St. Petersburg College
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
7:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012
Museums | Sights,
Neighborhood | Community
Where: The Palladium, 253 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL
When: Fri Nov 23 7pm – 9pm
Nov. 23 to 25 - Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity
The Palladium, 253 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL
www.mypalladium.org or 727-822-3590.Studio@620 and The Palladium Present:
Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity with Sharon Scott, A Musical African-American Holiday Tradition
Friday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited. Contact Box Office for complementary tickets. First come, first served. Talk to anyone who has seen the Palladium’s annual production of Black Nativity and the conversation will quickly go to Sharon Scott. The powerhouse singer and actor plays the narrator and manages to stop the show more than once. But if you ask Sharon Scott about the show, you get a whole different take on Langston Hughes’ retelling of the Nativity story. "For me it’s about working with these kids who are so good and so talented." The cast features young aspiring performers mixed with adult professionals, a diverse mix of age, race, and gender. "It is a show where everybody is welcome at the table," says Scott. The show is a a celebration that tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance based on the Gospel of St. Luke, combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes. The performance and Scott touch a special chord in the hearts of all every holiday.