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I’d like to thank Sight & Sound Theatre in Branson, Missouri, for sponsoring our visit to see the wonderful production of Moses.  As always, all opinions are honest and my own.

If you are in Branson, Missouri, and you are looking for a great show, then look no further than the Sight & Sound Theatre.  On a recent trip to Branson, my family had the opportunity to see Moses, a creative dramatization of the Biblical story about a baby who was spared death and grew up to lead the people of Israel out of slavery and into the Promised Land.  This Broadway-style show is one of Branson’s best, and it is not to be missed!

Sight and Sound Theatre Branson Missouri Sign

The exterior and grounds of the theatre are really beautiful.  As you enter the parking area of the theatre, you will see this statue.

Sight and Sound Theatre Christ Statue

Here is the exterior of the theatre as you drive up.  The theatre is much larger than it seems from the road!

Sight and Sound Theatre Exterior

There were plenty of parking attendants to help you park your car in an orderly way.  When we got out of the car, we stopped for a moment and took in the beauty of the grounds.

Exterior of Sight and Sound Theatre Branson Missouri

Though it was warm, it was a lovely summer evening in the Ozarks.

Grounds of Sight and Sound Theatre Branson Missouri

As you approach the entrance, there is a statue at the front of a lion and a lamb.  Since this is a faith-based show, you will find a lot of Christian imagery.

Lion Statue at Sight and Sound Theatre Branson Missouri

This is a popular photo opportunity before the show.  I recommend getting to the 7:30 p.m. show no later than 6:45 p.m.  As you walk into the lobby, you will see a statue that correlates to the show you are about to see.  Since we were seeing Moses, this is the statue we saw.

Moses statue at Sight and Sound Theatre

The ticket counter, will call, and voucher-redeeming area is right behind the statue.  After we picked up our tickets, we had some time to explore.  They have several gift shop areas to accommodate all the guests.  We always purchase a magnet, and of course, Kristin always has to check things out.

Sight and Sound Gift Shop Branson Missouri

You can purchase DVDs of some of the shows that they’ve done in the past.  Kristin purchased a parrot.  I know this seems odd, and I wondered what a parrot has to do with Moses, but when you see the show, it makes sense!  After the purchase, we went to be seated.  I was not prepared for how big the stage and house are.  This stage is huge!

We were seated on the lower level–house left.  I don’t think there is a bad seat in the place.  The mezzanine is stadium-style, so you could see very well up there.  You would also have a great view of some of the effects in the show, so don’t worry about sitting in the upper level. On the floor, we had a great view of everything, and the show happens all around you.

Sight and Sound Theatre Mezzanine

Here is the view from our seats.

Moses at Sight and Sound Theatre

Kristin was pretty excited to see this show!

Sight and Sound Theatre Moses Branson Missouri

During the show, live animals walk, or sometimes run, down the aisles.  Animals are also used onstage, and there are times in the story when characters are on horseback.  Kristin loved watching the animals.  She sat with rapt attention waiting for what would happen next!

The beginning of the show sets up the background information that shows Moses’s journey to becoming a leader of the Israelites. We see him as a baby, child, and young adult.  We get to experience with Moses the events that make him who he is and shape who he will become.

During the show, you are not allowed to take pictures or video, so of course, I don’t have any pictures of the actual show.  Just know–the show is amazing!  I absolutely loved it! I am a theatre teacher, and I was impressed with the total package.  The acting was spot-on, the costumes are colorful, and the singing was beautiful.  The sets and effects were impressive.  All of the performances were great, but I especially enjoyed the performances of the actors for Moses and Pharaoh.  Even the kids in the cast did an excellent job.  There was not a weak link among them!

At intermission, we decided to walk around a little and explore to stretch our legs.  We went upstairs.  You can look down through an opening to the ground floor to see the Moses statue.

Above View of Moses Statue Sight and Sound Theatre Branson

Above you is the painted inside of the dome.

Inside the Dome at Sight and Sound Theatre Branson Missouri

Before the show or during intermission, you can purchase concessions.

Concessions Sight and Sound Theatre Branson, Missouri

You can purchase a warm beverage at the coffee counter, too.  They also have commemorative Moses cups!

Coffee counter at Sight and Sound Theatre in Branson Missouri

When my kids were little, I used to worry about them making a lot of noise, so we didn’t see many shows.  I now know that many shows in Branson have cry rooms, so if your little one gets cranky, you can go to a cry room and still see the show.  It may not be the best way to see it, but it’s good to know that this exists if you need it.  We may have seen more shows in the past if I had realized this.

