Pageant auditions will be held May 12th & 13th from 5:00 – 8:00PM and the Casting Fireside will be May 16th at 6:00PM. Both events will be held at the LDS ward building at 350 East 500 North, Nephi.
The backyard rehearsals will begin on June 1st and the pageant dates for this season are June 23, 24, 25, & 26, 2010, with performances starting nightly at dusk (9:15PM).
More information about any of these activities can be obtained by calling (435) 623-0196, visiting www.handcartpageant.com or by finding us on Facebook.
350 East 500 North, Nephi, Utah
With the auditions for The Mormon Handcart Pageant coming soon, we are looking for men, women, and children of all ages to come and participate in this sacred opportunity. Entire or partial families are also encouraged to come and audition! Also remember that children 12 and under must have an adult from their family participate in the pageant with them for safety reasons.
For many of the cast, being a part of The Mormon Handcart Pageant is the first time they have ever been involved in theater and they have done a marvelous job. The voice parts are all pre-recorded so you will not be required to actually speak, just follow along as closely as you can.
Contact us ASAP if you or someone you know would like to be apart of the 2010 cast. Please encourage the men and teenage boys in your lives to especially consider trying out.
We also have a particular need for people with horses, very tame farm animals, and wagons with teams.
The cast from the previous years have come from all over Utah to participate, so don't let a little distance keep you from all of the fun.
Keep an eye on this site, or contact us for more details about the auditions.
If you are interested in helping in other areas of the Pageant, please print and send us this form.
We need help in the following areas
- Kitchen help with Pioneer Supper
- Set up Tables and chairs in Multi-Purpose Building
- Set up chairs in Booths around the arena
- Help in Food Concession Booth
- Cookie Sale Fund Raiser (Starting ASAP)
- Garbage Clean-up (Each morning after the pageant)
- Cedar Tree Cutting
- Setting up equipment/props
- Taking down equipment/props
Helping with the pageant makes for great service hours for any young men/young women groups. No matter where you live, you can come early and help out! The pageant also has some great Eagle Scout Projects!
If you are interested in helping us in any way, please click in the word "email" on our home page to contact us!
There is a lot to be done, but "heavy hands make light work"... and the blessings are phenomenal!!!
For a complete list of Eagle Scout and Young Men/Young Women service projects please email us for updated information
The Mormon Handcart Pageant will be presented at 9:15pm. The pageant is in remembrance of the belated Martin & Willie Handcart Companies of 1856 and their rescue. Under spotlight, this outdoor, nigh time event will depict moments of human greatness exemplified by these courageous pioneers. Pre-pageant activities, including the Pioneer Supper, concession stand, live entertainment, and the pioneer history fair will begin each evening at 6:30.
Firesides in Your Area
One of the best ways to learn about the Handcart Pioneers, the Mormon Trail, and The Mormon Handcart Pageant is to have us come and present a fireside in your area.
We have enjoyed speaking to groups, both large and small all over Utah and we look forward to speaking in other states as well.
The nature of the pageant firesides are very spiritual and are appropriate for all types of stake and ward activities or meetings, including Young Men or Young Women activities, Relief Society Enrichment nights, and even local civic club activities.
Groups planning to travel to Martin's Cove and other sites along the pioneer trail, as well as those groups who are unable to make the trip are especially encourage to contact us.
We can come dressed in our Sunday best, or in authentic pioneer attire. A pageant fireside would be a very good addition to your youth conference activities as well.
To find out more or to schedule a fireside, click on the "email us" link on www.handcartpageant.com or call the Pageant Hotline (435) 623-0196.
We look forward to meeting with you!
Youth Conference/Ward or Stake Activities
The Mormon Handcart Pageant is a wonderful opportunity for all types of church groups or activities.
We have bus parking and seating as well ideas for lodging and meals.
If you are interested in coming to the pageant with a large group for this year or next, please contact us right away so arrangements can be made.
You may also contact a member of the Nephi Utah North Stake Presidency for more information.
Y M & YW Service Hours/Eagle Scout Projects
If you are interested in doing a handcart pageant related service project, please contact us for a list of available projects.
Remember that you do not need to be from the Juab County Area to have the pageant help you find things to do.
In fact, we have a number of fun, meaningful projects that can be done from just about anywhere you might live!
Eagle Scouts are especially encouraged to contact us, as well as anyone working on their Young Men/Women service hours.
Lots of youth have already participated. Not only is it fun, but we really do need the help to make the pageant better and better with each passing season!
Hope to hear from you soon.
If you have any taken any photos or video footage of The Mormon Handcart Pageant, please send them to us via email or the Postal Service (see our contact information on the homepage). We are so busy with the performance, that we have not had time to take pictures.
Please send only those photos that you would like us to use in our pageant scrapbook, promotional literature, and/or post on www.handcartpageant.com.
Click here to send us a message
Hotline: (435) 623.0196
Mailing Address: The Mormon Handcart Pageant
25 West 600 North
Nephi, UT 84648
If making a donation, please make checks payable to "The Mormon Handcart Pageant"