Watch: The people of Joppa sing and dance in a clip from Jonah: On Stage! — returning to theatres June 3

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If you missed your chance to see Jonah: On Stage! on the big screen last month — or, if you did see it but were keen to watch it again — then heads up: There will be an encore matinee screening at theatres across the U.S. this Saturday.

Here’s a brand new clip from the show, in which the people of Joppa sing and dance before Jonah shows up in search of a boat that can take him far away:

The producers have also released a trailer for the encore screening:

The film is based on a live stage production that premiered in 2012 and is currently in the middle of an encore season that will run until October of this year. You can check it out in person if you’re anywhere near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Sight & Sound is also preparing a new stage musical about Jesus, which will premiere in March 2018. You can watch a teaser for that production here:

You can get tickets to this Saturday’s screening of Jonah: On Stage! at this website.

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).