On Tuesday, October 29th at 8:00 p.m. ET, TheBlaze TV will air a one-night only presentation of Glenn Beck's summer 2013 spectacular, "Man in the Moon."
Originally presented at the USANA Amphitheater on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah, "Man in the Moon" set out to tell "the great American story" -- one of good and evil, light and dark, and above all, hope.
The first of its kind, the live event mixed various forms of art and media that included film, music, dancers, acrobatics, fireworks, the spoken word, and more -- and now you can watch it all at home.
The storyline for the event centered around how a sentient moon would view the Earth and its creatures, from the book of Genesis to the modern era.
Explaining his motivations on TheBlaze Radio, Beck said: “The whole idea of Independence Week, and getting away from the Fourth of July, is we have to find what we’re really about. What made America great? If we’re going to save our country, we have to stop making Fourth of July about fireworks and hotdogs and water skiing or camping, and start making it about true principles, the eternal principles."
"As our Founders said them: the truth about nature’s God and nature’s laws, and those things we used to, at least, find self-evident," he added.
For months, only those who experienced the event live have been able to see more than just photos and clips from the event. But now, people across the country and the world can see the remarkable show and witness the first production from Beck's "American Dream Labs."
The show will air at 8:00 p.m. ET and be archived for a mere 24 hours for on-demand viewers.
Ben McPherson, a Salt Lake City-based fine arts painter and filmmaker, was in charge of the full creative production of the show, and had no shortage of talent to work with.
Emmy Award winning composer Sam Cardon did the score for The Man in the Moon, and Nick Daley focused on sound design for the show. The two admitted that when Beck said he wanted a mountain bluegrass feel for the music, partially inspired by Danny Elfman’s work on the Tim Burton films and the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" they were somewhat taken aback.
“There’s imagery of space and the evolution of mankind -- everything through the Civil War, shots of Lincoln and Tesla. You just think big cinematic film score, or electronic or something like that when you think of these types of images. You don’t think mountain bluegrass-y,” Daley said on TheBlaze Radio. “It takes the show in a whole different direction, but really cool.”
He added that the audience is "really going to be immersed in this show and feel like they are part of the experience, not just a spectator."
You can watch a sneak peek of the show itself, below:
Beck has said that while the news of the day is important, storytelling is what he believes he was "born to do."
“The ballot box is the last stop. The first stop is the culture and teaching them to our kids and teaching them to understand the story," he explained. "If you get them to understand the story then their whole life will be set. My job I think is to tell the story in such a way that it sears it across their heart and it becomes again a truth that they will find self-evident. So when they need to go back to the well it will be there.”
And as anyone who has followed Beck for the last several years knows, this isn't the last of the summer productions - and Beck has no doubt that they will leave their mark.
“The American Dream Labs are just getting started, and that’s what I love about it," he said. "It’s a collection of dreamers that believe in something, are good to each other, try really hard to do the right thing...But more importantly if we keep that focus, we will change the culture.”
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