About 17 1/2 years ago we went to our first production at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA, an amazing musical production of Noah. My oldest daughter was 2 1/2 years old; so she doesn’t remember much of that production, but I do remember that it was quite spectacular.
Since that time, the Sight and Sound Theater has produced a number of amazing Biblical performances. We have seen a few; last fall we attended a showing of Jonah which was also phenomenal. These folks know how to move you back in time, stir your emotions, and give you an experience you will not soon forget. The sets are incredible; the music and the singers keep the audience enthralled, and the story is timeless.
So when I heard NOAH was back after all these years, I had to get tickets. The show runs from March to November 2013. I bought tickets last November for the show on March 29th. Many of the dates are already sold out because it will only be running for the one season. The show did not disappoint.
If you are unfamiliar with the story of NOAH in the Bible, you can read about it in Genesis chapters 6 through 8. The story is about God saving Noah and his family and anyone who would join them from coming judgment on the world for sin and rebellion. Noah has loved God and appreciated God’s blessings as he sought to be faithful in his relationship with God. God directs Noah to do something that has never been done before in an area that seems to make no sense at the time. God directs Noah to build an Ark. This large boat would then be used to transport 2 of every kind of animal on the earth along with Noah and his family in order that they would survive a coming worldwide flood. Sounds incredible even to Noah, but he is faithful as he has always been to believe God, and God is faithful to His promises.
During the show you are transported into the ark with dozens of live and animatronic animals. You get a glimpse of what life might have been like cooped up in a limited space with your family and smelly animals for a lengthy period. The range of emotions that they would have encountered, extreme sorrow at the loss of mankind, great appreciation for being saved, frustration, exhaustion, impatience, well you get the idea. It is all in there.
I would encourage anyone who wants to see a performance of Biblical proportions to consider checking out the Sight and Sound Theater’s show list. People travel from all over the country to see one of these productions. They have a second theater in Branson, Missouri which is now showing Joseph.
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