The sky is the limit for the 1989 July Fourth Stadium of Fire as executive producer Alan Osmond prepares what's being billed as a "Circus in the Skies" filled with daring thrill acts and pyrotechnics.
Tickets for the 10th fireworks spectacular presented by America's Freedom Festival at Provo go on sale May 15 at the Marriott Center Ticket office, 378-BYU1, and at Smith Tix outlets. Ticket prices are $8, $11 and $17.50 The show fills Brigham Young University's Cougar Stadium.Although the spectacular will feature an ensemble of entertainment personalities - NBC weatherman Willard Scott as circus ringmaster, Keshia Knight Pulliam ("Rudy Huxtable") and The Jets - the accent this year is on the spectacular.
"I've put an emphasis on the excitement in the skies," Osmond said. "We've booked six different kinds of thrill acts as daring as sway poles, a slide for life and an aerialist who dangles from below a helicopter.
"We're also converting the stadium into a giant circus filled with surprises."
The ground show will include hundreds of dancers and many other entertainers chosen by audition in Texas, the Western states and along the West Coast.
Never one to be outdone by his own previous shows, Osmond plans to make his 10th consecutive July Fourth show worthy of the record books.
There will even be an enormous ball of fire, using at least a million fireworks in an attempt to break into the Guiness Book of World Records using the pyrotechnic skills of the team of Paul Austin and his associates.
Osmond said he hopes to build the reputation of providing something unique and the first of its kind with every new show.
Sponsors of the show include AT&T, Coca-Cola, Fred Meyer, KSL-TV and KSL-Radio.