Sight and Sound Theatres Branson
As one of Branson’s most popular venues, the *Sight & Sound Theatre is the best destination for spectacular Christian productions that are entertaining and uplifting!
Bringing classic Bible tales to life through story, song, and fantastic sets and production, the theater will dazzle you with stories that will make you laugh, smile, and cry. With a combination of sets towering 40 feet in the air, live music, and special effects, the productions put on by the Sight & Sound Theatre will wow and amaze you, and the theater combines its high-tech facility with a mechanical stage, 3D videos, pyrotechnic engineering, and lasers!
The Christian theater company of Sight & Sound Theatres is based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where the Millennium Theatre is located, and was created by Glenn and Shirley Eshelman. The company began in 1976 in a small auditorium rented from Lancaster Bible College, and the success with that production started the company that we now know and love! The Millennium Theater was opened in 1998, and the Branson theater was opened in 2008 with a similar facility to the Millennium, with a large wraparound stage and fantastic audio and visual effects!
Showing for its last year in Branson in 2015, this incredible musical is set 700 years before the birth of Christ. Jonah delivers a powerful and timely message that resonates today just as clearly as it did in the past, and this popular biblical story of Jonah and the Whale will wow and inspire audiences. Follow Jonah, a faithful righteous prophet who is commanded by God to deliver a message to Nineveh but refuses and attempts to hide from God. His adventure takes him through a disastrous storm, an encounter with an enormous sea creature, and the struggles he faces in this story of disobedience and betrayal – but the story is coupled with God’s gracious mercy and love, shown for Jonah and also for all. The theater brings this incredible story to life for the audience in a very realistic and fully engaging way, coupled with fabulous acting, brilliant costumes, and memorable musical scores with intense choreography!
This engaging and memorable show Joseph is a production that your whole family will love, as it tells the popular biblical story of a boy who faced incredible adversity and triumphed with the grace and mercy of God! The show comes alive on the larger-than-life stage of the Sight & Sound Theatres with amazing stage performances coupled with live animals, brilliant costumes and stage designs, heart-warming musical scores, choreographed dance numbers, and so much more!
Miracle of Christmas (2009-11, 2013)
Enjoy the story of Jesus taking human form as it unfolds on the stage in this brilliantly decked out theater, complete with holiday lights, greenery, and a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree! From the betrothal of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth to the classic nativity scene, the experience is enhanced by amazing special visual and audio effects, creative lighting techniques, and beautiful costumes. With an extensive cast, including live animals that are trained and housed on-site, the Miracle of Christmas show is a dramatic and timeless Christmas story. Attend early to get the full Christmas experience in the lobby, where there is a spirited holiday performance, complete with beloved carols and lavish Victorian costumes.
Noah the Musical (2008-11)
Presenting a tale that is familiar but also done in a grand fashion, Noah the Musical offers an accurate re-telling of the story of Noah’s Ark from the Bible. The presentation is complete with on-stage ark, live animals, and an overall intricate set design, bringing the story to life like never before! Follow Noah on his journey as he becomes overwhelmed to fulfill the wish of God, even amidst seemingly impossible odds, and as his work comes to fruition and he leads live animals through the crowd. Noah the Musical presents an awe-inspiring suspension of disbelief through its intricate, state-of-the-art set designs for one of the most immersive experiences in Branson!
You can also take a backstage tour of the facility with the Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Sight & Sound Theatre to learn and understand how the magic comes to life. Walk with a tour guide across a 20,000 square foot stage and view lights, animatronics, and other great production equipment, and step inside the shoes of a performer!