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Sight & Sound’s ‘Daniel’ Will Be One of its Largest Productions Ever

  • Michael Foust Crosswalk Headlines Contributor
  • Updated Dec 28, 2023
Sight & Sound’s ‘Daniel’ Will Be One of its Largest Productions Ever

Sight & Sound will launch one of its largest productions ever in March when a musical based on the biblical character of Daniel debuts at the ministry’s Lancaster, Pa., location, and crew members tell Christian Headlines.  

Daniel, which debuts March 14, will take audiences on a journey alongside Daniel and his friends Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego “as they face royal pressures and dangerous choices,” a news release said.

The wrap-around stage is 300 feet wide -- the size of a football field. 

“We have one big wrap-around city that actually moves and transforms into other parts of the city throughout the show,” Glen Brodersen, senior technical director for Sight & Sound, told Christian Headlines as he previewed Daniel

Sight & Sound representatives told Christian Headlines that Daniel also will include:

-- 16 separate LED screens. “Almost every set piece has an LED screen either incorporated into it or as a primary LED screen surface,” Brodersen said. 

-- two turntable style side-stage sets at “nearly 30 feet in diameter that work to reveal the interior and exterior of all of Babylon.”

-- about 830 costumes and nearly 3,500 individual wardrobe pieces. All total, Daniel will include 13,000 yards of fabric, which is “enough to wrap around the theater almost 50 times.”

-- pyrotechnics. 

-- bearded dragons and Maine coon cats.

“Always expect the unexpected,” Brodersen said.

A Sight & Sound representative told Christian Headlines Daniel will be “one of our largest productions” ever.

“Featuring the magnificent special effects, towering sets, and original music for which Sight & Sound has become known for doing,” a news release said, “this state-of-the-art production is a story of steadfast faith in the midst of fiery trials.”

Producer Kristen Brewer previously told Christian Headlines that the Old Testament character Daniel “didn’t set out to be influential.”

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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.