The musical performance was open to the public Friday and Saturday. Between both days they had approximately 250 people in the audience, said director Heather Cooper.
There were people that came on Friday and enjoyed it so much that came back the next day, she said.
“We wanted to share the spirit of the Easter season and I think it was accomplished,” Cooper said.
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The play was open to people from any faith. Catholic Eduviges Ochoa said she loved the musical and she was really impressed with the singing.
“The message of the play is a message of peace, love, understanding and example,” Ochoa said.
Cast member Toni Fairbanks said she was a little nervous before she came on stage, but once she was up there, she was calm.
“I hope people got the message that we have a God who loves us,” Fairbanks said.
Elder Taylor said that characters were easy to relate to, whether someone is Christian or not, and that the message applies to everyone.
“I thought it was really spiritually inviting,” Taylor said.
Taylor is from Sparta, Tenn., and he is in the Valley serving a two-year mission.
He said that he is not against the tradition of the egg hunts on Easter, but the meaning of the holiday is lost in a lot people.
“I think that’s something we shouldn’t be afraid to share with people,” Taylor said.
After the play, the audience had the opportunity to see an art exhibit with paintings related to the life of Jesus Christ.
Imperial resident and member of the church, Miranda Fillmore said that the musical conveyed a very beautiful and uplifting message.
“It was a message of hope for a world that is struggling,” Fillmore said.
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