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Refuge Productions Kicks Off “Jesus of Nazareth” Play With A Special Premiere

Refuge Productions Kicks Off “Jesus of Nazareth” Play With A Special Premiere

Producers Steve and Melodye Munsey to discuss the historic play and their commitment to tell “The Greatest Story Ever Told”

CHICAGO, IL – 3/23/2017 — Refuge Productions is pleased to announce its 2017 Season of Jesus of Nazareth (JON) with an Opening Night production and VIP reception going behind the scenes with interviews, photo opportunities, and a special reception; open to the community, and media this Friday, March 24th.

For over 30 years people have enjoyed this play that celebrates the Easter season.  It’s known as the #1 Passion play in the nation.  Created and produced by Steve Munsey, Senior Pastor of Family Christian Center, located at 340 W. 45th Avenue, Munster, Indiana, JON brings the story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection to the stage.  This anticipated stage production has become a passion for generations throughout the Chicagoland and Indiana area for the last three decades.

The play has been reimagined for its 2017 season, incorporating more visually-stimulating effects, pyrotechnics, amazing sets (which include scenes from Jerusalem, marketplace, waterfalls, elaborate Temple façade and so much more)!  JON remains a family favorite each year for its elaborate costumes, live stunts and live animals.  The cast and crew are comprised of 100% volunteers from the creative and professional industry, local community, and especially youth (as young as 2 years old). While this story is 2,000 years old, it is never static, but always full of life and energy. The new generation is a sight and sound generation, and this brings this old story alive for them.

“Our stage production, Jesus of Nazareth, is done in a Broadway style presentation so that the viewer stays engaged from start to finish. We feel this play is important in helping the hearts of the audience connect to the life of Jesus, including His miracles, His trial, His death and His Resurrection. Every person in our 800+ member cast has this goal in mind. We work passionately to bring His story to life in an exciting and engaging way!” – Steve Munsey, Director/Producer

The 2017 season of J.O.N will premiere this Friday, March 24th, at 7:30pm with a red carpet reception entrance and media interviews happening from 5:00pm – 6:45pm with cast members, director/producer Steve Munsey, and visual director Melodye Munsey. The season continues with show times running through the Easter Season and concludes with a children’s presentation of the full show, Kids J.O.N on April 29th at 1pm.

Tickets for Opening Night reception play can be purchased at www.jesusofnazareth.org or by calling (219) 934-2371.  Jesus of Nazareth play runs March 24 – April 29.  

Website: JesusOfNazareth.Org    Box Office: (219) 934-2371



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