Friday, December 19, 2008

Intiman - Special Guests at Black Nativity

SEATTLE— The Total Experience Gospel Choir, soul vocalist Choklate, and gospel singers Jacquie Berg and Karma Johnson are among the guest performers who will join Intiman’s holiday production of Black Nativity during this season’s run.

In addition, a performance will be dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, who retired this year after presiding over the show for its first decade. He has been succeeded by actor G. To’mas Jones, who is delivering the traditional second-act sermon with words about the historic election of Barack Obama.

Black Nativity runs through December 27 at the Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer Street at Seattle Center . Tickets range in price from $15 to $45, with discounts available for groups of 15 or more. Tickets are available from or 206.269.1900. The Ticket Office will be open on Mondays from 12-5 pm during the run of the show to accommodate audience demand for tickets.


The schedule of special performances is as follows:

Friday, December 12 at 8 pm: Pastor Patrinell Wright’s Total Experience Gospel Choir, which is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, will join the Black Nativity Choir on stage in Act II.

Thursday, December 18 at 7:30 pm: Special performance honoring the Reverend Dr. Samuel B. McKinney; please note that tickets for this performance are $20-$50.

Friday, December 19 at 8 pm: Total Experience alumna Karma Johnson, an American Idol contestant from the show’s first season, returns to Black Nativity as a guest soloist.

Saturday, December 20 at 2 pm and Tuesday, December 23 at 7:30 pm: Jacquie Berg, who performed in the show for three seasons, returns as a guest soloist.

Saturday, December 20 at 8 pm: Choklate, a rising new Seattle-based soul vocalist, joins the show as a guest soloist.

The production is sponsored in part by Safeco Insurance, with additional support from The Boeing Company, U.S. Bancorp Foundation and Starbucks Coffee Company. The participation of the guest artists is made possible by The Boeing Company.

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