The Promise in Glen Rose continues to deliver its biblical message, loud and clear, delighting audiences with an impressive array of performances and visual experiences via a 15,000-watt sound system.

Each fall, a cast and crew numbering approximately 200 put on the musical production telling the story of Jesus Christ based on scriptures.

Performances are on Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 1 through Nov. 4.

This fall will be its 29th season, and it will be Chuck King’s first as the show’s director.

King, minister of Worship Arts for Heritage UMC in Van Buren, Arkansas, is a composer, actor, director and producer.  

“Coming to Glen Rose to do The Promise is a fantastic opportunity for my experience and my abilities to come together,” said King, who lives with his wife, Louann, in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

King noted that because 2018 will mark the 30th anniversary of The Promise in Glen Rose, he wants to “go back to the original script as much as possible” and aims to “freshen it up” while preserving its history and heritage.

Part of that effort will involve bringing back the “Grandpa” character interacting with two children to guide the audience through the story.

“The dialogue will stay as close to scripture as we can,” King said.

He hinted at new musical elements, enhanced dance performances, and audience interaction.

King was responsible for the music and artistic direction of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem’s Feast of Tabernacles Celebration for more than a decade. His work as a recording and concert artist led to performances on five continents.

His original music is featured on recordings in the United States, Israel, Brazil, Finland and China, and his worship songs are heard all over the world.

The program is staged at the Texas Amphitheater, at 5000 Texas Drive in Glen Rose. The $8.5 million venue facility has 3,200 fixed seats, with a maximum capacity of 5,000.

Call 254-897-3926 for tickets, which range from $30-$45.  The season’s opening weekend will feature free admission for Somervell County residents, with picture ID plus a donation of canned goods that will go to PaPa’s Pantry food bank. That first weekend is also half price for all other admission.

Check The Promise’s Facebook page for upcoming information on a free family pass giveaway.

The gates open at 6:30 p.m., followed by a pre-show concert at 7:15. The Promise begins at 8 p.m.