The best way to watch a Broadway-style musical with massive sets, elaborate costumes and special effects is – of course – in person. The next-best way? In front of a big screen in a theater.
That’s the idea behind Sight & Sound’s MOSES, which was filmed before a live studio audience but will appear on the big screen in movie theaters across the country three nights (Sept. 13, 15 and 20), giving moviegoers who have never been to a Sight & Sound show – or who want to watch it again -- a chance to experience the colossal nature of a live production.
More than 1.5 million people travel to Sight & Sound’s two locations each year in Lancaster, Pa., and Branson, Mo., to watch the Bible come to life.
Each wraparound stage is the width of a football field, and each production showcases a specific story from the Bible, complete with enough live animals to make the kids happy and enough special effects to leave mom and dad wondering: How’d they do that? More than 600 staff members are involved in a single production -- from writing it, to designing the sets and costumes, to acting in it.
I’ve watched Sight & Sound shows in person and am impressed with the big-screen version of MOSES. It truly does capture one of the things that makes Sight & Sound shows so great: size.
Here are five things you should know about MOSES:
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