A Magnificent Show in Branson – Jonah

Disclosure: I was invited on a trip to Branson with the US Family Guide Blogger Network. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours day differ.


When you think of Branson your first thought may be shows. Branson is known for its entertainment, most commonly – its shows. On the “strip” which is highway 76 and runs through the center of town, there is theater after theater with different shows. There are comedies, acrobatics, musicians, amazing animals, basically anything you can imagine (that is clean and family friendly. This “strip” is very different from the Las Vegas “strip” though it does have tons of lights, just the same).


Off of the “strip” and a few miles out on its own is the Sight & Sound Theatre. This beautiful theatre is impressive in itself, not to mention its productions. When we walked through the doors of the theatre the beauty just took my breath away. I was amazed from the beginning. What a beautiful venue to house such wonderful shows. The Sight & Sound Theatre is known for bringing the Bible to life through musicals. We were treated to Jonah – the story of a Prophet of God who was called on a mission to Nineva, a city full of sin. Instead of going to Nineva Jonah ran the opposite direction. Through a series of events he ends up in the ocean being swallowed by a whale where he spends 3 days contemplating his choice and changing his attitude. He eventually goes to Nineva and cries repentance to the people as the Lord had commanded him. The lessons Jonah learned are applicable to all of us and can be translated into many different aspects of our lives.

The show was wonderful. The theatre did says that they used some creative license to fill in the story, and so there were parts not identical to the Bible story, and their interpretation of some things differ from my beliefs, but regardless the show was beautiful. The songs were catchy, clever and moving. The scenery was beautiful and amazing. The sets were huge and technically advanced with moving parts. When Jonah was in the ocean the fish, sharks, jellyfish, bubbles and whale were amazing. It was so moving, I got teary. It was beautifully done. This is hands down the best show in Branson. My kids loved it. My 1-year-old did need to move to the top of the theatre so he could get his wiggles out, but even still he enjoyed watching the show and was mesmerized by the under water scene.


This is a show I would recommend to everyone. It is, obviously, very family friendly. It lasts about 2 hours and 20 minutes so be prepared and eat a big meal before you go. I’m so excited to have learned about the caliber of productions they put on at Sight & Sound Theatre and we will be making an effort to attend each show going forward. It is so worth the trip and cost of admission. No expense was spared, they went above and beyond with the whole show.

Have you seen Jonah? Or another show at Sight & Sound Theatre? I’d love to hear about your experience.

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  1. Rachel brown hester says:

    I would love to see this! My kids loved the VeggieTales Jonah, and this would be do much more exciting!

  2. Amy Taylor says:

    This looks like a great show!

  3. Mary Cloud says:

    We had some friends who saw it and said it was great – we were hoping to catch it while we were in Branson but didn’t get around to it

  4. Sounds amazing! Definitely is something I would like to experience.

  5. Rachel Henthorn says:

    That looks like a amazing show my whole family would love!

  6. I am not religious by any means but I like to educate myself about things. This looks like it would be pretty good.

  7. Darlene Sullins says:

    I went to Branson when I was about… hm… 8-11 years old I think… on a family trip and we saw a live action play that was really really long about Jesus and I think it was at the Sight & Sound Theatre! That sounds about right. I thought it was AMAZING and had a really good time, although I will admit, I felt like I was starving about a quarter through, lol!

  8. Katherine says:

    I want to go see this but we will go to Lancaster PA instead

  9. Summer Botts says:

    What an awesome day out with the family!

  10. Denise L says:

    It’s so nice to hear about a family-friendly show! I find that many things advertised as family friendly are not quite right for my little one. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Erin Madigan says:

    Sounds like a fabulous trip, and the show looks amazing! If I am ever in that area of the country, I will HAVE to check it out! :)

  12. Rachel Williams says:

    I was just in branson with a girlfriend, at the beginning of May, for the Diva Half Marathon! I saw the marquee for the sights and sounds theater, but don’t rememeber if Jonah was up at the time. I DO remember seeing the signs for Yakov, lol, and thinking there were entirely too many attractions for just one day!!

  13. Candice says:

    Looks like a fun family event.

  14. Jessica Edwards says:

    wow, this looks amazing, will def have to put it on my list of things to do

  15. Marlene Rose says:

    sounds like a great show

  16. Cori Mc says:

    I am a huge fan of Bible stories as films and plays, however I prefer when it’s Biblically true as there is nothing better than truth. I can appreciate the sights and sounds of this, though.

  17. I would love to see this show. I like when people put their own spins on shows. It makes them interesting.

  18. Jennifer Pruneda says:

    Sounds like something my kids and I would enjoy!

  19. brittany says:

    Wow I would love to see this. I think its soo neat they make something like this.

  20. melanie Borhi says:

    Sounds like a great show

  21. Kelly D says:

    I have heard about this theatre but never knew what it was. The special effects sound really fun and I think even my kids would enjoy it!

  22. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    This looks like a wonderful show! My family would love this!

  23. Thomas Murphy says:

    Looks awesome! I would love to see Jonah!

  24. sounds like an awesome show!

