Returning cast and crew registration for The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is normally held on the 2nd weekend of March (Sunday, February 21 in 2021) annually on the grounds of The Great Passion Play. Those interested in returning as a member of the cast may apply between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM on Sunday, February 21, 2021. New cast and crew registration is held on the same date as well: Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 2:00-3:00pm.
The 2021 season is April 2 through October 30 and runs around 70 performances (View season schedule here). Men, women, and children five years of age and older are needed for this year’s cast. There is a particular need for men between the ages of 18 and 55 to play the parts of apostles, priests, and soldiers as well as families with children.
If you have ever wanted to be a cast member of a world-class theatrical production, let this be your year to apply.
Those who have an interest in joining this wonderful cast and who are unable to come to the February 21 cast registration are invited to call the Play before that date at 479-253-8559 between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM to be considered.
In conjunction with cast registration, applications will be received and interviews conducted for the following positions: food service, Holy Land Tour actors, gift shop workers, maintenance positions, bus drivers, docents (museum guides), reservations clerks, and grounds positions on the grounds of The Great Passion Play on Sunday, February 21 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
A section will be unveiled at the dinner and concert featuring Gordon Mote on November 2!
Honoring all of those who protect and serve on Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26, 2019.
Free Passion Play Tickets available for Police, Firefighters, EMT, first responders, and Military (Active and Vets) and for their immediate families. Must show ID or credentials at the box office or to the ticket taker.
If you are a donor, member of the cast/crew, a volunteer, or business/church sponsor, please call 800-882-7529 to RSVP. Tickets are available below to the general public!
A special unveiling of a section from the world's longest religious painting will take place as well during this event! Click here to learn more about the painting!
CMA is hosting a breakfast at 10:00am with a short service to follow at our buffet on the grounds of The Great Passion Play.
We hope to see you there!
ESSAY: 300 word contest. THEME: "What Christmas Means To Me”. Please submit this in printed form as a word document or pdf. (Ages 5-8 may use parental assistance for typing only, but an original in hand written form must be simultaneously submitted). Ages 12 to 18 should submit a word or pdf document.
ART CONTEST: ages 5 to 18 may enter. THEME: “The Meaning of Christmas”. The media should be in one of or a combination of: pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolors, acrylic on a canvas 18 x 24 max and 11x8 min. A photo in 300 dpi or higher, edge to edge, in color, should be submitted by email. All winners will bring the original to the November 30th event no later than 3 pm. _________________________________________
APPLICATION for CONTEST
Fill this in and email it to us or copy paste into email to:
I am Entering this CONTEST for: “What Christmas Means To Me”
As an Artist __ or As an Essay Author __
My Piece is entitled: __________________________________
Size Canvas is _____x_____inches on __Canvas or __Paper or _________
Media is __ Watercolor __Pencil __Charcoal __Pastel __Acrylic or _________
I have an easel to exhibit this if asked to bring my work to the exhibit. __yes
FOR ESSAY AUTHOR:
Word Count ________
Word Doc Format: ___________
I give permission for my art to be exhibited at the Great Passion Play and a copy for publicity to be published for no cost to them as media tell the story of the contest and it's winners and judges or any related subjects. ____yes
I am understanding that I must be present to win on November 30th to Win at 8:30 pm Friday __yes
My name is First Name ___________ Last Name ___________
My Age ______
My phone number is: _________________
My email is _________@_________.______
My address is: ___________________ City_____ State_____ Zip _________
My parent or guardian's name is; ___________________
their phone is: _________________
Their email is: ___________@_______________.__________
I have their permission to enter this contest ___yes.
Signature of contestant _____________________
Signature of Parent or Guardian _______________
I submit this art in a pdf or jpeg file of _____resolution.
The Great Passion Play, “America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama,” opens on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, to start its 50th year in performance.
"Our 50th year anniversary looks to be very exciting,” shared Randall Christy, Executive Director of The Great Passion Play. “The Play runs May through October, but the Christ of the Ozarks, Bible Museum and gift shop are open year-round. We also have Holy Land Tours by advanced reservation every day but Sunday at 10:00am and 2:00pm.” Christy continued, “Last year, the New York Times named the Christ of the Ozarks the 4th most popular statue in the USA only behind the Lincoln Memorial, followed by Mt. Rushmore, and the Statue of Liberty; and we hope to welcome several hundreds of thousands more visitors this year.”
“We have been very busy this year in preparation for our 50th year anniversary,” said Kent Butler, an actor and marketing director for the production. “We have worked with mission groups like Team Effort, the World Mission Team, and Youth with a Mission, and in 2017 we started hosting our own mission trips with groups coming from
Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kansas, Texas, Illinois and Mississippi. This year, we will welcome even more groups to make the 50th year anniversary very special."
Featuring a cast of over 150 actors and actresses, the Play is performed amid a 550ft historically accurate stage and brings to life the thrilling epic drama surrounding Christ’s last days on earth, including his death, resurrection and ascension. The Great Passion Play runs 1 hour and 45 minutes, featuring an original musical score composed by Phil Perkins and performed by the world-renowned National Philharmonic Orchestra of London. This year’s performance also features horses, donkeys, camels, a Pharaoh Hound, and dozens of birds.
While on the grounds, walk through Jerusalem’s Eastern Gate, experience a Biblical Marketplace, and journey through recreations of the Holy Land including the Tabernacle in the Wilderness. See the Sacred Arts Museum with hundreds of pieces of rare works in 64 different forms, the Bible Museum with 6,000 Bibles (including an original 1611 King James Version of the Bible) and artifacts dating back to 2,000 B.C., and the History Museum which provides a biblical perspective of history. Experience the popular free performances of David the Shepherd and the Parables of the Potter. Eat the buffet dinner that is served on nights the Play is performed. New attractions on the Passion Play grounds include the Noah’s Ark Park Petting Zoo at the beginning of the Holy Land area, a special showing of the musical movie “God with Us: New Testament” in the Jerusalem Chapel, and a bomb shelter similar to ones used in Israel today. Christy said, “The cinematic footage within the musical God with Us was filmed onsite here in Eureka Springs, then they filmed the stage performance. It’s a very neat storytelling concept.”
The Great Passion Play’s 2018 50th year anniversary season will run from the first weekend of May through the last weekend of October. For reservations, performance schedules, volunteer opportunities, or special event information, go to GreatPassionPlay.org or call toll free 800-882-7529. Join the 7.8 million who have seen “The Greatest Story Ever Told” at The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
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