Filmed before a live audience at Sight & Sound’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania, theatre, JONAH: The Musical! first showed on 600-plus movie screens nationwide in a one-night event.
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Sight & Sound Theatres has brought Bible stories to life on stage and in epic scale for four decades, drawing millions of people each year to Lancaster, PA and Branson, MO.
The home entertainment version of JONAH: The Musical! is distributed by Virgil Films.
JONAH: The Musical! releases Tuesday, Oct. 17, on DVD and digital.
JONAH: The Musical! brings to life the journey of a lovable yet stubborn prophet. This filmed version of the spectacular stage production is full of delightful humor, cinematic music, massive sets, amazing costumes and a breathtaking underwater scene featuring a huge 40-foot whale—with one big appetite.
When God calls Jonah to offer mercy and forgiveness to the people of Nineveh, Jonah runs straight . . . in the opposite direction. As is often the case, one bad choice leads to another, and soon Jonah’s “getaway” ship is on the verge of destruction in a terrible storm. To save themselves, the ship’s crew tosses Jonah overboard . . . and into the waiting mouth of one ginormous fish. But as Jonah discovers, God will offer anyone another chance—Ninevites and runaway prophets alike.
JONAH: The Musical! is Dove Approved for All Ages
The Life Cycle of a Stage Musical--and the Market for Faith-Affirming Entertainment
Filmed versions of live musicals are hardly new. West Side Story and Chicago, for example, drew top awards. And think of TV’s live musicals, like Grease and The Sound of Music. Broadway’s HD subscription service, meanwhile, streams recorded versions of Broadway shows into homes. Now comes JONAH: The Musical!, debuting in more than 600 theatres nationwide for one big night, now ready for home entertainment. Ask the show’s producers how to scale a massive stage production for film—and why it works.
Jonah—The Prophet Who Said ‘No’ to God
In the Old Testament, when God tells Jonah to go preach to the people of Nineveh, Jonah heads the opposite direction. Ask the creative team behind Jonah’s story why a reluctant prophet is prime material for an epic musical.