  25. Natalie says:

    This looks like something my nephew would love to see!

  26. This looks like it would be a lovely show to attend.

  27. natalie yeoman says:

    that looks like a amazing show would like to check it out sometime if i ever go there

  28. kyl neusch says:

    seems like a great show!

  29. janna johnson says:

    added you on pinterest.

  30. Nicole Millheim says:

    This sounds like so much fun!!

  31. Darlene Carbajal says:

    This is so cool!

  32. Jennifer says:

    i saw noah years ago and it was amazing!

  33. Taryn T. says:

    The underwater scenes sound amazing! I am sure my kids would love the show.

  34. That building’s architecture is gorgeous

  35. michelle tremblett says:

    Sounds like a fantastic show, glad you enjoyed it :)

  36. The show looks fabulous I wish I was there glade you add a great time with the family

  37. The grandkids would love this, wish we had more things like this in WV.
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  38. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    I have not seen it, but it sounds amazing.

  39. Crystal M says:

    Looks like a great show for the whole family, my kids would love this.

  40. sandra e says:

    Can’t wait to see this! Going to Lancaster, PA in September!

  41. Denise C says:

    I’ve never been to Branson. If I ever make it there, I’ll look this up. Looks interesting!

  42. Looks like a great show!

  43. anna donato says:

    Wow, this really does look good… really good…

  44. Stacey b says:

    That looks so cute!! My kids would LOVE it. Thanks for the review.

  45. Never seen it but looks like an amazing show. Would love to see what you saw. We would love to as a family to visit and see one of the show

  46. Hannah Jurgelis says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed the show =)

  47. Michelle Weaver says:

    My parents have been to a few sight and sound shows and love them! I will have to tell them about this one.

  48. Kate F. says:

    I haven’t seen Jonah, but it sounds like a fun show!

  49. I would love to take my son to this!

  50. Jessica says:

    I have never been there, or ever heard of it. But it sounds like you guys had a great time.

  51. brandy taylor says:

    Looks very nice!!

  52. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I would love to see it! TY for info!

  53. Dawn Monroe says:

    I would love to take my grandkids because it’s so much easier for them to understand bible stories when its acted out instead of just reading it.

  54. Haven’t seen/heard of this movie before. My kids love Veggie tales some I’m sure they’d love this as well :)

  55. Haven’t even been to Branson.

  56. Branson has always held fond memories for me! We moved from the area while they were building the Sights and Sound Theater (which was Noah originally) and missed seeing anything there. Sure hope to go back some day!
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  57. Lesley M says:

    Looks like a great show! We are always looking for fun places to take our kids, and I had never thought of Branson as being one of them. I will definitely be looking into it now!!! Glad you had fun!

  58. Dawn Keenan says:

    This looks like a great show. Wish I was closer to Branson!

  59. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to take my children to see this. I love reading and watching Bible literature with them and helping them to better understand the Bible.


  60. Bailey Dexter says:

    What great pic’s! Our family has not been there yet but after reading your post, this is going to be on our list to see.

  61. Karla Sceviour says:

    Sounds interesting!!

  62. Tammy Dalley says:

    Looks like a fantastic trip!

  63. Angela Cisco says:

    No I have not but sounds amazing.

  64. Megan C. says:

    I know a lot of people that would really enjoy watching this. Seems like they could bring the children as well.

  65. Daniel M says:

    looks like a fun time

  66. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I have not seen Jonah or any other show at Sight & Sound theatre yet.

  67. Laurie Emerson says:

    I have never been there but Branson is on our list to go and see this fall when the weather is cooler. This looks so perfect for the whole family to enjoy!

  68. Angelica Dimeo says:

    I have never been to Branson but from your pics it looks like you had fun

  69. What a fun day with lots of things to do with the family. If we are ever in MO we will be sure to check it out

  70. CHERILYN WHITE says:

    This would be a nice vacation for me, my kids & grandson. The show will be lots of fun!

  71. Cheryl B. says:

    I would love to see this. Yet another reason I must go to Branson on my vacation.

  72. sheri anderson says:

    This looks like an amazing show and would love to see it with my grandsons!

  73. sounds really good

  74. Francine Anchondo says:

    Sounds like a great time.

  75. I loved that Bible story and have never been to Branson. Your blog post made me put it on my to do list at some point

  76. Rob Hestar says:

    This sound like a hearty good time for the whole family :)

  77. tina reynolds says:

    I love finding family friendly shows looks really nice

  78. Danielle C says:

    I love the story of Jonah. My kids learned about it in church. I didn’t know however there was a movie about it.

  79. Samantha L says:

    My nieces would love this show! Especially the underwater bit you described, they love the aquarium :)

  80. The Venue of Sight and Sound Theatre looks quite impressive. Also, Jonah sounds like it would be a great show to see. Thanks for sharing.

  81. Judy Hunting says:

    Looks Great

  82. I’ve never been to Branson, but I’d sure go to see this. Thanks for the review.

  83. I’ve heard about Jonah, and even though I’m not religious, it sounds like something that one should check out.


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