Savior of the World Musical Takes Stage in Spanish

Every year at Christmastime, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts a Latino Christmas program in Utah. This year's program consisted of performances of the first act of El Salvador del Mundo, or The Savior of the World, performed entirely in Spanish.

The one-act drama tells the Christmas story, including the events leading up to and including the night of the Savior's birth as told in the scriptures. The musical was performed on Friday, 4 December, and twice on Saturday, 5 December, at the Bountiful Regional Center.

Many of the performers participated in the event as a family. This was convenient because of the huge time commitment required, sometimes including significant driving time because the volunteers came from many different areas.

The entire cast consisted of 120 individuals.

Despite all the hard work and long hours, there was a huge feeling of optimism backstage before the performance's opening night.

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