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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.

We need you and your family: The Marion Easter Pageant is in full go mode and we are looking for drama individuals. Our main need is for “Palm and Garland Girls” (Elementary age), “Jerusalem Maidens” (Junior High age), “Cymbal Girls” (young adults), and “Scholars” (boys 7-10 years old). The Jerusalem Maidens (2:00 pm) and Cymbal girls (3:00 pm) will meet at Grace Community Church, 1810 E. Bradford Pike, Marion, Sunday, February 3rd and February 9th.

Starting February 16th the Jerusalem Maidens (2:00 pm), Cymbal girls (3:00 pm), and Palm & Garland Girls and Scholars (4:00 pm) will meet at the YMCA Coliseum.

All cast members will start rehearsals on February 16th at 5:00 at the YMCA Coliseum.

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2020 PAGEANT DATES

Monday, April 6, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Doors open at 6:15 pm
Performances begin at 7:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION

A ticket is required for admission. Tickets will be available Monday, March 23 at the YMCA starting at 5:30 am and distributed on a first come first serve basis. We do not hold or mail tickets.

PAGEANT LOCATION

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

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If you have any questions or comments about the Marion Easter Pageant, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you!

123 Sutter Way, Marion, IN 46952

(765) 664-0544

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