Honoring the past; Engaging the present;
Planning for the future.

The Marion Easter Pageant a full scale theatrical production that is unique in that no spoken commentary is ever used. The moving story of the last week of the life of Christ on earth is told entirely with pantomime, pageantry and the music of great anthems and familiar hymns. It’s the rare experience where no one is all-important and yet each individual is very important. Each person is anonymous – no names are mentioned.

The floor of Marion’s Memorial Coliseum (YMCA) seems to be magically transformed into the streets of Jerusalem, for the biennial presentations held in the even years. The Pageant begins with the Palm Sunday entry of Jesus into the city of Jerusalem. The story, presented in six separate scenes, transports the audience through the joys, sufferings, trials and sorrows leading to Resurrection morning. The Pageant concludes the one-hour performance with the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah which expresses the universal exultation of all Christendom.

2003 Marion Easter Pageant presentation

We realize most people will not be able to attend your home church service, and we are thankful the 2003 Pageant was recorded for a day like this coming Sunday. If you have been a part of the Pageant over the last 83 years, we hope you are blessed by reliving your experience. And for those who have never seen or been a Pageant participant, we want you to enjoy the greatest story ever told, brought to you by people from the MARION and Grant County Indiana area. May God richly bless you and your family.
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April 11 & 12, 2022, 7:00 PM


A ticket is required for admission. Tickets will be available TBA 2022 at the YMCA starting at 5:30 am and distributed on a first come first serve basis. We do not hold or mail tickets.


Marion Memorial Coliseum
(YMCA of Grant County)
123 Sutter Way, Marion, IN 46952
(765) 664-0544

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123 Sutter Way, Marion, IN 46952

(765) 664-0544

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