Nolan Williams Jr.’s Christmas Gift at Clarice Smith, Dec 13-14

Nolan Williams Jr.’s Christmas Gift at Clarice Smith, Dec 13-14

December 13-14, 2013

Presented By:
Clarice Smith Center
Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Kay Theatre. Reserved Seating.

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Regular: $35
Subscriber: $28
Senior Citizen: $30
UMD Alumni Association: $30
UMD Faculty & Staff: $28
Students & Youth: $10

Fri, Dec 13, 2013 . 8:00PM
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 . 3:00PM
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 . 8:00PM


Nolan Williams Jr. has created a family-friendly holiday production that celebrates African American culture, spirituality and music of the season.

Inspired in part by his own childhood memories and by Charlemae Rollins’ groundbreaking publication, Christmas Gif’: An Anthology of Christmas Poems, Songs, and Stories, Williams’s production debuted at the Clarice Smith Center in December 2012 to enthusiastic response.

Nolan Williams Jr.’s Christmas Gift! features new and time-honored Christmas music, from African American spirituals and gospel to jazz and R&B, performed by soloists, a house band and the Voices of Inspiration choir. The music is woven together with selected readings from African American poets like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Paul Laurence Dunbar and enhanced by projected images that evoke memories of the season.

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