The story really gets rolling after intermission.  If you are familiar with the story of Moses, you know that there are plagues brought down upon the people of Egypt.  I thought the depictions of these plagues were pretty creative. And if you know the story, you know eventually that the Red Sea must part.  I don’t want to reveal too much, but this is storytelling at its best!

You may be wondering if you would enjoy this show if you are not religious.  I would say if you enjoy a great story with themes anyone can relate to, you will enjoy this performance.  Some of those themes are redemption, love, perseverance, confidence, forgiveness, and faith.  Though we are not having the exact experiences of the characters, we all deal with the larger themes at some point in our lives.  It’s a relatable and powerful story whether you are religious or not.

At the end of the evening, we left the theatre talking about our favorite parts and characters.  We also decided to snap one last shot with the lion statue at night.

Lion statue at Sight and Sound Theatre Branson

We had such a wonderful time.  If you are planning a trip to Branson, I would make sure to see a show at Sight & Sound Theatre.  The show changes after a period of time, and Moses will be ending October 20.  Their holiday show, The Miracle of Christmas, begins November 4 and lasts until December 30.  Next spring we’ll get a new show–Samson.  You will not be disappointed with any show at Sight & Sound.   They all use live animals, music, and special effects while telling the great stories of the Bible. Jeff and I are already talking about seeing another show, and we know Kristin will love it.  A show at Sight & Sound Theatre is a Branson must-do!

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44 Comments

  1. I’d say your experience as a theater teacher makes this review extra valuable. Your description paints this as a “must see” for anyone visiting Missouri! Great review!

    • Stacey Reply

      Thank you! It is such a great show it is easily a must-see!

  2. I always love how beautiful theater buildings are, and this one is no exception! I love how they had a few statues and pieces to look at while everyone was milling about in the foyer and grounds. They certainly do make for some awesome photo opportunities. I can totally understand why there would be a queue for that Moses statue. It’s really striking! I’m glad you had a great time!

  3. What an amazing theater. It is really large and I was surprised to see how full it was. The statues are also amazing. I am happy to hear they did a great rendition of Moses. I have always found the story fascinating. I recount it each year during passover so it is a story I am quite familiar with. If I am ever in the area I would like very much to take my girls to this performance. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. That is a huge theater. I wish we have theatre like that in my place. It’s great that they tell story from the Bible. If I were there with you, I would be super excited just like Kristin. I wonder what would be the next show will you watch there?

    • Stacey Reply

      It was a great experience! They are doing Samson next year, so we will hopefully see that one!

  5. Our entire family LOVES the Sight & Sound Theatre and their incredible productions!! We’ve seen Noah and Jonah. We try to go to one every year – I’d love to see Moses if they do it again! It’s such a beautiful building too – my kids love exploring around it!

    • Stacey Reply

      That’s great that you’ve seen the shows! I wish we’d seen Noah and Jonah. Maybe they will bring them back sometime. We are talking about seeing Samson here next year.

  6. I love all the pictures! It all looks beautiful. This is something my family and I would love to check out!!

  7. Wow…those are some serious statues there! I haven’t heard of this spot before. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Ok, animals are running around?? My kids would love that! I wish this were closer to us so we could check it out. Love the pics too!

  9. This place looks and sounds beautiful! I love that it is family friendly! The Cry rooms sound like a great idea!

    • Stacey Reply

      Many of Branson’s shows have them. I probably would’ve seen more shows when my kids were younger if I had known!

  10. We have a trip planned to go back to this area. I am definitely adding this to our list of things to do. That theater alone looks worth a trip.

  11. I can’t wait to add more travel into my life and this is just so inspiring! I love all of the pictures. Just beautiful!

  12. Wow! This theater is amazing! I’m in awe of the statues, I don’t know of any theaters this nice in California!

    • Stacey Reply

      The statues are really beautiful. And, I agree, the theatre is amazing!

  13. This looks really, REALLY amazing. Reminds me of the giant outdoor theaters in Germany with live animals. I’d love to see a show.

  14. I am a big fan of production shows. I had watched one recently on my cruise trip. It was magnificent. I loved the theatre and also the story of Moses that sounds really great. I am sure that you and family had absolutely great time, seeing great shows like this.

    • Stacey Reply

      They are beautiful! I loved just exploring the grounds and the theatre. Of course, the production is awesome, too!

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