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.



Monday, March 26, 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Doors open at 6:30pm
Performances begin at 7:00pm


A ticket is required for admission. Tickets will be available on March 12, 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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