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Casey Elliott, center, who plays Jimmy Flinders, and the cast rehearse a scene from the 35th anniversary production of "Saturday's Warrior/The White Star."

It was 1973. Richard Nixon was still in the White House, but the Watergate scandal was heating up. The Vietnam War was dragging on, although peace efforts were emerging. Roe v. Wade was in the news. The population of the planet was a growing concern. Elvis Presley was making headlines with a worldwide concert broadcast from Hawaii. George Steinbrenner bought the New York Yankees. Tony Orlando and Dawn were at the top of the charts with "Tie a Yellow Ribbon," while Roberta Flack was "Killing Me Softly With His Song." "The Six Million Dollar Man" debuted on TV.

And that summer in Salt Lake City, a little Mormon musical called "Saturday's Warrior" hit the stage. The world of Mormon theater and entertainment would never be quite the same.

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