Gorgeous voices, thrilling dance and glorious gospel music fill the theater in holiday favorite Black Nativity, a soulful adaptation of the Christmas story from an African-American perspective. Originally written in 1961 by poet Langston Hughes, this colorfully-staged one-act production takes audiences from a traditional black church to an Africanized Jeruselem through dance, powerful spirituals and toe-tapping gospel numbers. Designed for the entire family to enjoy, this year's production of Black Nativity adds up to an entertaining -- and touching -- reminder of what the holiday's all about.
Directed by Robert John Connor
Music direction by Keith Wilson
Choreography by Dawn Axam