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After packing movie theaters across the country, the hit musical--Jonah: On Stage!--will return to cinemas for a one-time encore matinee.

Fathom Events Jonah On Stage encore matinee

Filmed in front of a live audience at Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, JONAH: On Stage! brings to life the journey of this lovable, yet stubborn prophet. This spectacular performance offers delightful humor, cinematic music, massive sets, amazing costumes and a breath-taking underwater scene featuring a huge 40-foot whale—with one big appetite!

Audiences will also get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the history of Sight & Sound Theatres, whose live stage shows have been seen by more than 22 million visitors worldwide.

Fathom Events Jonah On Stage

To learn more about JONAH: On Stage! and what it took to bring it to the big screen, I interviewed Kathy Miller, Corporate Communications Manager and oldest grandchild of Sight & Sound’s founders. Katie was the first member of the family’s third generation to officially work within the organization.

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In the beginning of Jonah: On Stage! there's background info about Jonah's life including mothers and sister, his role in the village and a few other things that weren't in the traditional biblical story of Jonah. Can you explain how you came up with this extra info?

Kathy Miller: Sure. We often say that the stories we present are fictional accounts of true stories. So we do take some creative license when we're creating our story line to develop characters and things like that. With Jonah, as well know as the story of Jonah is, the entire book of Jonah is very short. Just a few chapters. We needed to create some of the conflict as to why he hated the Ninevites so deeply. We don't really know why he hated them, other then his people hated them.

But with how drastic the biblical account is of how much, even after Nineveh is saved and he's still there and he's angry about the plant, and the lord is still trying to get through to his heart. It felt to us that there was something very personal there to him. We knew that there has been a lot of conflict between the Ninevites and the Israelites, so for us it was about creating that character development in him and understanding who he was.

In all of our shows, no matter what story we're presenting, it's really important for us to be able to convey to our audience that these biblical characters we're people. They were people just like us that GOD used.

So lot of time as we're developing the stories, we want to be able to share that personal side to them, that sometimes the biblical accounts doesn't always get as detailed with.

While the bible mentions his father, I don't think the bible mentions Jonah's mother or sister so what kind of research did you do? Did you pull that info from a peculiar place or was it just creative license?

Kathy Miller: While that piece of it would have been creative license, we do lots of research for our show to the point that we've had our creative teams travel to the holy lands and meet with bible scholars. We want to make sure that the parts of the story that are written in the bible, are presented in a way that's very truthful.

But we do take some creative license on some of the back stories sometimes, because at the end of the day, we have a full show that we want people to be engaged in. And it's really the message of the story and the message of what's in the bible that we want people to walk away with. Some of those extra specifics, as long as they're upholding the broader message of the story, for us that's the piece that's important.

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Can you talk a little about the visuals displays, including the city, the live animals, from the boat Jonah travels on, the under water scene and the whale itself. How did you pull it all together.

Kathy Miller: We have a wonderful and talented team that comes together. We're very unique as a theater company, in that we do everything in house. Everything from costumes, set design, script writing and the animal training, everything we do here right on site with our teams. So there's a lot of collaborations in what we're doing.

And we want to be able to tell the story through all of the aspects of the show. So we don't just put animals in the show, for animals sake.

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Right because there's a Skunk in there. I wasn't sure why there's a Skunk.

Kathy Miller: For us that was really intentional. Because if you notice a lot of the animals that Jonah encounters, their black and white because it was the way that he saw the world. Very black and white. And there was not any room for mercy in his life.

So he keeps encountering these animals or these characters that are either stubborn or in his way. He's not slowing down to experience the world, the way that the LORD want him to experience the world. He ignores a group of children playing, and that's when he encounters the skunk because he's not being obedient. The WORD keeps putting these roadblocks and he's ignoring all of them to the point that he's having a conversation with a stubborn donkey, not realizing that he's himself is the stubborn one.

That comedic engaging aspect of what were able to do and how we tell the stories, is really what people walk away talking about. A lot of times they don't even realize how we all have that, we all have the aspects that we're stubborn and not making choices the way that the lord would have us live. And in his mercy, he intercedes for us and with us sometimes, even if it's in the form of a donkey.

