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Two Harlem Holiday Classics Not to Miss this Holiday Season

Updated: Dec 29, 2021

The First Noel

Following a sold-out run in 2015 on the Apollo’s intimate Soundstage, the Classical Theatre of Harlem moves to the Apollo’s Mainstage theater with this dynamic and moving musical, destined to become a family holiday favorite. The First Noel follows three generations of a Harlem family affected by the tragic loss of a loved one, when an unexpected visit reveals some long-absent Christmas joy. It is a story about how a community is healed, one family at a time, as everyday people do extraordinary things to help one another receive the gift of love at Christmas time. Jason Michael Webb (Motown: The Musical, Violet) and Lelund Durond Thompson (founder, YellaFella Entertainment and CTH Artistic Associate) along with director Steve H. Broadnax, III lead the artistic team.

December 10 – 18

Apollo Theater

253 W 125th St

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Soul Nativity

The critically-acclaimed SOUL NATIVITY returns to Harlem School of the Arts! Conceived and directed by HSA’s Artistic Director Alfred Preisser and choreographed by renowned Theatre artist Otis Sallid, SOUL NATIVITY 2016 is a musical theatre extravaganza featuring song, dance, comedy that explores the story of the Nativity through a modern interpretation. The score is infused with Gospel, R&B, Pop, and Rock in an altogether original conception of a timeless story. Appropriate for all ages.

Guest performances by: The Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir Voices of the Flame Aubrey Lynch II

December 9 – 23

Harlem School of the Arts

645 St. Nicholas Ave

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