Nauvoo Pageant

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Date(s) - 07/05/2016 - 07/30/2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Nauvoo Pageant

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A cast and crew of more than 1,100 volunteers are bringing early Mormon history in the U.S. and England to life in the spectacular musical productions “The Nauvoo Pageant” and “The British Pageant”; which run from July 5th through July 30th in Nauvoo, Illinois.  2016 marks the eleventh anniversary of the Nauvoo Pageant, which first debuted in 2005.  This production, through drama, dance and song, tells the story of early Latter-day Saint church members who, in 1839, fled to Nauvoo to escape religious persecution.  The British Pageant, “Truth Will Prevail,” tells the history of the Reformation in the British Isles and the story of the early Christian reformers that sacrificed much, with many giving their lives in defense of the truth.  The British Pageant was performed in the U.S. for the first time in 2014 and will again be featured this year.

Both pageants include scripts based on actual journals and historic records from the 1800’s, as well as traditional and original music. Presenting both the Nauvoo and British pageants will allow audiences to view the close and continuing relationship between Mormons in the British Isles and the United States. The faith, devotion, and sacrifice of the nineteenth-century British church helped make possible the flourishing religious community that was established in Nauvoo.

The Nauvoo Pageant will be presented on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings, with the British Pageant on Wednesdays and Fridays. Country Fair pre-show activities begin each night at 7:00; with pageant performances starting at 8:30 p.m. Events are free of charge with no reservation required and unlimited seating. For more details, visit or 217-453-2429.

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