Our set pieces are three story high and very detailed, which is one of the aspects we love the most about the opportunity to present the show on stage and on film. You get to see the camera provide a up-close detail look at some of the craftsmanship in our costumes and set pieces. And even the emotion on actors faces, it's a different perspective then what you get to experience when you see it live in the regular theater. It's just a different perspective and one that we're trilled to be able to present.

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Can you share why you decided to bring Jonah: On Stage! to screen after having success with the live stage show.

Kathy Miller: For us it was about providing a different opportunity. We completely realize that not everyone can come to Lancaster, PA or Branson, MO to have a live experience. But we are so passionate about these bible stories and the messages in them. We want to provide opportunities for people to have a sight and sound experience and hear the message of these stories in their own backyard, with their families and with their communities.

So this felt like a great opportunity to try it differently. Like I said it's not the same experience as seeing it live, because the whale can't actually fly over your head, however it's a different perspective. One that has it's own value to it, to be able to experience a different side of the emotional aspect of what we do.

Was there any challenges bring it to screen versus live on stage? For example, is the scene with Jonah in the belly of the whale the same in the theaters as it was on stage?

Kathy Miller: It is the same experience. We actually filmed it in front of a live audience and that special effect specifically with Jonah in the belly of the Whale is a combination of multi disciplines and effects. There's media projection involved in that as well as an actual set piece, along with a screen, actor and things like that.

So what you see on the screen really is true to what you'd see in the theater itself. Although there was a few small modifications to some lightning, just to make some scene brighter and things like that. We did not make an significant alterations to the show itself, when we filmed it.

Like I said it was filmed in front of a live audience watching the show, with 8 different cameras to capture all the different angles and edit together as seamlessly as we could to provide the best experience in a cinema setting.

We had been filming shows for years, even before we filmed Jonah on Stage, just for the purpose of home entertainment. So our guest who come on site could take the experience with them to share with their friends and families in their own homes.

So capturing it on film, was not something new to us when we filmed Jonah, we'd already been it for a number of years.

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Jonah is a Hebrew story but I felt like the tone of Jonah on Stage leaned more towards being Christian, especially with the Jesus add-in at the end. What was the creative choices made there.

Kathy Miller: We believe that all the bible stories we present, whether from the old or new testament, are pointing towards the story of Christ. The bible is one cohesive book that begins with GOD the Alpha and Omega and ends with him in the same way. And Jesus is the fulfillment of the old testament.

So that is an aspect that is tied into all of our stories.

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Some of the songs are really amazing. How did you workout having the songs being part of the storytelling?

Kathy Miller: The music aspect of what we do is really important. We don't have a live orchestra for the shows that we do so we work with an outside composers. For Jonah we had a couple of different composers that worked on that music. So the composing of the music isn't we do in house.

Most of our shows would be considered musicals because of the music in them. We recorded Jonah in the Czech Republic by Prague Symphony Orchestra after the music was written. We really wanted the calabra of the music and the excellence of it really match the special effects and other aspects of what we do.

What do you want families going to see Jonah: On Stage to take away from it?

Kathy Miller: We hope for any Sight and Sound experience, whether Jonah in the movie theater or in either of our locations, there's nothing that's more meaningful to us then when our guest and families walk away, first of all having had a really great experience being together with people they care about.

And then secondly, when we hear that they go home and search the scriptures for themselves. We love hearing guest comments saying "I went home and read the book of Jonah, I just wanted to see your interpretation of it"

If at the end of the day we can have people walking away thinking differently about these bible stories and searching them out themselves, then we feel like we've done our part. We can present the stories and do our best to be honorable to what they are.

So our hope is that people walk away thinking differently about Jonah and realizing that he was a man that wasn't perfect. GOD still used him in the midst of not being a perfect person, just like all of us.

Do you have a favorite scene or part of putting it together?

Kathy Miller: I have 3 children and for me there's nothing quite like watching their faces during the underwater scene. When the little fish are floating around, and the jelly fish comes out the ceiling, then the whale comes out, it's just an experience that you can't get anywhere else.

