The 11th Annual Nauvoo Pageant - A Tribute to Joseph Smith

Pageant dates for 2015 are July 7 - August 1, 2015

Featuring the British Pageant -Truth will Prevail

July 7 - August 1, 2015
Nauvoo Pageant presented on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
British Pageant presented on Wednesday and Friday
Performances begin at 8:30 p.m.

Guests are invited to Country Fair activities at 7 p.m.

If you are interested in participating in the pageant please register now!

The Nauvoo and British pageants celebrate the legacy of the early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of 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 British pageant explores events surrounding the beginning of the Church in the British Isles and the impact of the British member's abiding faith and deep love for one another and the Savior.

The pageants are filled with authentic hymns and folksongs, lively dances, and tender moments that share the joy these early Church members found in living Christ's gospel. Through words taken from journals, sermons, and historic records of the period, the pageants invite all to feel the powerful stestimonies of these faithful Christians.

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 sometimes performs an hour-long presentation of "Our Story Goes On" in selected venues outside Nauvoo.

Core Cast Information

Nauvoo Pageant Family Cast

Nauvoo Pageant Family Cast

Participation in the Nauvoo Pageant cast is a missionary experience for families and individuals. Participants will have many opportunities to share the gospel message with audience members and other visitors in Nauvoo while hosting the Country Fair celebration and performing in the pageant. Families and individuals will also have opportunities to strengthen their testimonies of the gospel through rehearsal and performance.

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 Core Cast have been completed.

Please check back for information on auditions for the Core Cast to be held in January .

Auditions for the Nauvoo Pageant Core Cast

  • Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
  • Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Place: Provo, Utah - BYU Campus Richards Building Room 1137
  • Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Place: Provo, Utah - BYU Campus Richards Building Room 1137

  • Date: Friday, January 24, 2014
  • Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Place: Bountiful, Utah - Bountiful Regional Center

  • Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
  • Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Place: Bountiful, Utah - Bountiful Regional Center

Call Backs:

  • Date: Friday, January 31, 2014
  • Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Place: Bountiful, Utah - Bountiful Regional Center

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
  • Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Place: Bountiful, Utah - Bountiful Regional Center

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.


The Nauvoo Pageant will accept applications for the pageant beginning September 1 - October 31.

The Nauvoo Pageant will continue to accept applications for Volunteer Support, Bagpipe Band and Work Crew after the October 31 deadline.

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 .