Questionable advice.

Abner (Paul Zanone) gives King Saul (Duane Crother) questionable advice.

LifeHouse Theater will present the biblical story of David and his ascension to the throne of Israel in the powerful dramatic musical “The Rise of King David” starting Saturday, March 21. It will continue on weekends through April 26.

“The Rise of King David” is a musical adventure based on the biblical books of Samuel and the Psalms of David. The story traces David’s harrowing journey to becoming the most revered king of Israel and features his famous battle with Goliath, his legendary friendship with King Saul’s son Jonathan, and his flight from certain death at the hands of Saul himself.

“Few biblical stories feature the amazing intrigue, adventure, romance and suspense as are found in the life of David,” said LifeHouse Theater founder and president Wayne Scott.

“The dazzling choreography, beautiful musical score and unforgettable events all combine for a powerful and inspiring theater experience audiences are sure to appreciate.”

The cast of LifeHouse storytellers includes over 40 Inland Empire actors and actresses.

“The Rise of King David” is written by Dustin Ceithamer. The musical score for the production is by renowned film and stage composer Nolan Livesay.

The Musical is directed by Jennifer M. DeWitt with choreography by Ashtin Loya and music direction by Sarah Pearce and Jeremy Yeo. Set design is by Tim Mahoney and Vincent Martinucchi.

“The Rise of King David”

When: Performances will be at 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. In addition to the weekend performances, there will be a special performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. There will be no performance on Easter Sunday, April 12. The performance on Friday, April 3, will also feature an interpreted presentation for the deaf.

Tickets: Advance ticket $22 or $26 for adults and $11 or $13 for children ages 3 to 11 can be purchased over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard by calling (909) 335-3037. Tickets are available online at boxoffice.lifehousetheater.com. Checks can also be mailed to LifeHouse, provided reservations are made far enough in advance. No children under 3 are admitted. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office, which is open Fridays from 1 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $2 more the day of the performance. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

Where: 1135 N. Church St. in Redlands, next to the Redlands Christian School.

Free parking: Available in back of the theater.