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Black Nativity

Black Nativity

Black Nativity is a testament to the power of gospel music, telling the story of the Nativity through a combination of African American scripture, poetry, dance and song. Traditional Christmas carols are sung in gospel style, with a few songs created specifically for the show. Originally written by Langston Hughes, the show was first performed Off-Broadway on December 11, 1961, and was one of the first plays written by an African-American to be staged there.


Co-presentation of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Black Arts Think Tank.

Student Rush Available for Black Nativity

  • $20 tickets
  • Available day of show
  • One ticket per valid high school / college ID per person
  • Subject to availability



This show's performances are over.


Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall

Dec 10, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015

Starting at:
$35.00
Single Tickets on Sale:
Sep 3, 2015
Groups on Sale:
Aug 28, 2015
Wheelchair Assistance
Wheelchair Assistance
Sponsored by:
Black Nativity Sponsors
Group Sales
Press

All Tickets $30 for Groups of 10 or More

To book your group, reach out to our Group Sales Team by phone or contact form.
John Barnes: 414.273.7121 ext. 210
Keri Hough: 414.273.7121 ext. 213

Black Nativity Chart

Pre-Show Interviews & Articles


"Black Nativity at the Marcus Center on 12 News This Morning Sunday"
Watch the interview on WISN 12 News

"Director hopes 'Black Nativity' can help bring Milwaukeeans together"
Read the interview on Tap Milwaukee

"‘Black Nativity’ at the Marcus Center"

"Podcast explores the cost of violence, the production of 'Black Nativity' and more"

"Azeeza Islam, Director of "Black Nativity," joins the conversation"
Watch the interview on Our Issues Milwaukee

Thank You Sponsors