While we were in Branson this summer we had the privilege of seeing Joseph at the Sight and Sound Theaters. I had heard about their show Noah but we weren't able to see it. So when we had the opportunity to see Joseph we jumped at it.
Sight and Sound Theaters has a long history of quality productions. They are a first class theater that offers amazing, well, Sights and Sounds! It is family friendly and worth every penny.
Joseph is the story from the Bible that most people are familiar with. But one that we should all revisit often. The thread of forgiveness and God's providence are woven throughout this incredible story. Sight and Sound Theaters does an amazing job of setting the story to music and dance and visual effects and...
Yeah, it was that good.
I wasn't sure I would like it because I am a pretty tough critic. I direct plays and demand a lot from my actors and seeing a show that does not meet my standards is very disappointing. If the actors don't believe what they are acting it comes across and completely takes me out of the moment. Even if the actor isn't the best actor or singer, if they believe it I believe it. I was so thrilled that the actors at Sight and Sound believed what they were portraying, therefore I believed it too. I was transported to Joseph's family and felt like I was a part of it.
The sets were GORGEOUS, FANTASTIC, AMAZING, SUPERB. Seriously. They were phenomenal. ThePharaoh's palace really looked like we had been transported back to Egypt and the nomadic tribe of Israel included animals! My 3 year old was enthralled with the camels that walked by her. The costumes were lush with colors and textures. They used not only the entire stage but also the sides of the stage out in the audience. There were levels on each side of the audience that enhanced the sets and story. There was also a screen that was used to show videos that blended in with the action on stage and made you look twice to be sure it was really there.
The music was not cheesy. I had to get that out there. Sometimes when we go to a production the sets, costumes, and everything else will be fine but then the music starts playing and it sounds like they recorded it in their basement closet. Not at Sight and Sound Theaters. The music was full and gorgeous. The orchestrations were beautiful, the lyrics were simple and not dorky, and they were both delivered beautifully. I enjoyed listening to them and would even buy the CD. My husband said the same thing and he is a professional singer with CD's of his own out there! That's saying something.
I just really can't say enough about our experience at Sight and Sound Theaters production of Joseph. It was simply wonderful. The theater is beautiful, the people were helpful, and the quality of the production was fantastic. This is a family show that is appropriate for all ages. If you have the chance to go...Do it!
There are videos you can watch on the website but I couldn't get them to load here. I highly recommend watching them if you need to see for yourself how amazing this show is. You can find ticket information there as well. Tickets are Adult: $43.00,Teen: $25.00,Child: $18.00. You can buy tickets Here. Just don't forget to choose either Branson or Lancaster! But hurry because Joseph is only running through October 18th and you won't want to miss it.
Here is a little about the theater. You can find out more Here.
Sight & Sound Theatres is the largest faith-based live theatre in the country and has been described as "Christian Broadway." Last year, nearly a million people from around the world came to experience a production at one of Sight & Sound's theatres in Lancaster County, Pa., and Branson, Mo. The Lancaster County location is one of the top three theatre destinations in the country.
In 2013, the organization celebrates 37 years of public productions, but Sight & Soundâs roots go even deeper. Founder Glenn Eshelman, a native of Lancaster County, began to develop his gifting as an artist as a young child on his familyâs farm. His landscape painting led to photographing inspirational scenes that were then presented to churches, schools and civic organizations across the U.S. with a single slide projector and screen, along with a turntable and microphone to provide sound.
I know if you go to a Sight and Sound Theaters production you won't be disappointed. We can't wait for the next production, Jonah!
I received free tickets in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.