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'Ark' entertaining for children, but puts adults to sleep

Summarized by Rosemary Pollock

'Ark' entertaining for children, but puts adults to sleep
(BYU) Daily Universe 29Sep99 A3
By Brandon Mull: NewsNet Staff Writer

"The Ark", a Shadow Mountain production is now playing at Thanksgiving Point and is delighting younger audiences. With popular LDS recording artist, Michael McLean writing the score, families are expressing their enjoyment of the show.

Each member of Noah's family doubles as an animal. Noah, played by Art Allen, hosts a talk show where Shem, played by Josh Meurer costumed as a hyena works out his problems regarding Ham.

With an interactive audience and theater group, "The Ark" allows the audience to feel like they are on the ark. To some adults this can feel like they are being trapped. Songs are entertaining but often shallow in content. Much of the time, "The Ark" feels like Disneyland with its animated singing animals.

A powerful Tinney, who plays Ham, sings with considerable talent and emotion about his prophet father who seems to care for everything but him. Scenes like this feel out of place.

The show runs through October 30. Performances are Monday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Tickets go on sale at $l6 for adults and $8 for children. For more ticket information call 1-800-453-4532.

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