Last night my dear friend Sylvia invited me to go with her to the first performance of the 25th Annual Passion Play at Shepherd's Church. Here we are enjoying a coffee and cookie fellowship in the church lobby, which is only 5 minutes from home. Little did I know at the time the tremendous blessing awaiting us.
My mind is full of superlatives as I seek to describe how BLOWN AWAY I was by the entire production. The set, the acting, the drama, and most of all the moving musical score all combined together to honor the Lord by telling the greatest story ever told. I don't want to give too much away but feel compelled to share just a few of my favorite things. Trust me. There were many. On the outside I was still, spellbound, and trying to look composed. On the inside my jaw was hanging open and I was moved to tears.
I can not say enough about the musical score composed by Jasper Randall of "Frozen", "Avatar", and "Ironman" fame. I wish there was a way to get the soundtrack because I want to hear those incredible voices again and again. I don't know who the gentleman was that sang the part of Pontius Pilate but his voice is perfection. Peter, Joseph, and Nicodemus were spot on too. And then for the ladies. Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! There was a group/solo rendition of "Mary Did You Know?" the likes of which I have never heard in my life! I think it's the best version of this song I have EVER heard and I've heard lots of them.
I don't know how they did it but the simulated earthquake was very realistic. I enjoyed this play so much that I want to get the word out to my friends. GO SEE IT!!! I'm thinking about going back. I liked it that much and I want my husband to see it. CLICK HERE for times and ticket info. God Bless you Passion Play cast and crew! May blind eyes be open to see and deaf ears to hear! THANK YOU!