Why Have 2 Million People Been Drawn to This Biblical Epic?

3:00PM 6/29/2018 Dewayne Hamby

Nearly 2 million people have seen the musical retelling of the story of Moses in person at the Sight and Sound theaters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Branson, Missouri, but on Sept. 13 and 15, 2018, the story will soon be hitting the big screen. Following a successful Fathom event presentation of Jonah: On Stage last year, the company is presenting another one of the theater's most successful productions, filming in front of an audience.

"The burning bush, the plagues, the parting of the Red Sea and the Ten Commandments—the story of MOSES is massive," Executive Producer Josh Enck said. "But at its heart, this is an intimate story of the man who climbed a mountain to meet God."

Premiering as a Fathom event, Moses will be accompanied by a behind-the-scenes look at The Sight and Sound Theater and details about what goes into making each show. The theatrical company, which began more than 40 years ago in rural Pennsylvania, is known for massive sets, state-of-the-art technology, live animals, and Broadway-style biblical musicals. The family-owned business employs 675 staff members who write, produce, design and build the shows and draw nearly 1.5 million audience members from around the world each year.

"This high-quality production of Moses will be a thrilling experience for attendees of all ages," Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. "We are excited to bring another Sight & Sound event to movie theaters that displays the unique multi-dimensional detail put into their titles."

Currently, the musical Jesus is running at the Lancaster theater, complete with a 113-feet wide LED screen used for moving backgrounds.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit mosesevent.com.

Check out the trailer above.

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