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BYU to present the United States Debut of Musical ‘Count of Monte Cristo’

BYU's interdisciplinary Music Dance Theatre program and Department of Theatre and Media Arts will present a fully staged workshop production of Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy's musical drama The Count of Monte Cristo.

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