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2017 Black Nativity: A Christmas Tradition

  • New Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church 2020 Tennessee Avenue Savannah, GA, 31404 United States (map)

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. You can buy tickets online at:

Call (912) 631-3452 or (912) 272-2797 for more information.

The Performing Arts Collective of Savannah (PAC) is pleased to announce they will be producing the musical Black Nativity for its 8th consecutive year. The musical was written by the phenomenal Langston Hughes and is a joyful retelling of St. Luke’s story of the birth of Christ by way of gospel music, dance, poetry, and narrative. The story of Jesus being born in a manger because there was no room in the inn is known all around the world; but with this show you will see it come to life with live music, singing, and dancing.

The Performing Arts Collective of Savannah which consists of three local groups; The Eastside Players, Spitfire Poetry Group, and Abeni Cultural Arts Performing Dance Studio. The cast and crew are extremely excited about their eighth year of producing Black Nativity. The show is musically directed by the great Gary Swindell of the Eastside Players with choreography by Muriel Miller of Abeni Cultural Arts. Gary Swindell and Darowe McMillon will continue to co-direct the play in memory of Clinton D. Powell, co-founder of Spitfire Poetry Group and Performing Arts Collective of Savannah. “We hope to continue the tradition of performing Black Nativity every year just like other companies perform The Nutcracker” said Miller. “We will always try to do the show around Mr. Powell’s birthday because he meant so much to so many people in the community and what better way to pay tribute than to perform his last directed play year after year; as well as celebrate the birth of Jesus, which is what its all about.”

Come witness this incredible story and go along on the journey with Mary and Joseph; and experience the events leading up to the birth of Jesus. It is the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season and is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Three performances will be held:

Friday, December 15 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

The shows will be held at:
New Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church
2020 Tennessee Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404