Sight & Sound Theatres stage production of’ “Jesus” is once again returning to the big screen after nearly 3 million people tuned in Easter weekend for its worldwide debut.
On May 13, “Jesus” — which focuses on the people the Son of God came in contact with when He walked the Earth and how He rescued them, from the Apostle Peter to Mary Magdalene — will air on TBN and on the TBN website/app leading up to its release on DVD and digital download on May 15.
“We’re thrilled to share this special encore television broadcast of ‘Jesus’ on TBN,” said Sight & Sound Chief Creative Officer Josh Enck in a statement to The Christian Post. “You may not be able to attend a theatrical event or worship services just yet, but audiences can still witness the greatest rescue story ever told as it comes to life on screen.”
Over a million people have watched the live performance of “Jesus” at Sight & Sound’s theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the entertainment company had planned to release “Jesus” on the big screen over Easter weekend. However, with movie theaters around the country being shut down due to government lockdowns in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the entertainment company opted to offer it for free on TBN.
According to the company, nearly 3 million people tuned in Easter weekend for the worldwide debut.
“Sight and Sound’s ‘Jesus’ show premiered in 2018 and ran for two years, and the way it was produced was so cinematic in nature with the 300-foot wrap-around stage that it adapted perfectly to the screen,” Enck told CP. “When we saw it on the screen as a finished product, we were blown away by it. We’re so passionate about it because this story needs to be out there, told in this fresh new way.”
Katie Miller, corporate communications manager at Sight & Sound, told CP that the production resonates with so many viewers because it takes a “very personal approach to the Jesus story.” The event dramatizes inspirational moments from Jesus’ life, from challenging the Pharisees to healing the sick and hurting.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett