LANCASTER, Pa. – March 4, 2020 – In the biblical story of Esther, as the very existence of her people hangs in the balance, a young Jewish woman must show great bravery and faith “for such a time as this.”
Apparently, now also is “such a time” to tell her story on stage. With 434 performances scheduled for its nine-month run in the 2,000-seat theater in Lancaster, PA, Sight & Sound’s newest production, QUEEN ESTHER, is over 60 percent sold. That’s over 550,000 tickets booked, with still over a week until it premieres March 14.
As a comparison, Sight & Sound’s last opening record was set in 2018 with its show JESUS, with 500,000 tickets booked by opening day.
“This story of a young woman’s courage and faith as she is swept into the danger and intrigue of the Persian royal palace is clearly resonating,” said Sight & Sound Chief Creative Officer Josh Enck, who serves as Executive Producer of QUEEN ESTHER. “Esther is one of the Bible’s most exciting stories, and our audiences will experience it in grand scale.”
QUEEN ESTHER transports audiences into the powerful Persian Empire and its opulent royal palace. The beauty and grandeur of the capital city of Susa comes to life as the production takes place on a 300-foot panoramic stage that engulfs the audience on three sides. QUEEN ESTHER will feature Sight & Sound’s signature lavish costumes, impressive
sets, stunning visuals, talented cast, soaring musical score and dozens of live animals.
Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, QUEEN ESTHER is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this?
Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals in this brand-new, original stage production from Sight & Sound Theatres.
QUEEN ESTHER is produced and written by Sight & Sound team members Dan Deal and Kristen Brewer.
QUEEN ESTHER marks Sight & Sound’s 34th original production and premieres in its 44th year of bringing the Bible to life on stage.
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About Sight & Sound Theatres
Sight & Sound Theatres began more than 40 years ago in rural Pennsylvania, where a dairy farmer went from producing milk to producing live entertainment with a purpose. Today that vision has expanded to two state-of-the art theaters in Lancaster, PA, and Branson, MO, where stories from the Bible come to life on stage. Each production features Sight & Sound’s signature massive sets, special effects and live animals. Still family-owned, Sight & Sound’s 675 staff members write, produce, design and build the original shows, drawing nearly 1.5 million audience members from around the world each year.