The film was made in the 1990's, but the original cast was in the 1970's, and was made up of primarily California Mormons. Of the original cast, at least one of them ended up as a non-Mormon. I can't remember her name, but one of the original cast members became the musical director for the Unity Church in Sandy for a lot of years.
There's a Unity Church in Utah??? (Not to be confused with the Unification Church, or Moonies.) I used to go to the Unity church from time to time in Kasnas City, because it was soooo weird. They'd lower the lights and a harpist would play during group meditation. They were basically low-level New Age. I enjoyed the community.
Yep! There's one in Sandy, there's one in Park City, and there's one in Ogden. At least Ogden had one for a time; I'm not sure if it's still there or not.
Yeah, it's really wierd isn't it? I knew their keyboardist very well, and whenever he'd need to take some time off, he'd call me in to sub for him. It was great. I'd just improv all sorts of New Agey stuff on the keyboard while they'd meditate. It was fun.
I even got used to all the hugging at the end of each service.
LOL! I remember my wife went one Sunday -- this is when we were still very TBM -- and the hug-fest and other not-exactly-normal stuff really freaked her out. She never went back.