Last weekend our family went to Lancaster county for a day and filled our day with a few activities. Our family of five was invited to watch the newest show performed at Sight and Sound Theatres. Joseph, based on the Biblical story comes to life on stage with a huge company of performers and live animals. As we drove into the property I was in awe at how big the building was. As we entered the building, we were shown where we seated and had time to gawk at how many seats were available.
While we had great seats for our family, we realized that our little ones would not be able to see over the people’s heads in front. We asked if we could move to the inclined seats rather than the floor seats closest to the stage. Once we moved, everyone was able to see the stage. Since we were in the dark, I held the baby and fed her when I needed to while the girls each had a seat. While children 2 years and under can sit on a parent’s lap, we chose to have a our middle daughter to sit on her own.
The show was divided in two parts, retelling the Biblical story through great songs, dances, and creative dream sequences. The sets and costumes were definitely period costumes and the staging was elaborate and was built around half the theatre. It was pretty incredibly colorful and the performance pretty much kept our attention the whole time.
We occasionally explained parts of the performance to our toddlers even though they were somewhat familiar to the Bible Story. There was a combination of dialogue and music that kept us engaged even until the end. I love the fact that the show keeps tru to the story filling historical gaps naturally and even presenting the Gospel throughout the show. Even if you are not a church goer, the performance is entertaining and definitely worth the trek to Strasberg, PA. I was so surprised by the amount of people from out of state and even from Cananda. I found out later that there is even translation devices for Spanish, French, and Portugese visitors. How great is that?
Sight and Sound Theatres
300 Hartman Bridge Road
Ronks, PA 17572
Disclosure: Our family received tickets for the performance at no charge in exchange for a review. All photos and words are my own.