First Baptist Church of Glenarden presents The Uncut Coming of Christ, Dec 8-16

First Baptist Church of Glenarden presents The Uncut Coming of Christ, Dec 8-16

The First Baptist Church of Glenarden presents
The Uncut Coming of Christ
A Live Story from the Streets of Bethlehem
Written & Directed by Joshua Jenkins & Co-Directed & Original Music by Anthony Brown
December 8 – 16, 2018

Saturdays, Dec. 8 & 15 at 12pm & 6pm
Sundays, Dec. 9 & 16 at 6:30pm
Doors open one hour early for the fabulous Bethlehem marketplace, with live animals, biblical characters, activities, giveaways and more!

Free admission.

Description:
This timeless story, set more than 2,000 years ago, captures the birth of Christ and brings the town of Bethlehem to life! This free musical extravaganza displays the story of God’s redeeming love, told through comedy, dance and profound songs. Now in its seventh season, The Uncut Coming of Christ has become a favorite holiday family tradition and continues to add new twists each year. