Jonah is a prophet â€” and a man on the run. From who? From God! After a series of wild adventures involving a seaport called Joppa, a huge boat and a terrible storm, Jonah finds himself in the belly of a giant fish! Â But this isnâ€™t the end. Itâ€™s here that God teaches Jonah how to receive grace and extend mercy, even to his archenemy: Nineveh. Â Take your family deep into this Bible story as it springs to life on stage in jaw-dropping scale by an exceptional cast, spectacular special effects and live animals â€” on stage and in the aisles.
You Can Run, but You Canâ€™t Hide
Jonah is revered as a prophet in his hometown. But itâ€™s been years since God last spoke to him, and everyoneâ€™s getting restless for another message. When he finally hears God speak again, itâ€™s not at all what Jonah wants to hear. How could God ask him to do such a thing? His friends and family will think heâ€™s foolish â€” maybe even a traitor. His plan? Run in the opposite direction. But thereâ€™s no easy way to escape your destiny.
Inside the Belly of the Tale
With enormous sets, elaborate costumes, immersive lighting and sound design, Jonahâ€™s adventure comes to life in vivid color. Climb aboard his ship as it sets sail straight into a perilous storm. And be transported into the heart of Ninevehâ€“one of the most sprawling, powerful cities of its time. Â
March 11, 2017
March 11-Oct. 14, 2017, 11 shows weekly
300 Hartman Bridge Road
Ronks PA 17572
- Jonahâ€™s cast features more than 50 actorsâ€“after auditioning hundreds of actors from across the U.S.
- Jonahâ€™s nearly three dozen live animals include sheep, Highland cattle, alpacas, camels, llamas, a sheep dog, miniature donkeys, birds, horses (of course) and . . . a skunk.
- Jonahâ€™s all-original music is the collaboration of multiple artists, recorded in Prague, The Czech Republic, by the Prague Symphony Orchestra. Actors on stage sing live.
- Among the 70-plus set pieces is 30,000-pound ship, one of the largest set pieces in Sight & Soundâ€™s history.
- Production teams worked two years to perfect Jonahâ€™s underwater and storm scenes.
- The more than 1,500 conventional lights in each performance include 102 automated and 36 LEDs with 100 color changes, requiring five miles of cable; 1,200 dimmers respond to more than 400 light cues.
- Sight & Soundsâ€™ staff designers and seamstresses created the showâ€™s 408 costume designs for 830 costumes. Jonahâ€™s costumes amount to 8,860 yards of fabric (enough to wrap the theatre 33 times), 7,360 snaps, 530 wigs, and 217 beards and mustaches.