The Utah Pageant of the Arts is alive and well and preparing for its 17th summer season. Performances will be Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, June 12-July 22.

After months of trying to solve organizational and financial problems, the board has been reorganized and fund-raising has begun. Best Products Foundation, Richmond, Va., has contributed $5,000, and Southland Corp. (7-Eleven) has donated $200.American Fork City Councilman Don Hampton, acting board chairman, said the contributions will be used as "matching" money to release funds from the $20,000 offered by the city for the 1989 production.

The American Fork High School theater will again be used to stage the living-pictures production, which producing director David O. Brockbank said will include about 24 scenes. In addition to paintings and sculpture from previous shows, Brockbank hopes to be able to recreate Norman Rockwell's depiction of man's landing on the moon, in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of that event.

An early-bird ticket campaign will begin in February, offering a $2 discount on each ticket purchased for June performances and $1 off for July. Regular prices remain the same as last year's, at $8 for side seating and $11 for the center section. Early-bird discounts will be available through April 15.

Special dates have been set aside for Chamber of Commerce Night, June 15, and the Guild Gala, June 17.