‘JESUS’ IN LANCASTER, ‘SAMSON’ IN BRANSON–IN MARCH

LANCASTER, Penn. – This spring, Sight & Sound Theatres® premieres JESUS—an epic telling of the Gospel story with a cast of 45, one of the largest LED screens ever used theatrically in the world, and the largest moving set piece in Sight & Sound history.

JESUS debuts March 10 in Sight & Sound’s 2,000-seat theater in Lancaster. Galilee, Capernaum and Nazareth spring to life on a panoramic 300-foot performance space wrapping audiences on three sides with action on stage, on screen and in the aisles.

The massive LED screen measures 113 feet wide by 30 feet tall and, with the hoist that can fly it in and out, weighs 24 tons. With its almost 21 million individual pixels, the screen lifts Sight & Sound’s visual effects to another level, adding a large-scale diorama of scenes in biblical times.

Tickets are on sale now for JESUS, which runs through Jan. 5, 2019.

“Throughout its history, Sight & Sound has been committed to bringing the Bible to life on stage in epic scale,” Sight & Sound CEO Matt Neff said. “There’s no more epic story than the singular life of Jesus that changed lives and changed the world.”

SYNOPSIS From the streets of Jerusalem to the raging Sea of Galilee, Jesus befriends outcasts and heals the hurting. He challenges social norms and confronts hypocrisy. He sets sail with fishermen and reasons with religious scholars. And the lives he touches will never be the same. 

Experience the action-packed musical stage adventure, the miraculous journey of the most famous person ever to walk the earth and the everyday people whose lives he forever changed.

SAMSON IN BRANSON Just one week before JESUS opens in Pennsylvania, Sight & Sound launches the Branson, Missouri, premiere of SAMSON on March 3. A cast of 44 actors—plus 34 live animals—brings the larger-than-life Old Testament character to the stage with a jaw-dropping climax featuring 12 columns, each 28 feet tall—toppling in full view of the audience.

SAMSON runs through Dec. 29, 2018 in Sight & Sound’s Branson theatre, which is a 2,000-seat twin of the theatre in Lancaster.

Journey with this unlikely hero as he battles the Philistines—and his own personal calling. This unforgettable, uplifting story literally bring the house down.

“We’re thrilled to bring the inspirational story of SAMSON to audiences in 2018,” Sight & Sound President and Chief Creative Officer Josh Enck said. “Everything we do stands on years of prayerful consideration and our best creative efforts.”

More information for JESUS at Sight & Sound Theatres®

Dates March 10, 2018 through Jan. 5, 2019.

Tickets Adult $59 – $79 Child $26 – $36 (Ages 3 to 12)

More information for SAMSON Sight & Sound Theatres®

Dates March 3, 2018 – Dec. 29, 2018

Tickets Adult $49 Child $23 (Ages 3 to 12)

For show dates and times, visit www.sight-sound.com

For interviews, contact:   Michael Conrad   Michael@Lovell-Fairchild.com 214-616-0320

SIGHT & SOUND THEATRES® OVERVIEW Sight & Sound Theaters began more than 40 years ago in rural Pennsylvania where a dairy farmer went from producing milk to producing live entertainment with a purpose. Today that vision has expanded to two state-of-the art theaters in Lancaster, PA and Branson, MO, where stories from the Bible come to life on stage. Every production is an epic experience with massive sets, special effects and live animals. Still family-owned, Sight & Sound’s nearly 650 staff members write, produce, design and build the original shows, drawing nearly 1.5 million audience members each year.