Youth Pioneer Production

For two nights, July 23rd & 24th, a cast of over 150 youth depict, with dance and music, the journey of the Utah Pioneers. Witness for yourself the epic struggles and celebrations of the pioneer trek West, and their attempt to settle the untamed valleys of Utah. 

Sitting under the canopy of stars you will witness wagons, hand- carts, live animals, music, special guests, and one of the largest firework display in the valley. This production, held at the West Jordan Arena with the vast mountains as the backdrop, will display the beauty of the valley much as it was seen by the settlers as they first entered the valley.
For the first time the story of the original settlers is told, conveying the history of  Utah's settlers, such as Catholic missionary colonizers; Greek and Italian pioneers; the Chinese, Jewish, and Mormon settlers; as well as the Native Americans. You will see the hard work, attacks, death and sorrow, however it will be overcome by the comradeship, celebrations, Indian dances, and fireworks throughout the show. 


JULY 23 & 24, 2015

Doors open: 7:00 pm 

Pre-show: 8:00 pm

Show Begins: 9:00 pm

Fireworks: 10:00pm


Pre-Show Entertainment

The Pre-Show will be a different performer each night with entertainment for the whole family! 






Parking & Seating

Each summer, the Youth Pioneer Production is performed within the West Jordan Arena in front of tens of thousands of spectators. This summer, the Youth Pioneer Production will be held July 23rd & 24th. To find out more information on how you can audition, click the link below.

All parking is located within the West Jordan Arena (map) parking lot with no parking permitted on the city streets or West Jordan City Park. Parking is also available near the Veridian Library and the Veteran's Memorial Park. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and park in the designated area. To ensure safety, pedestrians are asked to only cross at the designated crosswalks. 


Gates open at 7:00 pm for seating. General Seating and Reserved Seating is available and requires a ticket to enter the arena.  The Merrill Osmond's Youth Pioneer Production and the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund assume no responsibility for personal items left or lost in the seating area. The production also offers handicapped seating, please ask an usher to assist in situating wheel chairs.  ASL Interpreters will be available on Thursday nightIt is wise to bring sweaters or light coats in case the evenings become chilly.

Food & Drinks / Lost & Found
Volunteer or Group Service Projects
No coolers or alcohol will be permitted within the gates of the arena. 


There will be several food vendors within the West Jordan Arena that will be available before, during and after the performance.

The Youth Pioneer Production maintains a "Lost and Found" station where lost and found items are reported and turned in. Lost children or family members are also taken to this location for quick and easy reuniting with family. The "Lost and Found" station is located at the Box Office found at the main entrance of the arena.
We would like to invite you, your friends, your clubs, youth/church groups to come and volunteer for our Utah Pioneer Days. We have two full days of shifts that we could use your help during the event. We also need help setting up before the event and taking down after the events. Below is a link to our application that outlines the exact dates and times available for volunteers. We would love to have your help! If you have any questions please contact us at

Pioneer Productions Cast Members will be posted after auditions. Please check back for name of the cast members.