VIRGIL FILMS AND SIGHT & SOUND THEATRES PROUDLY ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THE MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA
JONAH THE MUSICAL
A MUSIC-FILLED PRODUCTION WITH GREAT SONGS AND BROADWAY-STYLE PERFORMANCES THAT IS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Available on DVD and Digital HD October 17
New York, NY (August 17, 2017) – Joe Amodei, President of Virgil Films, today announced the acquisition of the Sight & Sound Theatres production of JONAH THE MUSICAL. This faithful retelling of the classic Bible story provides a joyous experience for people of all ages. The distribution deal was negotiated by Amodei and Brian Mitchell of The WTA Group.
“More than a million people come to see one of our shows every year,” Sight & Sound Theatres CEO Matt Neff said. “And now for the very first time, instead of audiences coming to us, we’re going to them.”
Filmed in front of a live audience at Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and following a successful theatrical release via Fathom Events, JONAH THE MUSICAL brings to life the journey of this lovable, yet stubborn prophet. This spectacular performance offers delightful humor, cinematic music, massive sets, amazing costumes and a breathtaking underwater scene featuring a huge 40-foot whale with one big appetite!
When God calls Jonah to offer mercy and forgiveness to the people of Nineveh, he runs straight in the opposite direction! As is often the case, one bad choice leads to another, and soon Jonah’s “getaway” ship is on the verge of destruction amidst a terrible storm. To save themselves, the ship’s crew tosses Jonah overboard … and into the waiting mouth of one ginormous fish.
“Sight & Sound is here to engage the hearts and minds of our audiences with stories from the Bible,” Josh Enck, executive producer of the show and president/chief creative officer of Sight & Sound, said. “There’s tremendous demand for these shows, but not everyone can come to our theaters. Releasing the filmed version of the play into the DVD and digital world is a great way to help more people have a Sight & Sound Theatres experience.”
About Virgil Films
Virgil Films & Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Joe Amodei to acquire, market and distribute DVD, TV and Digital product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. The company has built partnerships with OWN, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, Pure Flix Entertainment, MLB Productions, Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and other high-profile entertainment brands since their inception. Releases from Virgil Films & Entertainment include the Oscar-nominated documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me; the award-winning documentary The Drop Box; the critically acclaimed, timeless, best-selling Forks Over Knives; and the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo. They have also released the compelling follow up Korengal and others. Follow them on twitter: @virgilfilms | www.VirgilFilms.com.
About Sight & Sound Theatres®
Sight & Sound® takes theater to a whole new level. Every show is an epic experience with a meaningful message. Edge-of-your-seat action meets heartfelt drama on a panoramic stage. Surround yourself with uplifting Bible stories brought to life by an exceptional cast, spectacular special effects, massive sets and live animals — on stage and in the aisles.
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