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Rehearsals Ramp Up for "He's Alive" Production

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It's a story that almost every Christian knows, but "He's Alive" brings the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus to life on stage for thousands to see.

This marks the 12 year for the production and while many members from the past are returning, there are plenty of new comers including Jesus himself.

Joel McMillen plays the role but they show is about the entire cast.

"It involves some 200 cast and crew members and we're just really excited to be presenting He's Alive again," said Jeanie Pierce-Waycroff, of Heaven Bound Ministries.

"It's a great way to get the love of Jesus out into the community," said McMillen.

Joel's not the only rookie in the cast, Baby Jesus wasn't even alive for the last production and HER parents Chris and Samantha Robinson say the opportunity was too good to pass up.

"At first we were hesitant to do it because you're bringing a new born in front of a whole bunch of people and its scary to think you're new born baby out there," said Chris Robinson. "Most babies don't get the chance to be able to play Baby Jesus, we don't want to miss that opportunity."

"It's definitely a blessing not only to just have a newborn but to be able to use it as a ministry opportunity for our local area so we're really excited," said Samantha Robinson.


Those who have worked on the show before knows there's a lot to look forward to once He's Alive premieres next month.

"You watch the scriptures come to life right there on stage," said Brenda Hetzel, co-director of the choral for He's Alive. "What better way to introduce the Easter season but to tell the story, the wonderful story of Christ's death, his life, his resurrection."

"It's very emotional," said Rich Headlee, the other co-director of the choral. "Throughout the course of this production you run the highest highs and the lowest lows of emotions. It's so exciting just to portray that."

You have three chances to see "He's Alive," starting April 4, 5 and 6 at the Capitol Theater.