My children have seen Jonah a number of times and that scene is still so magical to them. They absolutely love it. So that's one of my favorite aspects, is being able to come to work everyday and do this thing. But also to see the work that we do reflected in the eye of my own children is just a gift that I'm so grateful for.

Jonah: On Stage!: Official Trailer

Get ready for a jaw-dropping adventure for the whole family as one of the Bible’s biggest stories comes to life in Sight & Sound’s JONAH: On Stage!

When God calls Jonah to offer mercy and forgiveness to the people of Nineveh, he runs straight … in the opposite direction! As is often the case, one bad choice leads to another and soon Jonah’s “get-away” ship is on the verge of destruction amidst a terrible storm. To save themselves, the ship’s crew tosses Jonah overboard … and into the waiting mouth of one ginormous fish.

But as Jonah discovers, God is always willing to offer anyone another chance—Ninevites and run-away prophets alike! Experience the hit musical that more than 1 million people have enjoyed at Sight & Sound as JONAH: On Stage! plays in select cinemas only on Tuesday, May 2.

The original live stage production Jonah debuted in 2012 at Sight & Sound’s theater in Lancaster then transferred to Branson for the 2014-15 season. An encore season in Pennsylvania runs this year, March through October 2017. As an audience favorite, Jonah’s flow to the movie screen was a natural next step.

“Sight & Sound is here to engage the hearts and minds of our audiences with stories from the Bible,” Josh Enck, executive producer of the show and chief creative officer of Sight & Sound, said. “There’s tremendous demand for these shows, but not everyone can come to our theaters. So this ‘overflow’ onto movie screens is a great way to help more people have a Sight & Sound Theatres experience.”

For tickets and more information, visit - www.JonahOnStageMovie.com

Hello Grappa! wants introduce more people to this special spirit through New York City cocktail contest, masterclasses, and workshops on June 14, 15, and 16, 2023.
Grappa NYC Masterclass & Cocktails Workshops

These educational events will cover topics ranging from Grappa’s rich history, production process, and aging regimen to what makes it a sustainable product and diverse applications.

During the event, you will also have the opportunity to sample various samples of Grappa, an authentic Italian spirit enjoyed for centuries.

Don’t miss this chance to expand your knowledge and appreciation of Grappa!

*Registration for the event is required. You are not guaranteed a spot; you will be notified if you have been added to the list. *

Grappa Masterclass Session 1
Wednesday, June 14th : New York – 2:00pm-3:00pm
To Register: https://bit.ly/Hello_MC1

Grappa Masterclass Session 2
Wednesday, June 14th : New York – 3:00pm-4:00pm
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Grappa Cocktail Contest
Thursday, June 15th : New York – 5:00pm-9:00pm
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Friday, June 16th : New York – 11:00am-1:00pm
To Register: https://bit.ly/Hello_WS1

Grappa Workshop Session 2
Friday, June 16th : New York – 2:00pm-4:00pm
To Register: https://bit.ly/Hello_WS2

Learn more, visit - www.hellograppa.com

Plumpie, a new skincare and cosmetics company devoted to creating beauty that is innovative and fun, vegan and cruelty-free Designer Hydrocolloid Stickers have acne-fighting ingredients that's safe for all skin types.

Key product benefits for Plumpie’s Designer Hydro Stickers include protecting skin from bacteria, pollution and inflammation; and soothing skin of irritation and redness while it absorbs excess oils and pus.

“It's the don't squeeze, don't pick, don't scar acne patch. Our customers see results within 8-12 hours and are protecting and hiding blemishes while healing their skin.” according to Ren Carroll-Delapaz, Plumpie Brand Manager.

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Plumpie is reimagining how acne is treated in a creative, inclusive, and functional way.

Learn more, visit - www.plumpieskin.com

During a preview for Parent’s Path Art Collection by Philips Avent, I meet women artists and have a first look at some of their artwork, which highlighted each artist reflections on their unique journey with motherhood.
Lauren J. Turner Parent’s Path Art Collection by Philips Avent

Note: I was invited as media. However any personal views expressed are 100% my own.

