Musical production of “Jesus the Christ” celebrates Easter story in outdoor, community event for 9 shows in March
This Easter season, Mesa will once again be home to the state-of-the-art theatrical production of “Jesus the Christ,” an outdoor musical dramatization of the greatest story ever told!
Through music, dance, drama and a cast of more than 450 performing on a massive stage, “Mesa Easter Pageant: Jesus the Christ” depicts the powerful and poignant moments of the life of Jesus Christ. Witness awe-inspiring, miraculous events surrounding Jesus’ life as recorded in the New Testament, including: His humble birth, His healing miracles, His walk on the raging Sea of Galilee, His raising the dead, His crucifixion on the cross, and His glorious resurrection.
This musical stage production for the whole family comes to life with special effects and live animals. The soundtrack for “Jesus the Christ: The Mesa Easter Pageant” was composed and produced by Rob Gardner and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Spire Chorus.
This FREE 70-minute program runs Wednesday, March 20, through Saturday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 26, through Saturday, March 30. Each evening’s performance begins at 8 p.m. on the north lawn of the Mesa Arizona Temple, 455 E. Main St. in downtown Mesa.
The Easter celebration has been a community holiday tradition in downtown Mesa since 1938.
No tickets are necessary. This free event is presented as a gift to the community in celebration of Easter.
Each evening there are 400 headphones available for live Spanish translation. Please find these headphones at the top of the stairs on the south side of the seating.
American Sign Language is offered during the first week of performances only in the front north seating area.
There are 9,500 chairs available each evening; it is recommended that guests should arrive at least one hour early for performances during the first week and two hours (or more) during the second week. Saving seats policy: A person must be present to save seats and should not save more than four seats. Seats may not be saved at 7:30 p.m. Unattended items will be removed (and taken to the Visitors’ Center, 455 E. Main St.)
Bringing food and water is acceptable. On colder nights, blankets are suggested.
The Mesa Drive/Main Street Valley Metro light rail station is located a short walking distance from the venue. Free parking is available nearby, and parking for persons with disabilities is located in the south parking lot of the temple, in the southeast section of the lot. Please respect “No parking” signs and residential driveways.
Other questions about the Mesa Easter Pageant or events at the Mesa Temple Visitors’ Center should be directed to the Pageant Hotline at 480-447-5818 or by email to: [email protected].