The 13th Annual Nauvoo Pageant - A Tribute to Joseph Smith

Pageant dates for 2017 are July 11 - August 5, 2017

If you are looking for the British Pageant produced in England in 2017, please click on this link

Featuring the British Pageant -Truth will Prevail

July 11 - August 5, 2017
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's Family Cast please see family cast information page.
If you have reviewed the information and would like to apply (timeframe is September 1 to October 31 for the following summer pageant season) then please visit the application site here. This new application site may take a few minutes to load initially, but then it should feel much faster. If you have any issues with the new site, please email

Thank you for your interest in the pageants. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The 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 members' 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 testimonies of these faithful Christians.

Nauvoo Pageant Core Cast

Nauvoo Core Cast

The Nauvoo Pageant Core Cast consists of over 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

The LDS Church is seeking professional-quality actors to fill 20 core cast roles in the summer of 2017 Nauvoo and British Pageants. There are roles for men and women age 20 through 70, as well as one teenage boy.

When audition dates and procedures have been established and announced, generally in January, this information will be posted here.

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

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 deadline for applications for the pageant has been extended to November 20th.

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

Behind the Scenes at the Nauvoo Pageant

Click on this link to go to Meridian Magazine for an article on the Before the Nauvoo Pageant Lights Go On .