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If you have followed my blog the past few years, you know that I love theater. I have seen 4 shows on Broadway, many at the Saenger and several at smaller local theaters. I LOVE it.
So, when I tell you that Jonah, the stage performance that we saw in Branson last month, was in the top 3 shows I have ever seen…..well, you know it was something spectacular.
I love when there are hidden meanings and clever little twists all woven through the show. You have to be a little obsessed to dig for YouTube videos and watch backstage interviews to learn of all of these hidden treasures.
JONAH did not disappoint in that department. The ship that Jonah took to Tarshish when he was supposed to be going to Ninevah looks like a whale from the side. Him being inside that ship was symbolic foreshadowing of his being swallowed later. His costume is all black and white while the other characters were brilliant colors. This was symbolic of the extreme opposites that Jonah goes through.
All of that intrigues me, and I find it simply genius that the writers think to add that to a script. But, above and beyond all of the clever twists, the entire show was just fabulous.
My hubby is very much into the tech side of things. (He counted the mics on the stage ~ I never saw any mics) He was amazed at the entire production, too. The costumes were gorgeous, the set was very high-tech (with symbolism all hidden throughout), the special effects were awesome, the sound was crystal clear, the talent…….just, wow! Especially the children.
There is one scene where Jonah is in the woods and a group of children find him. The children are running and playing and laughing. I remember thinking that these kids seemed so genuine and authentic. Their laughter was so real! In the same scene, the trees in the forest also made me take a second look, because I thought they were real.
The theater itself (pictured above) is a massive and spectacular building. Beautiful both inside and outside. It was so crowded that I couldn’t get any good shots, but it was very large and very elegant.
There is so much that I could say, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. Just take my word for it…you will LOVE it! Every aspect of the show, and in a production this size, there are many, many aspects, each one was far above my expectations. If we go back to Branson this year, this may be worthy of a repeat performance.
JONAH can be seen Tuesday through Saturday through the December 31, 2014. Sight and Sound Theater is located at 1001 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway – Branson, MO.
Ticket prices are: ADULT $43.00 ~ TEEN $25.00 ~ CHILD $18.00
The show is 2 hours and 20 minutes with a short intermission.
Find more info on their website HERE.
Loved by this theater buff, a techie man, an 8 yr old and a grumpy 4 yr old (except he said he didn’t like the storm scene.)