Sunday, November 30, 2008

Black Nativity

i'm feeling kinda sad b/c this year is the last year of "The Black Nativity". it's a play/musical written by Langston Hughes and produced& directed by Sis. Betty Gadling of Allen Temple Baptist Church. we've been putting on this production for 27 years and it's hard 4 me to believe that after this year i won't be dancing in it anymore.

We've traveled all across the Bay Area performing this. Our main stage used to be the Paramount Theatre. As a child i would run up and down the ramps and sit in all the balcony and mezzanine seats just releasing all the pint-up energy i had waiting for the show to start. About 6 years ago our church built a building that included a gym/auditorium/theatre :-)  so we moved into that building and i can definitely say it has been a lot more fun, being in those dressing rooms. 

If those dressing rooms could talk, oh man! So many good times laughing at some of the soloists, having deep talks, trying to have the makeup not look lyk hoe strollers, people falling, sometimes fighting but just backstage havoc going on!  so anyway this is the last season and i'm encouraging &inviting as many people as possible to come out. Even if you're not religious, just come out to see the awesome dancing! (myself included) :-)

What: 27th and Final Season of "The Black Nativity"
Where: Allen temple Baptist Church Family Life Center Auditorium
When: Dec.13. 2:30PM  (1PM Pre-Performance Appreciation Reception)
Dec.14. 6PM 
Dec.20. 2:30PM and 8PM
Dec.21. 3PM (Final Performance and Celebration)
How Much: Adults $15
Seniors/Students $8
Children Over Five $5
Final Performance and Celebration $25

Ticket Vendors: Allen Temple Baptist Church 8501 International Blvd. Oakland 510-544-9810
Marcus Book Store 3900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Oakland 510-652-2344
Nu Revelations 10700 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland 510-632-1670
Reid's Records 3101 Sacramento St. Berkeley 510-843-7282

For more info and goup rates call 510-544-8924

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