Atlanta is going back to Bethlehem and picking up some Gospel along the way.

The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre welcomes song, dance, and spiritual holiday performance, Black Nativity December 13-15. Poet and playwright Langston Hughes combines a modern African-American church with old-fashioned spirituals in this adaptation by Robert John Connor.

Performance details
Friday, December 13 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 14 at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 14 at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 15 at 3:00pm

About the show
This one act musical opens in a modern day African-American church on Christmas day, filled with testifying deacons, sanctified ladies, and down-home preaching.  Under the musical direction of Keith Wilson, the show takes us on a journey back to the Bethlehem of Mary and Joseph, resplendent in African costumes, and moving songs of worship, magnificent dance choreographed by Dawn Axam, and old-fashioned spirituals. The African-American viewpoint and the gospel music make Black Nativity a truly unique and entertaining theatrical experience.

About those tickets…
Click here to purchase from $36-$66 (plus fees).

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A writer with a passion for building relationships and telling people's stories, Sally Henry is a freelance arts and entertainment journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has been featured on BroadwayWorld.com, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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