Jonah

The smell of their signature roasted almonds is enough to lure anyone into Sight & Sound Theatre, but its current show Jonah is more than just a whale of a tale.

For my husband’s birthday this year, I decided to take him and our daughter to see the epic Bible story. Neither one of them had ever been to Sight & Sound, and with a little help from a friend of mine who works there, I was able to obtain three tickets.

The show is phenomenal. It’s full of bright colors and colorful characters. I was excited for Danielle to see it because I know we’ve either read or taught her the story of Jonah since she was a baby. But, surprisingly to me, her favorite part was when Jonah prayed and spoke to God – the thunderous voice that booms from the theatre’s speakers.

The theatre’s production of Jonah starts from the time he was a boy and follows him throughout his life as a prophet of God. It focuses on so many issues that Jonah faced during his time, but those same issues are also relevant to us today.

We, as humans, might not be running from God and ending up in the belly of a giant fish, but we are, at times, afraid to face our fears and sometimes choose to run or hide rather than face them. It also teaches a lesson on forgiveness. It’s so hard to forgive others who have wronged us, but we can’t move forward with our lives until we forgive those who have hurt us.

Jonah incorporates beautiful music sung by a brilliant cast of actors and actresses. The animals are beyond incredible. (I mean even the stubborn mule – or donkey – follows orders better than Danielle does half the time.) The underwater scene was magical, filled with bright neon fish and plants. The entire show was amazing and continues through October 14. Following Jonah is the Miracle of Christmas, taking place November 3-December 30.

For more information on these and upcoming shows, visit sight-sound.com.