The Promise

If you havenít seen the Promise in the last couple years, you havenít seen the promise.  The theater says the show is different from the earlier version.  Of course the story is the same, but we all know itís all in how a story is told that makes the difference.  I for one, liked the show.

The Promise is the story of the life of Jesus, from his conception to his ascension into heaven, 40 days after he rose from the dead.  Several key instances in his life are brought to the stage in a musical presentation that is sure to please viewers of all ages.  We get to see Jesus gather his disciples, the wedding where Jesus turned water into wine,  John the Baptist baptizing Jesus, and many other miracles.  We see the unrest of the religious leaders as Jesus teaches people of how God is forgiving and merciful, unlike the image they preach that God is to be feared.

There is only one part that I would caution parents of small children about.  When Jesus is on the cross, it is very realistic.  I would for warn small children that the man on the cross is acting and not in pain.   Iím sure with that information, even little kids would benefit from the experience.  It truly does bring the Bible to life in a way that many people can appreciate and enjoy.

To make sure you get a chance to see the show, go to or call 417-239-4274.  Tell them you read the review on and you will get $4 off an adult ticket.