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Sight & Sound to broadcast ‘Jesus’ live from Branson

Sight & Sound will broadcast its original production of “Jesus” live from Branson for Easter.

“For more than 40 years, audiences from all over the world have been coming to Sight & Sound to experience the Bible coming to life on stage,” said John Enck, the theater’s chief story officer. “Now we get to go to them.”

With cameras covering the theater from every angle, including on stage and behind the curtain, audiences will get a front-row seat to every spectacular moment of the show as it unfolds in real time. The live event will include a 30-minute preshow and a 20-minute intermission, with exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and a sneak peek at how the production was created.

“‘Jesus’ is a story about the man who strapped on his sandals, rolled up his sleeves and reached into the lives of those sinking beneath the storms of life,” Enck said. “We’re thrilled to bring this story to the world again for Easter. This time, in a brand-new way.”

Last year in the midst of the global pandemic, Sight & Sound released a prerecorded version of the production over Easter weekend. Nearly three million people tuned in, making it part of their quarantined Easter experience. That event led to the launch of Sight & Sound TV and the company’s first-ever live broadcast, “Queen Esther — Live,” which attracted viewers from more than 100 countries over Labor Day weekend.

This special Easter broadcast marks only the second time Sight & Sound has produced a live, televised show, and the first time ever from its location in Branson. The production will be shown live at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 2, and rebroadcast on the following two days. For more information, visit www.sight-sound.tv.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice