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December 7, 2022 : 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2022
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2022
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe invites the community to celebrate the holiday season with “Black Nativity,” an inspirational gospel musical originally penned by poet/playwright Langston Hughes that retells the biblical Nativity story. The music is combined with dance, poetry and narrative to deliver a message of joy, hope and liberation. Children and adults of all ages, races and backgrounds will be enthralled by this high-energy, theatrical wonderment. The show runs at WBTT from November 30-December 23. “Black Nativity” returns to the WBTT stage by popular demand: the production enjoyed sold-out runs in 2014, 2016 and 2018. The music is a celebratory mash-up of gospel, blues, spiritual and Christmas music, paired with the poetry of Hughes and the creativity of WBTT. Nate Jacobs, WBTT’s founder and artistic director, adapted and is directing the show, which will feature WBTT’s incredible live band, led by music director Matthew McKinnon. Tickets are $50/adults, $20/students and active military (cost includes applicable ticket fees). Call the Box Office at 941-366-1505 or visit westcoastblacktheatre.org.