Sunday, July 6, 2008

The stage is complete.

The 2008 work crew has had another busy week. The stage is complete and the boys have already started rehearsals with a cast of 720 members! Nowhere in this world does a cast this size put together a show as magnificant as the Hill Cumorah Pageant in six days. Come next Thursday, July 10th, we will have a dress rehearsal, and there will be several thousand people in the audience. The work crew finished the stage so quickly that on Saturday the 5th they actually ran out of things to do!
Twelve work crew are on the light towers and fourteen are on the ground crew. The ground crew does everything from moving props to setting off water cannons and fireballs. In the 75 seconds of the destruction scene, there are 55 special effects.

On Friday, July 4th, the work crew attended the temple and performed almost 400 baptisms. This is definitely a year for setting records!