Randy R. Rowley
Art by Robert A. Barrett, image prepared for the upcoming production "An Evening with Joseph and Emma" at Thanksgiving Point.

LEHI — Brigham Young University Fine Arts Professor Darrell and his wife, Jennifer Babidge, will become Joseph and Emma Smith in a 2-person musical tribute that debuts at Thanksgiving Point Oct. 5.

Composer/producer Randy Lee Rowley said the show, presented by Nauvoo Entertainment, has been done at church firesides and events, but this is the first time its been presented on a public stage.

"We'd like to perform it at a variety of different venues," Rolly said. "We're excited about it. We have a glowing endorsement from (BYU professor of church history and doctrine) Susan Easton Black.

Black said, "This 90-minute Broadway-style show transported me to a different era, an era in which youthful Joseph first met Emma Hale and fell in love. I believe it's well worth your evening."

Rolly composed original music for the show, and co-producer Greg Hansen put together the sound track. Period costume expert Carma de Jong Anderson is the costumer.

Prior to the 90-minute production, local keyboard artist Ryan Moody will play original music for the audience.

Tickets can be won on Kozy 106.5, and CDs of the music featuring Dallyn and Rachel Bayles can be purchased at Deseret Book stores.


If you go . . .

What: "An Evening with Joseph and Emma"

Where: Show Barn, Thanksgiving Point in Lehi

When: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 5

Cost: $12.50 per person

Phone: 628-4158

Web: www.josephandemma.com