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.
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