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Show Dates

Start: Dec. 08, 2022

End: Dec. 11, 2022

BLACK NATIVITY BY LANGSTON HUGHES

DIRECTED BY DIMONTE HENNING

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes returns for its 7th Annual Holiday Musical Production, December 8-11, 2022, at the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, Marcus Center. Hughes’ joyous holiday musical is a testament to his timeless work, telling the story of the Nativity through a combination of scripture, poetry, dance and song from the African-American perspective. 

This year’s production features a fresh take on Hughes’ song play by second year Black Nativity Director Dimonte Henning.  Henning explains, “I like to use art as a way of expression and social reform. What inspires me is life. The triumphs, the tragedies of life. The Black community has faced tragedy, after tragedy, throughout these past two years. From economic disadvantages that have plagued our community for decades and that are clear as day, to unjustified police killings, to loss of life due to a pandemic. But the triumph in all of this is: We Are Still Here. Still Alive. Still Breathing. With the power in our hands to tell our own stories. Simply put, we are here because of Jesus and that’s something to celebrate.” 

Christopher Gilbert returns for a fourth year with fresh choreography along with sixth year Black Nativity veteran and music phenom Antoine Reynolds as music director. 

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is generously supported by BMO Harris Bank, Bader Philanthropies, Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Controls Foundation, Old National Bank, PNC Bank, Yip Harburg Foundation and Arts Midwest.
 

Special Community Night December 8 – 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets just $25.50
More information below.

 




BLACK NATIVITY BY LANGSTON HUGHES 2022 ENSEMBLE 
Brandite Reed, Brian Crawford, Brielle Richmond, Camara Stampley, Christian Williams-Henning, Cynthia Cobb*, Denzel Taylor, Dos Feurtado, Ella Lakey, Erica Brown, Jaliyah Drake, Jomoni Haynes, Maya O’Day-Biddle, Nathan Berry, Terynn Erby-Walker, Zoe Chambers 

SPECIAL GUEST MUSICAL ARTIST 
Cedric Dale Hoard

*Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. 

  

DIRECTOR DIMONTE HENNING 

Black Nativity at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee
Proud Milwaukee native Dimonte Henning serves as Artistic Director for Lights! Camera! Soul! and is a Founding Member of the Milwaukee Black Theater Festival. Dimonte received formal theater training from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with additional training from the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Emerging Professional Residency Program (2015/2016 season). His previous directing credits include: The Colored Museum (Lights! Camera! Soul!), The Niceties (Forward Theater Co.), and Pretty Fire (MKE Black Theater Fest.) 

 

 

 

 


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Community Night

DEAR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND STUDENTS:
We want the entire community to be able to enjoy Black Nativity by Langston Hughes. A Community Night have been added to this year's schedule for family, friends, and students.

Please share with your families and friends that the evening performance on December 8th (7:30pm) is Community Night - Ticket prices for youth 18 and under are $10 and adult tickets are $25.50. 

Call the Marcus Center Box Office: 414-273-7206 or Groups 10+ may call 414-273-7207 ext 1.

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Show Dates

Start: Dec. 08, 2022

End: Dec. 11, 2022

Theater

Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Duration

Duration is 1 hour 30 minutes

COMMUNITY NIGHT
(12/8/22 7:30 pm)

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Genre
Holiday
Suggestion
Date Night Family Fun
Audience
Family Friendly
Presenter
Black Arts MKE
Origin Performance
Milwaukee
Origin Location
Local

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