The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday it will end four of its seven large, faith-promoting pageants and continue three of them.
The church immediately discontinued two biennial pageants in Utah — the Castle Valley Pageant, which had been held in even-numbered years, and "Martin Harris: The Man Who Knew," which was performed in Clarkston in odd-numbered years.
Two others will be canceled after scheduled events over the next two years. "The Mormon Miracle Pageant" in Manti will end after its 2019 performances. The final performances of the Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, New York, will be held in July 2020.