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The Holy Land Experience in Orlando Announces Its Exciting Schedule of Seasonal Theatrical Productions for 2020

New Epic Production, Esther: The Queen of Persia, Premieres Just In Time For the Easter Season


ORLANDO, FLA. (November 15, 2019) — The Holy Land Experience, central Florida’s one-of-a-kind Christian-based attraction that immerse guests in the sights & sounds of the Bible, is proud to announce an exciting schedule of unforgettable theatrical productions for its upcoming 2020 season, including the Orlando premiere of an all-new original musical based on the inspiring biblical story of Esther in the Old Testament.


“One of the truly unique aspects of The Holy Land Experience, that draws guests from around the world, has been our tradition of inspirational original theatrical productions,” explained General Manager and Vice President Mike Everett. “And for our 2020 season we are thrilled to feature a series of four Broadway-style shows — one for each season — in our state-of-the-art, 2,000-seat Church of All Nations theater.”



The 2020 season of original, entertaining — and life-changing — shows at The Holy Land Experience launches January 7 with The Empire and the Kingdom (January 7 – March 14), which tells the passionate story of faith and perseverance of the aging apostle Peter and the first followers of Jesus in Rome. As this growing community of Believers face persecution, imprisonment, and even martyrdom for their faith in Jesus, their hope is lifted as Peter shares the promises of God from the Scriptures and from his own life with the Master.



Premiering March 17, just in time for the Easter Season, and running through July 25 is the highly anticipated musical drama Esther: The Queen of Persia, the inspiring, true account of a young Jewish girl whom God places on the throne as queen of the grand empire of Persia. When Esther and her people face extermination at the hands of an evil counselor to her husband the king, her faith in God and courage under pressure becomes key to the future of her Jewish kinsmen.



Beginning July 28 and running through November 14, David: The King of Jerusalem takes center stage. With incredible costumes and sets, original music, and dramatic flair, David tells the dynamic story of a lowly and rejected shepherd boy who develops a close friendship with God, becomes Israel’s most celebrated king — and whose heir is destined to be the King of kings.



And on November 17 through January 9, 2021, the popular and highly acclaimed musical, The Heart of Christmas, returns to The Holy Land Experience, taking guests on a fascinating journey back in time to experience the joy and glory of Christmas from past generations. This musical follows two families from two very different times as they take a journey of hope, love, and sacrifice, and diligently search for the true spirit of the Christmas season.


Melissa Vasquez, who oversees the theatrical productions at The Holy Land Experience, said this season’s shows are among the best ever produced at the park. “From the sets, costumes, stories, and music, to the actors, musicians, stage crew, and the rest of the production team, there is a real spirit of excellence and mission,” she said. “Everyone realizes that what we are doing goes far beyond merely entertaining and inspiring our audiences. At the heart of each production is the life-changing message of God’s love towards people. We believe the themes of hope, healing, and redemption are going to reach the hearts of thousands of people who visit The Holy Land Experience and sit in on these awesome stories of God’s mercy and compassion. And many individuals and families are going to return home miraculously transformed.”


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About The Holy Land Experience


Located in the heart of America’s most popular vacation spot, The Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida offers an unforgettable adventure that immerses visitors in the sights, sounds, historical time frames — and impacting truths — of the Bible. With its colorful and realistic recreations of ancient Israel, unforgettable interactive exhibits, awe-inspiring theatrical productions and special hands-on fun for kids of all ages, The Holy Land Experience has become a must-see attraction for individuals, families and groups from across America and around the world. For more on The Holy Land Experience, visit