Come see several of Hilliard UMC’s youth in Sonshine Production’s 2016 musical presentation, “Chosen.” Sonshine Productions is a musical drama ministry out of Bethel International United Methodist Church. They present their shows at various churches around Ohio and beyond.
Sonshine produces original Broadway-style musicals that are based on both Old and New Testament stories. Full costuming, props, lighting, and sound along with an exciting contemporary musical score help bring these Biblical texts to life. Since 1980, both youth and adult casts have performed Sonshine musicals all over Ohio and across the country.
“Chosen” tells the story of Samuel, an Old Testament prophet and leader. The musical traces Samuel’s struggles to lead a sinful and fickle nation during a difficult time in the history of the Hebrew people. Commentary on the story is given by the Everyperson, a character who tries to find meaning and purpose in Samuel’s struggles. “Chosen” was written by Columbus resident Kevin Pike, with the music composed by Sonshine founder and director Mark Fox.