Actors Invited to Audition for 2016 Nauvoo and British Pageant Core Cast

  • 15 January 2016

Scenes from the British Pageant (left) and the Nauvoo Pageant (right). Professional-level actors are encouraged to audition for the core cast for the 2016 summer pageants.

Article Highlights

  • Auditions begin February 2 for 20 core cast roles in the Nauvoo and British pageants.
  • Rehearsals begin in June in Salt Lake. Performances are July 5 through July 30, 2016.
  • To schedule an audition, call 801-240-2551 or email culturalarts@ldschurch.org.

The Church is seeking professional-quality actors to audition for 20 core cast roles in the Nauvoo and British pageants, which will be performed on alternating nights in Nauvoo during the summer of 2016.

Live auditions begin February 2, 2016. Video auditions are also welcome. The core cast—which represent historical figures such as Parley P. Pratt and Joseph and Emma Smith—will perform both shows. There are roles for men and women age 20 through 70, as well as one teenage boy.

Please come prepared with 16 bars of a song of your choice. We will also do readings from the pageant scripts. Groups of 10–12 will audition each hour, so please anticipate scheduling a time at the top of each hour. (Most pageant roles do not require singing; however, core cast members with musical talent may be featured in community appearances and civic functions.)

The rigorous nature of these outdoor summer pageants requires that core cast members be experienced, faithful, LDS performers demonstrating a high degree of maturity, flexibility, and willingness to work long hours. Good health is essential. Once cast, candidates must also receive their bishop’s recommendation.

Live Auditions

Provo, Utah
February 2—6:00–10:00 p.m.
Brigham Young University
Richards Building, Room 2206 West

Orem, Utah
February 3—6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
UVU institute building, Room 186
785 W. College Drive

North Salt Lake, Utah
February 5—6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
February 6—9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Bountiful Regional Center
835 North 400 East

Callbacks

North Salt Lake, Utah
February 6—6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
February 7—9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Bountiful Regional Center
835 North 400 East

Scheduling an audition

To schedule a time to audition, call 801-240-2551 or 800-453-3680, ext. 2-2551. You may also send an email to culturalarts@ldschurch.org with the day and time you would like to audition.

Video Auditions

If you are unable to attend a live audition, you may submit a video audition. For directions, please send an email to culturalarts@ldschurch.org.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals for core cast members will take place in Salt Lake City in June and will then move to Nauvoo.

The performances will open July 5 and close on July 30. For core cast members, the pageant will cover transportation to and from Nauvoo and provide housing and meals while in Nauvoo. Due to the length of the pageant run, core cast members will also receive a modest honorarium appropriate to their role. For further information, please direct inquiries to the contact number used to schedule auditions.

For further information, please call 801-240-2551 or 800-453-3680, ext. 2-2551, or send an email to culturalarts@ldschurch.org.

Other ways to participate

If you are interested in participating in the family cast, work crew, bagpipe band, or as a volunteer, register now.