen, set and costume designer for stage, films and television; and John Bevan associate director of Temple Square.

Tickets for "Celebrating the Light" are on sale now and can be purchased at the playhouse box office, 132 S. State. For further details, call (801)364-5696. The price is $5, with all seats reserved. In the past, the show has been a complete sell-out, so the management suggests early purchase of tickets.