“Come Home,” is the theme of this year’s show, a show described as being one for all ages.
Suggested donation is $5 for adults; senior citizens, $4, children ages 6-17 $3; and $15 for a family pass. A special matinee price is $10; and $3 for senior citizens. Currently enrolled institute students, ages 18-30 may attend free. Student tickets must be picked up by April 10 at noon.
The show has a blend of religious and secular music interwoven with lighthearted drama and dance.
The story tells of a wayward son who struggles with life’s decisions. He leaves with friends on a road trip which changes his life. Organizers say his experiences entertain and may lead to a change of heart for those who attend. The inspiration for the show’s title came from the institute student leadership council theme for 2008-2009 which is also “Come Home.”
The production features singers from three choirs: Choralaires, Day Chorale and Evening Chorale.
The choralaires are the auditioned choir for the institute. Seventy-five students perform sacred, inspirational pieces and participate in a few choreographed or comedic numbers.
Chorale, the non-auditioned choir has about 125 members who perform alone or with the Choralaires.
Actors in the production have been chosen from the choirs. Selected members will also perform in small ensembles and as soloists.
The Folk Dancers will perform a variety of dances from around the world, including Mexico, Germany and the United States.
Ogden LDS Institute director Steven J. Page said the production will encourage the audience and performers to reflect on and celebrate family, enjoy life and have hope for the future. “The Ogden Institute has long held a tradition of excellence in wholesome, family entertainment.”