Actors Invited to Audition for Core Cast in Nauvoo Pageant

  • 21 January 2014

An actor portraying Joseph Smith recounts the First Vision during the Nauvoo Pageant. Professional-level actors are encouraged to audition for the 2014 summer pageant.

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  • Auditions begin January 22, 2014, for 20 core cast roles in the Nauvoo Pageant.
  • Schedule an audition by calling 1-801-240-2551 or 1-800-453-3680, ext. 2-2551.

This is the tenth year of the new Nauvoo Pageant. In celebration, the Nauvoo Pageant and the British Pageant will be performed on alternating nights in Nauvoo during the summer of 2014.

The Church is seeking professional-quality actors to audition beginning January 22, 2014, for 20 core cast roles. The core cast—which represent historical figures such as Parley P. Pratt and Joseph and Emma Smith—will perform both shows.

These 20 roles are for men and women ages 20–70, as well as roles for youth ages 8–18. Please come prepared to do a cold reading. If you would like to sing, please be prepared with 16 bars of the song of your choice. (Most Nauvoo 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 this outdoor summer pageant 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.

Rehearsals for core cast members will take place in Salt Lake City in May through the month of June and then move to Nauvoo. The pageant opens July 8 and closes August 2. 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 or to schedule an audition, please call 1-801-240-2551 or 1-800-453-3680, ext. 2-2551.


Provo, Utah
January 22—7:00–9:00 p.m.
January 23—6:00–9:00 p.m.
Brigham Young University
Richards Building, Room 1137

North Salt Lake, Utah
January 24—6:00–10:00 p.m.
January 25—9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Bountiful Regional Center
835 North 400 East
North Salt Lake [Woods Cross], Utah


North Salt Lake, Utah
January 30—6:00–10:00 p.m.
January 31—6:00–10:00 p.m.
February 1—9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Bountiful Regional Center
North Salt Lake [Woods Cross], Utah