It's grown beyond being just an open air show presented on a hillside. Hill Cumorah Pageant President Dwight Schendeman says the 77 year old event makes an effort to stay up on technology. In the late 50's they added sound equipment.
Today most of the lighting is handled by computers and the event is streamed in house so no matter where the 735 actors are at anyone time, they can check back stage screens and get their cues. The 77th Hill Cumorah Pageant debuts Friday night at 9:15. The show and parking are free.