Sight & Sound Theatres: Jonah

DVD Release: March 8, 2016
Sight & Sound Theatres: Jonah
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Synopsis

Get ready for Sight & Sound Theatres’ most extreme, fun-filled adventure yet! Filmed in front of a live audience in stunning high definition, you’ll be on the edge of your seat as the Bible’s most lovable but stubborn character, Jonah, comes to life. This record-breaking production of the reluctant prophet with cold feet has thrilled audiences with its delightful humor, soul-stirring music, spectacular sets, amazing costumes and a breathtaking underwater scene featuring a huge 40-foot whale with a big appetite. Ultimately, the message of Jonah steals the show: the love of God is always seeking to give someone another chance.

Dove Review

“Sight & Sound Theatres: Jonah” is a delightful live presentation in front of a large audience and, in this case, the story of “Jonah” is not like you’ve seen it presented in the past. This story has appropriate and wonderful musical accompaniment. The play is true to the biblical narrative of Jonah, but it also imagines some of the conversations that could have occurred.

The sets are terrific, especially the huge, special-effects whale that is on stage and floats above the audience. During the play, a large ship is also on stage, from which Jonah is thrown into the sea when a huge storm hits. The play also incorporates a live horse. In addition, the production features underwater life and the inside of the whale where Jonah winds up after he runs from the call of God. Of course, Jonah does eventually go to Nineveh, and although he doesn’t care about the people, he does preach to them and they do repent. God speaks to his heart and reminds him to add love to the truth.

This delightful musical includes wonderful songs, such as a lively one about the ocean. It’s a great production for the whole family, and it focuses on the theme that God loves people and pursues them. We are pleased to award “Jonah” our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: A comment that Jonah's father was killed during a raid; a sword is put to a man's throat briefly, but nothing violent occurs.
Drugs: The drinking of wine; man drinks some kind of alcohol.
Nudity: None
Other: A character yells at his mother, sister, and his grandparents; a prayer is offered to the god of the seas; a man repents for not caring about the people to whom God has sent him to minister.

Info

Company: Sight & Sound Theatres
Genre: Musical
Runtime: 116 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter