SALT LAKE CITY – Tickets for Light of the World, A Celebration of Life, the first major cultural production by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be presented in the new Conference Center, go on sale today at 10 a.m. mountain daylight time.

The production, to be presented during February 2002, is the single-largest ticketed event the Church has ever offered. Over 100,000 tickets will be made available to the public. Tickets are $5 each with a 10-ticket limit per person.

Tickets can only be purchased on the Internet at www.events.lds.org or by mail. Orders sent by mail must be accompanied by an order form, which can be obtained either in the 6 October 2001 edition of the Church News, or from ward bulletin boards in individual meetinghouses.
Because of “real-time” technology on the Internet, those purchasing online will know immediately if tickets are available for requested performances. If tickets are available, they will be guaranteed upon purchase.

An allotment of tickets will be reserved to fill mail-order requests. Those ordering tickets through the mail will receive a mailed response either confirming or denying ticket requests based on availability.

Although patrons will receive more information after purchasing tickets, actual event tickets will not be mailed until January.

Seven evening and three matinee performances of Light of the World will be offered during February 2002:

Thursday, 7 February, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 February, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, 12 February, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 13 February, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 15 February, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 16 February, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, 19 February 19, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 20 February, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 22 February, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 23 February, 2 p.m.

The events page of the Church’s Internet site also sells tickets for events in the Conference Center Theater (Light of the World will be performed in the Conference Center auditorium). Because multiple events are running simultaneously, it is important to double-check performance information before purchasing tickets.

Light of the World is intended to contribute to the positive experience of visitors to Salt Lake City during February 2002. When he announced the production, Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said the production will celebrate life and the universal light within each individual that inspires greatness.

The production includes an international cast of more than 1,500 participants, including the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, performing groups from Brigham Young University and the community, and celebrated local artists. As many countries as possible are being represented in Light of the World to create a program that has the ability to cross cultural, ethnic and language boundaries.