That, therefore, is the purpose of this post – to introduce you to the awesomeness that is Sight and Sound.
“Our purpose is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ and sow the Word of God into the lives of our customers, guests, and fellow workers by visualizing and dramatizing the Scriptures, through inspirational productions, encouraging others and seeking always to be dedicated and wise stewards of our God-given talents and resources.” – Sight and Sound Mission statement
They have two branches, one in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the other in Branson, Missouri. They’ve put on musical productions of Noah, Ruth, and the Miracle of Christmas, as well as many others.
I’ll confess – I’m pretty much in love with Sight and Sound. Actually, we’ll call that obsessed. Because I am. I’ve seen four different shows there:: Miracle of Christmas, Abraham and Sarah, Daniel, and Psalms of David. Let me tell you, Sight and Sound could most accurately be called the Broadway of Christian theatre.
To signify my obsession even further, let me tell you about their soundtracks. (If you’re a soundtrack junkie like I am, you know that holding the soundtrack to a show is almost as important as seeing the show itself… wouldn’t you say?)
Six of their shows have soundtracks that you can purchase. I own four of them:: Joseph, Miracle of Christmas, Psalms of David, and Voices of Christmas.
Are you convinced? No? Let me tell you more.
Many of their shows have live animals onstage – for instance, in Miracle of Christmas, there were camels, donkeys, horses, sheep, and birds (just to name a few). In Lancaster, it depends on which building the show is in. The larger theatre, the Millennium, is the one that uses animals. I have no idea about Branson.
They offer a Behind the Scenes Tour of the theatre. I’ve never been on it, but have heard tell that it’s amazing. Definitely on my bucket list.
Of all the shows I’ve seen, Psalms of David is probably my favorite. It traces the musical effect of the Psalms from the time of David (including the story of David), to modern day music. Even if you don’t ever see the show, buy the soundtrack. Seriously. Love.
Wait, did that sound like I was trying to sell something to you? It’s just a recommendation. Promise. 🙂
That about wraps it up. If you’ve read this far, thank you. I know this is a long post with barely any pictures… Have you been to or heard of Sight and Sound?
Pssst, I wasn’t paid to post this. Sight and Sound doesn’t even know I’m posting this. The only reason I’m trying to “sell” you on it, is because I love it so much. 🙂 Just in case you wondered…