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Nauvoo Pageant - A Tribute to Joseph Smith

July 8 - August 2, 2014       Tuesday - Saturday

Performances begin at 8:30 p.m.

Guests are invited to Country Fair activities at 7 p.m.:
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The Nauvoo Pageant celebrates the legacy of the early Latter-Day Saints.

Narrated by Parley P. Pratt, the pageant emphasizes the prophetic mission of Joseph Smith and honors the sacrifice, faith and courage of the Saints who gave their all to build a city and a temple to their God.

The pageant is filled with authentic hymns and folksongs, lively dances and tender moments that share the joy these early Saints found in living Christ's gospel. Through words taken from journals, sermons and historic records of the period, the pageant invites all to feel the powerful testimonies of these faithful Saints.

Nauvoo Pageant Core Cast

Nauvoo Core Cast

The Nauvoo Pageant Core Cast consists of twenty actors, representing historical figures such as Parley P. Pratt and Joseph and Emma Smith who perform live each night for the duration of the pageant. The core cast also presents short historical vignettes during the day and performs an hour long presentation of "Our Story Goes On" every Sunday during the pageant in selected venues outside Nauvoo.

Core Cast Information

Nauvoo Pageant Family Cast

Nauvoo Pageant Family Cast

Pageant participants have the option of participating in the pageant meal program. Lunches and dinners are served cafeteria-style by a contracted caterer. Participants may select any combinations of meals (lunch only, dinner only or both lunch and dinner) per week for the duration of their stay. Meal selections cannot be changed during pageant participation. To participate in the pageant meal program, a deposit totaling 50% of the cost will be due by March 1, 2014. The remaining balance will be due by May 1, 2014.

Family Cast Information     Apply for Family Cast

Nauvoo Pageant Work Crew

Nauvoo Pageant Work Crew

The Nauvoo Pageant Work Crew consists of 20 able-bodied single young men, ages 16-25, who serve as site workers and technical support for the pageant. Work crew members will assist with some technical elements of the pageant, including the stage, props, lighting, site, and Country Fair.

Work Crew Information     Apply for Work Crew

Nauvoo Pageant Volunteer Support

Nauvoo Pageant Volunteer Support

The Nauvoo Pageant Volunteer Support consists of volunteers (ages 21 and older) who assist with costuming, security/site maintenance, food services, and family support.

Volunteer Support Information     Apply for Volunteer Support

Nauvoo Pageant Bagpipe Band

Nauvoo Pageant Bagpipe Band

The Nauvoo Pageant Bagpipe Band is a significant part of the spirit, missionary efforts, and gospel message of the Nauvoo Pageant. The Bagpipe Band will be involved in many important aspects of the overall pageant experience. Band members will participate in scheduled outreach performances in nearby surrounding communities, pre-vignette performances, Mulholland Street performances, Country Fair activities, and the Nauvoo Pageant Parade leading the guests to the seating area of the pageant.

Bagpipe Band Information    Apply for Bagpipe Band

Auditions for the 2014 Core Cast

Auditions and callbacks will be held in mid-January in Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah. Pageant roles do not require singing; however, core cast members' musical talents are featured in community outreach events. Auditioners with vocal skill should come prepared to sing 16 bars of two contrasting pieces, such as an up-tempo song and a ballad.

Auditions for the 2014 Nauvoo Pageant Core Cast




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Please call the Music and Cultural Arts Division at 801-240-2551 to make an appointment for you audition.

Nauvoo Pageant Events

The Nauvoo Pageant begins each night at 8:30 p.m. (Tuesday through Saturday) but there are more events associated with the pageant that are also free for all to see.

2014 Applications

The Nauvoo Pageant will begin accepting applications for the 2014 pageant beginning September 1 through October 31, 2013.

We will continue to accept applications for Volunteers, Bagpipe Band and Work Crew after the October 31 deadline.

Go to core cast for more information.

Our Story Goes On

Check out dates for the Our Story Goes On shows.

Our Story Goes On

Behind the Scenes at the Nauvoo Pageant

See the latest edition of the Meridian Magazine for an article on the Before the Nauvoo Pageant Lights Go On.

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