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Black Nativity 2018

Nov 30th - Dec 9th

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ATLANTA'S FAVORITE GOSPEL CHRISTMAS STORYIT'S A SOULFUL CELEBRATION OF THE GREATEST GIFT ON EARTH

Black Nativity is a soul-stirring rendition of the Christmas Story that fills the theatre with thrilling voices, exciting dance and glorious gospel music. It is a powerful retelling of the Nativity story from an African-American perspective. The original Black Nativity was written in 1961 by poet Langston Hughes. The African-American viewpoint and gospel music make Black Nativity a unique performance piece. Often adapted, this one act version of the production will take the audience from a traditional black church to an Africanized Jerusalem through dance, powerful spirituals and anthems, and toe-tapping gospel numbers. The play tells the story of Mary and Joseph's journey through song and dance, culminating in a rousing finale surrounding the birth of Christ. The importance of the play is that, though an expression of Christian belief via the African-American perspective, the show appeals to all walks of life. Black Nativity is a well known holiday staple in many metropolitan areas including: New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

CREATIVE TEAM and STAFF

ROBERT J. CONNOR

Producing Director

robert john connorRobert John Connor, winner of 15 Shuler Hensley Awards, has worked in the arts and entertainment industry for over 30 years. A graduate of Morehouse College, Robert studied music, radio, film and television. At Morehouse, he studied acting under the renowned actor/director Lamar Alford and Joan Lewis. He studied voice with Dr. Uzee Brown and film and media with Dr. Herbert Eichleberger. Robert went on to pursue acting and music, and has appeared in a variety of stage productions including: Crowns, Urinetown, Queen of the Blues, Higher Ground, Come

DAWN AXAM

Choreographer

axam-shotDawn Axam has been choreographing for over 30 years. Dawn received a BFA in Dance and theatre Tisch School ofthe Arts at New York University and a MA from Lesley University in Arts and Education. While an undergraduate student, she pursued extensive study in the areas Ballet, Horton, Graham, Jazz, African Improvisation, theatre and voice under Larry Rhodes, Valmay Stretton, Dhad Nahrin, Patdro Harris, Nadia Creamer, Danny Burchesky, Lynn Simonson, Lom McDoogle, Kay Cummings, Linda Tamey, Ajile , and B.G. Densmore, Oginga Love and Milton Myers. Dawn was assistant director and

KEITH WILSON

Musical Director

keith-revisedKeith C. Wilson has spent nearly 20 years as a music director, instructor, pianist, and vocalist, creating wonderful music around the world. He has been continuously noted for his strong conviction to bringing a high quality of contemporary and standard music to his audiences. He received his formal training at Georgia State University in voice performance. His background in classical, theater, gospel, and spirituals has set him in the forefront of the music community. He was chosen to coordinate and conduct a 5000-voice choir for the Paralympics Games opening ceremonies. On

lark hackshaw

Stage Manager

larkAlthough lark has been Stage Managing at the Alliance Theatre for more than 20 years, she has worked for many regional theatres across the United States (Cleveland Playhouse, San Jose Rep, Arizona Theatre Co., Maltz Jupiter, Trinity Rep, Arena Stage, MUNY, N. Carolina Black Rep) and has taken out several major tours. Her favorite shows include Broadway’s Stick Fly. Some favorite local shows include: The Geller Girls, Bring It On: The Musical, Zorro, The Nacirema Society, Broke, Dreamgirls, Sheddin, Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies,Topdog/Underdog, Good People and Wit. She is a Line

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WHY DOES ATLANTA LOVE BLACK NATIVITY?


DON'T DELAY - GET YOUR BLACK NATIVITY ATLANTA TICKETS TODAY!IT'S GOING TO BE A POWER-PACKED, THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Premium Orchestra

$52/ month
ALL SEATS RESERVED
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Orchestra

$37/ month
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Mezzanine

$27/ month
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GROUP TICKETS

$32/ month
GROUPS OF 10+ adults
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Show dates run Wed, 11/28 through Sun, 12/9  as follows:

Wed, Nov 28 8PM, Seating Unavailable
Thu, Nov 29 11AM & 8PM, Seating Unavailable (both)
Fri, Nov 30 8PM
Sat, Dec 1 2PM
Thu, Dec 6 8PM
Fri, Dec 7 8PM
Sat, Dec 8 2PM & 8PM 
Sun, Dec 9 3PM

CATCH BLACK NATIVITY ON THE ROAD!We're headed to Augusta, GA and Macon, GA in 2018 - **ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

black nativity augusta

Saturday, December 15th, 7PM

Bell Auditorium

712 Telfair St, Augusta, GA 30901


black nativity macon

Saturday, December 22nd, 7PM

Macon City Auditorium

415 1st St, Macon, GA 31201


VENUEJOIN US AT THE BEAUTIFUL, NEWLY RENOVATED FERST CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 349 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 (404) 894-9600

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