Each artistic piece depicted self-expression, self-care and community support as essential parts of nurturing new parents through the journey. While all the women are mothers, Philips Avent understands and supports each parenthood personal experiences.

To hear how one artist uses art to highlight her parenting experience, I interviewed Lauren J. Turner, a mother, artist, and birth worker (lactation & doula) who uses her passion for maternal health to celebrate and support families.

Interviewed with Artist Lauren J. Turner

Importance of Portraying Breastfeeding

Lauren J. Turner: It is definitely important to have representation. Being able to see yourself is important and sometimes you don't get the opportunity. Art gives us the opportunity to go into spaces that we would not necessarily see.

When I was breastfeeding my son, even before that, I did not get an opportunity to like see nursing happen. I never saw anybody breastfeeding growing up.

Lauren J. Turner: And then when I did it with my son, I had a family member tell me to put my breast away. Like, you know, as if it was something wrong. But the art is to celebrate that moment.

Connecting with Philip Avent

Lauren J. Turner: I think we connected via email or social media. But I use the bottles with my son. But with my daughter, I decided to just nurse from my body, but with my son, I needed the opportunity to get, you know, get time alone for my mental health.

Working with the brand means a lot to me because, they have the same ideology that I have, which is to celebrate these moments and allow people to feel comfortable with doing it.

Sometimes bottle feeding is absolutely necessary. Sometimes it's an option and having an option is important.

Share Artwork for a Chance to Win $250 Worth of Philips Avent Products

Parent’s Path Art Collection by Philips Avent

To enter for a chance to win your choice of $250 worth of Philips Avent products, share your own artwork inspired by the joys, the challenges, or the unpredictability of your parenting journey.

Philips Avent wants to see your milestones, celebrations, and detours that make the first years of parenting feel like a rollercoaster – in whatever art medium you prefer.

Here’s how:

Artist in Parent's Path Art Collection by Philips Avent

Artist in Parent's Path Art Collection by Philips Avent

The Parent's Path Art Collection by Philips Avent begins with custom artwork developed by a group of mothers who share similar, yet totally unique experiences with parenthood.

Aimee Koran – A multi-disciplinary artist exploring the complex binaries of motherhood working in mediums of sculpture, photography and mixed-media installation, contributing works honoring the human experience and motherhood moments.

Alison Chen – Working in video, photography and performance, Alison's work centers on the complexities of intimate relationships, contributing a series of images to capture everyday moments and map the act of caregiving.

Lauren J. Turner – An experienced artist and doula working with paint imagery, contributing painted works highlighting the authentic and inclusive experiences of the parenting journey.

Liana Finck – Cartoonist and author documenting the details of the pregnancy journey, contributing a customized drawing deriving from her recent pregnancy and post-partum experiences.

Artist in Parent's Path Art Collection by Philips Avent

Philips Avent will donate the custom-curated art from the Parent's Path Art Collection to select medical centers supporting women and families.

Philips Avent continues its efforts in providing resources and support for parents navigating ups and downs of their individual parenting journey, knowing this uniqueness is what bonds parents together.

Learn more, visit - www.usa.philips.com/c-e/mo/parents-path

To get ready for Knights of the Zodiac live-action film, releasing in theaters May 12th, I interviewed Diego Tinoco about his role as Nero the Phoenix Knight and the message to take away.
Diego Tinoco Interview Knights of the Zodiac Live Action Movie

Note: I was invited as media for screening and cast interview. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Appeal of Nero Character

Diego Tinoco: So much appeal to me about this character started on paper. Reading the script, seeing how he's kind of mysterious and sleek individual. And then really seeing in the third act of the script, all this explode.

So all of that on paper, but as an actor, you got to do research, right? Then I dug a little deeper into this guy in the original anime manga. And when I found most appealing was, this guy's past. This guy is dealing with so much tragedy.

Diego Tinoco: From watching the love of his life, literally get murdered in front of him, to watching his little brother get taken away from him, at such a young age.

