Fourteen in our family have seen performances of the Sight and Sound Theatre in famous Branson, Missouri … and all of us have been awed by what we experienced!
Sight and Sound is accurately portrayed accurately as
“WHERE THE BIBLE COMES TO LIFE ON STAGE” …
Epic stories in jaw-dropping scale on a panoramic stage
In recording with Katie Miller, Sight and Sound Theatres Corporate Communications Manager, I was especially impacted – by stories in the Sight and Sound background – of two great spiritual lessons in life.
- The founders, as a young married couple, were pushed out into the world because of the loss of the family farm. Intending to be good farmers all their lives, they had to do something else to earn a living. They began to do this, that, and the other, mostly related to performances and drama. Something that seemed so tragic – the loss of the family farm in Pennsylvania – ultimately gave birth to the Sight and Sound Theatres!
- In 1998, nearly all the Sight and Sound properties – buildings, costumes, other valuables in Lancaster, Pennsylvania – were consumed by fire. Katie tells that her grandparents – in their age 50’s – sat around their kitchen table and discussed as to whether they should try to start all over or do something else. I understand that her grandfather raised the question … and her grandmother thoughtfully replied, “I wouldn’t feel right if we didn’t try!” It was well after the tragic loss of all properties in 1998, that the Sight and Sound Theatre in Branson was built where on most weeks 7,000 to 10,000 patrons attend, seeing Bible stories powerfully portrayed in a manner that those stories will never be forgotten.
Some facts about Katie Miller:
“As the oldest grandchild of Sight & Sound’s founders, Katie was the first member of the family’s third generation to officially work within the organization. She stepped onto the stage when she was two years old and performed as part of the cast until she was 13. Her unique, rich perspective into the company’s formative years has been leveraged in everything from publicity opportunities to future succession planning.
“Since its inception in 2013, Katie has served on the Board of Directors for the Sight & Sound Conservatory, a performing arts academy which provides professional training to students from a Christian Worldview.
“Outside of Sight & Sound, Katie is an insightful blogger, avid baker and, along with her husband, actively involved with her three young children – who are now fourth generation family members working on- stage.”
Links to Other Branson related radio recordings in the past …
To hear … “Cynthia Carson of Branson’s ‘Sight and Sound’ (www.sight-sound.com); dramatic Bible-themed theater! … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/08/15/cynthia-carson-bransons-sight-sound-www-sight-sound-com-dramatic-bible-themed-theater/
To hear … “Peter Herschend invites us all to terrific Branson, MO for family fun, ‘memories of a lifetime!’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2013/07/22/peter-herschend-invites-us-all-to-terrific-branson-mo-for-family-fun-memories-of-a-lifetime/
To hear … “Branson, MO, is a treasure! Entertainer Scott Presley of the Presley Country Jubilee talks about Branson Family Values” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/12/12/branson-mo-is-a-treasurer-entertainer-scott-presley-of-the-presley-country-jubilee-talks-about-it/
To hear … “Josh Enck, Co-President, Sight & Sound (www.sight-sound.com) , producer of ‘Noah the Musical,’ Branson, MO … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2011/07/21/josh-enck-co-prez-sight-sound-www-sight-sound-com-producer-of-noah-the-musical-branson-mo/
To hear … “Branson, MO Mayor Raeanne Presley celebrates ‘The Wholesome Entertainment Capital of the World!’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2012/05/01/branson-mo-mayor-raeanne-presley-celebrates-the-wholesome-entertainment-capital-of-the-world/
To hear … “Peter Herschend, Herschend Entertainment: Silver Dollar City & other terrific family destinations” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2010/04/25/peter-herschend-herschend-entertainment-silver-dollar-city-other-terrific-family-destinations/