The "Black Nativity" originated in 1961 and was performed Off-Broadway by Langston Hughes. The modified celebration of the birth of Jesus exhibits more than just another Christmas production. This illustrious story is filled with joyfulness as it expresses one of the Bible’s most prevailing narratives that took place in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago. The spirited performance is presented with a taste of African American flavor. “Black Nativity” articulates not only the story of Jesus’ birth, but also the splendiferous sound of Gospel music! The production is a commemoration of how many celebrate the amazing story Jesus being born of the Virgin Mary both nationally and internationally. The “Black Nativity” is a recurring favorite and CBTC is elated to feature a new exhilarating and diverse show each and every year. The production is filled with impactful sounds of music, praise and worship, song and dance, bursts of energetic, astounding costuming, and prophetic storytelling! What a grand experience this will be. Come and see the enjoyment that so many others have for years. You don’t want to miss CBTC bring the true meaning of Christmas to light with inspirational music and dance!
“DREAM GIRLS” – MUSICAL – FEBRUARY 2018
“MISS BLACK CINCINNATI TEEN PAGEANT” - APRIL 2018
“IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE” DANCE MUSICAL – MAY 2018
“CHILDREN SPRING MUSICAL” - “TBD” – MAY 2018
“CHILDRENS SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS CAMP” – JUNE 2018
Classes are designed to enhance the experience you and your family have at the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company while providing theatre education and training to children of all ages. Our diverse programming, taught by theatre professionals, encourages collaboration and active imaginations. Interactive and fun, our classes teach kids to work together, boost their self esteem, develop skills, and broaden their horizons.