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Like to Perform? Audition to Be a 2022 Performing Missionary in Nauvoo

Audition applications are due before November 1, 2021

Performing missionaries
Performing missionaries
Performing missionaries entertain guests in Nauvoo, Illinois. Applications for the 2022 season are due before November 1, 2021.© 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Single members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ages 18 to 25 from the U.S. and Canada are invited to audition to serve as performing missionaries — singers, dancers, band musicians and production technicians — helping with musical and stage productions in Historic Nauvoo.

Audition applications are due before November 1, 2021.

Performing missionaries are selected by audition and then called and set apart as senior service missionaries. Although this is a significant opportunity for service, it does not take the place of a full-time mission. Talented returning missionaries, including any who returned early during the pandemic, are encouraged to audition.

Selected performers will begin serving on February 1, 2022, and conclude in January 2023. During that time, they will spend 15 weeks sharing their talents in Nauvoo. When not in Nauvoo, missionaries will spend about four hours a week on mission assignments (learning music, scripts or other materials), and are otherwise free to attend school, work, date, etc.

The 2022 season will include opportunities for singers and dancers to serve in Nauvoo in one of three casts:

  • Spring cast: March 15–June 28
  • Summer cast (includes the Nauvoo Brass Band): May 3–August 9
  • Fall cast: June 28–October 11

As with any mission assignment, performers are required to be temple worthy. They commit to live by missionary standards and follow a rigorous schedule of preparation, rehearsal and performances.

The Church covers airfare to and from Nauvoo. Each missionary pays a fee by March 1, 2022, to cover lodging, on-ground transportation and other expenses. Missionaries need personal funds to pay for food and personal items.

Find additional information at history.ChurchofJesusChrist.org/ypm and watch the virtual informational fireside below.

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