In the spring of 2018, Sight & Sound Theatres of Lancaster, PA will debut its newest epic biblical drama- JESUS. The show premiers on March 10, 2018 and will run through January 5, 2019 with 11 weekly performances. A 113’ wide by 30’ tall flying LED screen, installed by the team at Upstage Video, will bring Jesus to life on stage in a bold new scale. Weighing nearly 12 tons, the screen will fly in and out of scenes using a hoist installed by TAIT.
“LED technology is hardly new to theatre, but we know of no other productions using a single-unit LED screen of this size and level of resolution as a backdrop,” Jesus Director Josh Enck, Sight & Sound president and chief creative officer said. “We believe the scale and impact break new ground.”
So just how big is it? The screen arrived at Sight & Sound’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania, theatre in 152 road cases, requiring 12 technicians and 2 days to assemble. Among its other impressive stats:
- It’s made up of 1,242 individual panels
- The width (113’) is the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and almost 3 stories high (30’)
- It contains almost 21 millions individual pixels