By Special to the Daily World
Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company announces the holiday musical, “The Nativity: A Holiday Gospel Celebration,” written, directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris, with music directed and arranged by J. Michael. The Christmas story gets a soulful retelling in this gospel musical that’s fun for the whole family. “The Nativity,” based on Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity,” is presented at Fulton County’s Southwest Arts Center, Nov. 30-Dec. 30.
This reinvention of the Christmas story is a soul-stirring musical celebration. A testament to the power of gospel music, the story of the Nativity is told through the combination of scripture, poetry, dance and song that connects a contemporary church revival to the time of managers and swaddling clothes. This joyous evening brings the real meaning of faith and love to life for the entire family.
The Southwest Arts Center is located at 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta. Opening night is Dec. 2, 8 p.m., with other performances Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m.; Dec 6, Dec 7, Dec 8, and Dec. 9 all at 8 p.m.; Dec 10, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Dec 11, 2:30 p.m.; Dec 13-16 at 8 p.m.; Dec 17, 2:30 & 8 p.m.; Dec 18, 2:30; Dec 20, 11 a.m. & 8 p.m.; Dec 21, 8 p.m.; and Dec 22-30, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and are available at: http://www.truecolorstheatre.org or 1-877-725-8849. Group sales are available through 404-588-0308 ext. 201.