2 Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version (2012)
Based on the hit film, an unscrupulous faith healer finds unsuspecting love and finally sees the light.
Love will get you every time…and one charismatic con-man is about to find that out in the Tony nominated Leap Of Faith, based on the film of the same name starring Steve Martin & Debra Winger. With a roof-raising score by 8-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors, Disney's The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Grammy-winner Glenn Slater (Disney's Tangled), and a book by Janus Cercone & Tony-winner Warren Leight, Leap Of Faith boasts a tour-de-force creative team and is sure to have your audiences dancing in the aisles. The "Reverend" Jonas Nightingale, an electrifying performer and con artist, is travelling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town. The part-time reverend and full-time crook pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, and Jonas' real challenge arises when he meets the sheriff and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.
A moving tribute to the power of faith, Leap Of Faith is a perfect show for organizations looking to entertain as well as inspire their audiences. Jonas Nightengale is a powerhouse role, providing the perfect opportunity to showcase a true star performer as well as an ensemble that can bring the house down with sensational songs and explosive choreography.
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With the opening of Miss Saigon, producer Cameron Mackintosh had four productions playing on Broadway simultaneously (the other three being Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables).