Broadway Showcase March 5 & 6, 2015
He Lives in You
“…Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
The Broadway Showcase 2015 Theme and Verse
The theme for Broadway showcase 2015 comes from the movie, turned Broadway stage show, “The Lion King.” A short summary of the movie/stage show is as follows: A young lion prince is born in Africa, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne. Scar plots with the hyenas to kill King Mufasa and Prince Simba, thus making himself King. The King is killed and Simba is led to believe by Scar that it was his fault, and so flees the kingdom in shame. Simba questions who he is, another character reminds him that his father lives within him, that he is not at fault for his fathers death. The adolescent lion looks into a pool of water and sees his father in his reflection. The song states, “In your reflection, he lives in you.”
1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. We are using a shortened version of the verse “… Greater is the one who is in you, than the one who is in the world.”
The Bible has reference to God as a Lion and a Lamb: The true “Lion and the Lamb” passage is Revelation 5:5–6. The Lion and the Lamb both refer to Jesus Christ. He is both the conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah and the Lamb who was slain. The Lion and the Lamb are descriptions of two aspects of the nature of Christ. The Lion of the tribe of Judah is obviously a reference to Christ. The image of the lion is meant to convey kingship.
God as our heavenly father, our King, lives in us, our daily lives should be a reflection of him in our hearts. “In your reflection, he lives in you.” “He lives in you.”
As producers who live in the world of Hollywood movies and entertainment we can get run down by the “Me” in the world instead of the “He.” To us this verse is a reminder that our Father provides the grounding we need to endure long work days that sometimes focus on the “me.” It reminds us that He is greater and that people should see His reflection in my daily life. We are going to ask the students to think about how this verse applies to them in their daily lives. What is their struggle? This verse should remind them that God is greater than all of that. He is our King and our heavenly Father.
Over the past 12 years, Valley Christian’s Broadway Showcase has developed into our gift to the community that highlights our students’ talents and commitment. This is one of our premier performance events which involved 301 students last year from the Kindergarten Connection Class through Grade 12. A total of 10 casts performed 24 selections and VCHS students comprised the pit orchestra. We invite you to watch a selection from a previous show, Morning Person from the Broadway musical "Shrek The Musical"
See more selections from previous Broadway Showcase performances
Several of our students have gone on to receive music scholarships to prestigious universities as well as other notable awards. Music training is a part of the Valley Christian education from Preschool through High School.
Broadway Showcase staff share, “It is a privilege to share this creative adventure with the motivated and talented students who give back what God has blessed them with…In preparation for the show, we teach, inspire, and encourage all of these students to attain more than they could possibly do by themselves. The format of displaying scenes from Broadway musicals allows each choir to demonstrate their ability to entertain in the style that best suits their unique skills. Students are asked to do three things...they must sing, dance and exude an enormous amount of stage presence.”