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.

Press Release:
03-13-20 – Today, the New Marion Easter Pageant board voted to postpone this year’s pageant due to the Governor’s request to help reduce the COVID-19 virus spreading here in Indiana. On 03-12-20, Gov. Eric Holcomb requested that all non- essential gatherings over 250 people be canceled or postponed. The board has decided to comply, and has elected to wait another two years before the presenting the next pageant. All future rehearsals for this year’s pageant have been canceled for 2020. Over 600 people in the cast, choir, orchestra, set design, make-up and other assemblies have been working the last 3 months. We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the planning, rehearsal’s, and technical aspect who have given many hours for this year’s performance. Thank you in advance for your understanding and we look forward to bringing you “the greatest story ever told”, The New Marion Easter Pageant, once again in 2022!

PAGEANT HISTORY

2022 PAGEANT DATES

To be announced at a later date

FREE ADMISSION

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.

PAGEANT LOCATION

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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