This guy has been through it, right? But, I really tried to channel all of that, that tragedy, and that trauma to use that as fuel. And I think in the third act of this movie, that's when you'll really see all this guy's past come out and explode on the movie screen.

Preparing for Stunts & Action Scenes

Diego Tinoco: We had a lot of special training. We trained with Andy Chang, who was the stunt choreographer on Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

So he handled the choreography for our movie and I worked with him for weeks. The choreography, the body behavior of this character, the all the fights scenes, all that stuff.

Diego Tinoco: Obviously, there were some things that I don't think I was talented enough to handle, and it was a little risky too, right?

So we had these really awesome stunt doubles, who who really took on some of the impacts, that I guess the producer wouldn't let me take on.

Memorable Scene for Latino Representation

Diego Tinoco Interview Knights of the Zodiac Live Action Movie

Diego Tinoco: I think one of the most memorable scenes for me to film was when Nero was turning into the Phoenix Knight. It was my first time working with wires and having this grand sci-fi type of transformation, right?

And I think once I was in the air, I wasn't even too high in the air, I was like, maybe like six feet or seven feet in the air, right.

Diego Tinoco: When you're in the air and seeing everybody below, it feels like such a magical moment. And you really think like wow, this is happening, I'm about to be a superhero!

And you don't see too many Latinos on the on the big screen turning into these iconic characters, so it was such an honor and a privilege.

The Film's Message

Diego Tinoco: I really want them to take away from this film, the powerful message that we instilled in the movie... which is nobody's destiny is written in stone.

You can create your own destiny, you can take charge of the cards that life is dealt you, and you can create the life that you want. I think that's a very powerful message.

I've said it all my life, I always tell my friends that, and I've been told that by my parents, my whole life growing up. And it's a message that I strongly believe in.

Diego Tinoco: I don't think anybody's defined by the circumstances that they're born into, and i don't think nobody should be defined by the circumstances that they're born into.

I think that in this life, the whole experience of living is being able to create this video game type of character. Create them, however you want. You know, that's ourselves, right? So I want people to walk with that message.

Diego Tinoco: And, then also, I want all my Latinos out there, to see a Latino on the big screen be like, hey, okay, there's Latino's doing that. I want people to leave inspired, all my Latin people out there, to leave inspired and be like, man, this guy's doing big things.

There's a lot of dark times we're going through, right now, right? But I want everybody go to cinema, enjoy a cinematic experience with the family, and just leave inspired feeling good.

I think that's what a movie should be all about.


Knights of the Zodiac Live Action Film

Seiya (Mackenyu), a headstrong street teen, spends his time fighting for cash while he searches for his abducted sister. When one of his fights unwittingly taps into mystical powers he never knew he had, Seiya finds himself thrust into a world of warring saints, ancient magical training and a reincarnated goddess who needs his protection.

If he’s to survive, he will need to embrace his destiny and sacrifice everything to take his rightful place among the Knights of the Zodiac.

Cast: Mackenyu, Famke Janssen, Madison Iseman, Diego Tinoco, Mark Dacascos, Nick Stahl and Sean Bean

Directed by: Tomek Baginski
Screenplay by: Josh Campbell & Matt Stuecken and Kiel Murray
Based on original stories and characters from The Manga “Saint Seiya” by: Masami Kurumada
Produced by: Yoshi Ikezawa, Joseph Chou, Tim Kwok

Learn more, visit - www.kotzmovie.com

Kingston’s Wi-Drive™ gives you added storage for Apple devices (iPad, iPhone) and Kindle Fire and lets you share photos, videos, music and more with two other users on their own devices.

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Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. May 23, 2023.

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Winner will be selected randomly. Giveaway main entry must be completed before extra entries will count. Winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the U.S. with a valid email and street address.

Designed in partnership with Apple®, Logitech's BASE addes the Apple Smart Connector ito the charging stand so you can effortlessly create a comfortable work-from-home setup.
Logitech Base iPad Pro Charging Stand

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Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. May 16, 2023.

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Winner will be selected randomly. Giveaway main entry must be completed before extra entries will count. Winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the U.S. with a valid email and street address.