By Rosemary Pollock
'Savior of the World' Premieres In New Conference Center Theater
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- "Savior of the World" will premiere Tuesday,
November 28, at the new state-of-the-art Conference Center Theatre in
downtown Salt Lake City. Utah fans will be part of the welcome party
for the new 911 seat LDS Conference Center Theater that fills a void
left almost four years ago by the closing of the Promised Valley
The new theater will be home to at least three LDS Church sponsored musical
productions a year: a Christmas show, an Easter show and a summer show.
Musical concerts and other productions will also be held by the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "We've had a lot of requests already,"
said Stephen Hall, theatre manager.
The new facility will be the third largest in downtown Salt Lake City after
Abravanel Hall, which seats 2,800 and the Capitol Theatre, which seats
1,850. All 28 performances for "Savior of the World" sold out within a
week. Due to popular demand the church will repeat "Savior of the World"
for three weeks at Easter. "There were people calling in from all over the
country," Hall said. Nominal fees of $4 to $7 are being charged to offset
"The church has a long history of encouraging cultural productions," said
LDS Church spokesman Dale Kenneth Bills. "This [theatre] is a way of
New Theater Helps Fulfill Musical Promise
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By Brandon Griggs: Salt Lake Tribune