Refuge Productions is excited to present a brand new adaptation of the book "A Christmas Carol" for the Christmas season. "Scrooge the Musical" will no longer be a three part illustrated sermon but a full scale production of the timeless Christmas classic from the British writer Charles Dickens. We will journey through Ebenezer's past, present, and future on a 200ft grand stage of old England set in the 1800s. You will see live dancers, actors, animals, pyrotechnics and aerial stunts in a two hour production centered around the heart of Christmas.
So Top of the Morning & Merry Christmas to you!
When he was still only a teenager, Steve Munsey wrote his first dramatic rendering of the "Passion of Jesus Christ" now known as "Jesus of Nazareth" The Passion Play presented annually in Munster, Indiana.
In 1982, Steve purchased a piece of land in Tacoma, Washington. Partnering with a church in Seattle, he built an outdoor amphitheater complete with a set of old Jerusalem, lakes, hills and valleys for the horses to run, all surrounded by the beautiful trees and mountains of the Northwest. On that magnificent set, JON began its first run during the summer of 1982. That location saw the presentation of His story for more than twenty years, permitting thousands of people to experience their first personal encounter with the Man from Galilee.
When Steve Munsey became Senior Pastor of Family Christian Center in 1984, among his first acts was the introduction of Jesus of Nazareth to the NWI/Chicagoland region. Each year, thousands would volunteer by getting involved in the cast, backstage in the crew, costuming and makeup and all the elements needed to put on the production.
Fast forward about fifteen years. Family Christian Center outgrew its Griffith facility & built a new church in Munster, Indiana. Pastor Steve had always dreamed of a stage for Jesus of Nazareth on an entirely different scale, so expansive and detailed that the audience would be captivated to the point that they feel transported to faraway Israel, two thousand years ago. One of his highest priorities for this new facility was the creation of a permanent indoor set of old Jerusalem. It was a proud day when Jesus of Nazareth premiered in the new location.