THE GREAT PASSION PLAY
an outreach of The Gospel Station
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
BUY TICKETS UP TILL JANUARY 31, 2015
and save big !
$15 Adult $5 Ages 4-16
EXPERIENCE THE LIGHT
Mon-Sat until 8:30pm up to Dec 20
Drive thru light displays
Call to get a private tour of The Holy Land
It's great to be on the grounds this time of year!
THE GREAT PASSION PLAY
The large-scale production vividly portrays the final week
and the climax of Jesus Christ's earthly life. More than 170 actors
are hired annually to bring the story to life in a huge outdoor setting
under the beautiful Ozark night skies.
Job opportunities: USHERS, PARKING ATTENDANTS, BUS DRIVERS, DOCENTS (TOUR GUIDES), FOOD SERVICE, and RESTAURANT CLERKS.
Let's show the world that the Gospel message of JESUS is STILL the main thing to share ... HOPE, FORGIVENESS, SACRIFICE, and ETERNAL LIFE."
-- Randall Christy
This attraction has been a landmark for 45 years,
and the #1 attended outdoor play in America!
The live outdoor drama of The Great Passion Play,
the 70 foot statue of The Christ of the Ozarks,
the Bible Museum,
the Sacred Arts building
the New Holy Land tour
and so much more,
are worth saving for future generations.
We want to SAVE THE PASSION PLAY...
so we're bringing it back to be better than ever!
And YOU can be a part of it.
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
News and updates on the refurbishment:
2014 Season is now open!
The 2014 Season is now open for The Great Passion Play and what a line-up of events and activities await those who visit! There will be 83 performances of The Great Passion Play... plus tours of the replica of The Holy Land where you can meet characters from the Bible... take a backstage tour... marvel at the antiquities in the Bible Museum and the beautiful depictions of our life of faith in Jesus in the Sacred Arts Center. Enjoy the 70-foot tall Christ of the Ozarks statue overlooking the scenic Ozark Mountains. Feed the animals in the petting area. Enjoy the new water feature near the arts center... there is a beautiful cross with water pouring from the points where Jesus was crucified. Stop and sit a while there and enjoy the scenic beauty.
There is a long list of events this year including a Trail Ride, a Nationwide Gospel Talent Contest and Finals (June 21-June 22), fantastic GOSPEL CONCERTS with the best artists in the nation (June 21-June 22), Missions Conference, Deaf Awareness Weekend, Bikes, Bibles & BBQ (September 2014) and in Nov/Dec: "Experience the Light" at Christmas time.
See their events, get ticket information and much more at: http://www.greatpassionplay.org/special-events.html#.U3PLEqLaFad
2nd Annual Spring Break Mission Trip Prepares the 2014 Season
THIS is the mission trip you have been waiting for!
The Spring Break Mission Trip, arranged by The Gospel Station's WORLD MISSION TEAM led by Mike and Jan Russell. We will be cleaning up, painting, doing repairs on buildings, clearing trees & debris from the different sites along the Holy Land Tour, and getting the grounds ready for the opening of the 2014 season May 2nd and 3rd.
Cost per person is $125 and includes
Lodging is not included... BUT... we can help you locate motels, or you can bring a camper or a tent.
Since different states have different times for their Spring Breaks... here is the schedule we're using for the 3 weeks:
March 10 to 14 - The Mississippi Spring Break
March 17 to 21 - The Oklahoma Spring Break
March 24 to 28 - The Arkansas Spring Break
You're welcome to come any time during these weeks.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Call Mike Russell (580-513-2987) or Jan Russell (580-320-2912)
Contact Danny Hester at 918-331-6186 to learn more about volunteer opportunities available at The Great Passion Play.
Our 15 RV HOOK UPS are ready to be used! Full/Part time Volunteers may qualify for FREE RV-Hook up for the season. Consider being an on-site volunteer!
Click this link (volunteer page) to contact the leaders -------> http://www.greatpassionplay.org/volunteer-opportunities.html
THE "Save The Passion Play" CAMPAIGN CONTINUES...
In 2014, we have many projects to see that The Great Passion Play not only has another successful year of attendance to the play, but also that we can improve the grounds, continue the restoration process, and bring new features for people to enjoy.
In 2013, we had 2 fund raising concerts, a back to school concert for the youth, and many musicians such as JIM GREENINGER from Branson, who made regular appearances with their music for the audience right before the marvelous play. It was a double treat! People's response to our pleas were heart-warming and they told us -- through their attendance, donations, participation in clean-up projects and more -- that THIS IS WORTH SAVING and investing in.
For instance, on Memorial Day weekend, we had more people in attendance than IN THE LAST 20 YEARS! We participated in the Celebrate Jesus parade in downtown Eureka Springs, and had an Easter Sunrise Service at the foot of The Christ of the Ozarks that was magnificent. Tourists came from Branson and made the short trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas to visit The Christ of the Ozarks... and to enjoy the Play, and many of our features.
Thanks to people's involvement and donations, we were able to bring back the animals we use in the Play, and through the World Mission Team's SPRING BREAK MISSION TRIP, many people arrived to help clean up the grounds that had been dormant since the previous October! Students, RV'ers, retired people, and more... cleaning out leaves, clearing the debris from storms that had closed the paths for the New Holy Land tour, and doing repainting, repairing some roofs and costumes -- making improvements and restorations wherever we could. It just kept getting better!
We decided to make the grounds more available, so that it would be open year-round, at least to see the beautiful, towering, inspirational Christ of The Ozarks. We had some concerts from immensely talented artists, including America's Piano Showman -- Dino! Others came who were painters, experts in The Gospels (see the 2014 trip to Israel on the Passion Play website), singers, musicians, and more.
Once the outdoor Play ended in October, we prepared for a Christmas spectacular: EXPERIENCE THE LIGHT! Thousands of Christmas lights and displays went up in a drive-through delight. Inside the Smith Chapel, we had Nativity Sets from around the world set up, each one made from a local material, be it Olive wood from Jerusalem, or coconuts from Hawaii; so many creative ways that different cultures tell the story in their own native way. In our Grand Buffet Hall, visitors enjoyed hot cocoa and homemade pastries, singing along with Christmas Carols led by groups known in the Gospel music world, such as The Williamsons quartet. It was a beautiful way to prepare our hearts for Christmas.
Now, as we enter 2014, our goals are to continue the work - such as restoring The Christ of the Ozark - and to ensure that we have the Play funded for the year. Plus, we'll have more activities on the grounds, such as Gospel concerts, Bikes-Bibles-& BBQ, and other fun times.
We will have our Spring Break Mission Trip again during the last 3 weeks of March. We invite anyone who is willing and able to do the hands-on work, or to donate equipment, vehicles, tools, etc. to make the jobs easier.
Help us make 2014 our best year yet, and help Save The Passion Play for all.
Donate at www.greatpassionplay.org
WE HAVE MADE THE FIRST HURDLE!
We have raised the $75,000 to stop the bank foreclosure, but now we must raise $200,000 as quickly as possible to SUPPORT the 2013 season (May-October).
We can see this through by having:
- ticket sales,
- corporate sponsorships,
- patrons and
- a "SAVE A SEAT" opportunity. For $250 you can help to secure the future of the Great Passion Play one seat at a time.... in honor of someone... in memory... or in the name of your Church, yourself, or your organization. READ MORE at www.greatpassionplay.org
Click to see the list of OFFICIAL SPONSORS for LODGING and FOOD