“Viewsical” is the term coined by Michael Shamblin
in 2005 to describe a musical production which is filled with visual and other sensory input. Also possibly including an interactive screen, it consists of live drama, video presentation, choreography, vocal performance, orchestration and set design. A Viewsical is unique from other forms of theater due to the immersion of the audience in the performance, combined with the interactive elements listed above.
“Voices” is the second Viewsical Michael wrote/produced. Also produced, directed and narrated by Gwen Shamblin
, it tells the story of a searching man, Seeker, who lives in the wicked, hypocritical city of Robotia. An ever-present dark force seems to run everything, (the Voice), and the town preacher keeps it’s citizens and church members distracted and enslaved in their sins. But the jaded Man is helped by an angel from Heaven, and a called-out Saint named Ecclesia, and eventually discovers Truth, and a relationship with God. Overcoming the Voice (Satan) and his evil angel in the graveyard, Seeker goes all the way and rises above in the end.
First performed at Remnant Fellowship in Feb. 2015, “Voices” is Michael’s biggest musical production to date with a cast and crew of approximately 200 volunteers from Remnant Fellowship Church, including choral members, dancers, seamstresses, construction crew and an audio/visual production team. Gwen Shamblin and the production team spent countless hours on the staging, costuming and the story line to make sure everything clearly points up to God. Truly a glory to God as it shows what a Church of selfless members working together in unity can accomplish.