Sight & Sound Theatres

Sight & Sound Theatres is an entertainment company that produces Bible stories live on stage. Based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Sight & Sound operates two theaters: one in Ronks, Pennsylvania (formerly known as the Millennium Theatre) and the second in Branson, Missouri.

HistoryEdit

Glenn and Shirley Eshelman started Sight & Sound in the summer of 1976, with a 10-week multimedia show The Wonder of It All in an auditorium rented from Lancaster Bible College. Based on that success, they built the original Sight & Sound Auditorium (renamed to Living Waters Theatre) on Pennsylvania Route 896 in Ronks, Pennsylvania. In July 1976, the Sight & Sound Auditorium opened for the performance of A Land of Our Own. Live actors and actresses were eventually added to the productions, and Behold the Lamb debuted as the first full-length live stage production at the original Sight & Sound Auditorium in 1987. A larger facility, the Sight & Sound Entertainment Centre opened in March 1991.[1]

However, after the success of their productions Noah and the premiere run of The Miracle of Christmas, the Entertainment Centre caught fire in January 1997, destroying the facility and most of the costumes and sets that were stored in the shops.[2] The Living Waters Theatre was renovated to accommodate live stage productions until another large theater, originally called The Millennium Theater, was opened on September 1, 1998. The new theatre featured more than 2,000 seats, a 300-foot (91 m) wraparound stage that can hold sets up to 40 feet high, and improved audio and visual effects.

Sight & Sound opened a second theater in Branson, Missouri in 2008, a near identical twin facility to the newest facility in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Inaugural ShowEdit

  • The Wonder of It All: 1976

Shows at Living Waters Theatre (Originally Sight & Sound Auditorium)Edit

  • A Land of Our Own: 1976
  • Behold the Lamb: 1987–2006
  • Splendor of Easter:
  • Holiday Time: 1997-?
  • The Glory of Spring: 1997-?
  • Celebrate America: 1997-?
  • Abraham and Sarah: A Journey of Love: 2000–2004, 2008–2009
  • Psalms of David: 2005–2007, 2010
  • Voices of Christmas: 2007–2010

Shows at Sight & Sound Entertainment CentreEdit

  • The Eternal Flame: 1991–1992
  • The Joys of Christmas: 1992–1995
  • Noah: 1995–1996
  • Miracle of Christmas: 1996

Shows at Millennium Theatre in Lancaster, PAEdit

  • Noah - The Musical: 1998–2001, 2004, 2013
  • The Miracle of Christmas: 1998–2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Daniel: 2002–2003, 2008
  • Ruth: 2005–2006
  • In the Beginning: 2007–2009
  • Behold The Lamb: 1999-2001, 2004-2006, 2009
  • Joseph: 2010–2011, 2015
  • Jonah: 2012, 2017
  • Moses: 2014–2015
  • Samson: 2016
  • Jesus: 2018-2019
  • Queen Esther: 2020-2021
  • David: 2022

Shows in Branson, MissouriEdit

  • Noah - The Musical: 2008–2011, 2020
  • Miracle of Christmas: 2009–2011, 2013, 2017, 2019
  • Joseph: 2012–2013
  • Jonah: 2014-2015
  • Moses: 2016-2017
  • Samson: 2018-2019
  • Jesus: 2021

Fathom EventsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Story". www.sight-sound.com. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  2. ^ "$15 Million Sight and Sound Theater Fire and Building Collapse" (PDF). FEMA. January 1997.
  3. ^ "Sight & Sound Theatres' Production of Iconic Bible Story 'JONAH' Swims from Stage to Cinemas for a Special, One-Night Event". Fathom Events. February 7, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Sight & Sound Theatres Delivers 'MOSES' on Big Screens Nationwide for a Special Two-Night Event This September". Fathom Events. June 27, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "NOAH". Fathom Events. Retrieved April 20, 2019.

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