Nauvoo Pageant - Official pageant of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)
The New Nauvoo Pageant
In August 2004 an announcement was made by LDS Church leaders that a new pageant was going to be produced to replace the City of Joseph Pageant. This prior pageant had been a wonderful part of Nauvoo for nearly a quarter century and many were sad to see it end. But the new Nauvoo Pageant soon won over the hearts of those who love Nauvoo. The Church's Cultural Arts Department was given the assignment to create a pageant that would tell of the spiritual history of Joseph's beloved city of Nauvoo. The committee only had a few months to complete the script, production, casting, costuming, set design and construction and all other things necessary to complete the Pageant. This event was in honor of the 160th Anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph & Hyrum on June 27, 1844.
This year's production will again have a cast of hundreds comprised mostly of families who come to Nauvoo at their own expense. They give up family vacations, and make many other sacrifices to serve. Some families confess they even gave up Christmas to serve! Although they miss other worthwhile activities, cast members tell that this event changes their lives in ways they could not have imagined. Pageant guests echo that same feeling after experiencing Nauvoo and all it has to offer.
There has never been a better time to come to Nauvoo!