Are we planning a family reunion around this? I'm going to try to go and would love to go with all of you who want your kids to know what this is and why we love it! I might have my boys starting kindergarten that week, but I don't want to miss this. I want them to witness, indoors, how I gained my testimony of Joseph Smith listening to his booming voice over the speakers mingled with the sound of chirping crickets under a million stars.
Some loved watching it, some loved performing in it, "but to those who lived here, and to those who loved it, it was the reflection of one man."
August 14-17, 2012
City of Joseph—A Historical Musical of NauvooPardoe Theatre, Tuesday–Friday at 8:00 p.m. (matinees at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday)
A powerful stage version of the original Nauvoo Pageant, City of Joseph portrays life during the establishment and growth of Nauvoo, Illinois under the direction of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Scaled to fit an indoor stage, it features all the music from the original pageant as it tells the story through the eyes of those who lived there from 1839–1846. Experience what a quarter-million others felt during its 27-year run in Nauvoo: an appreciation for the dedication, faith and courage of the early Saints!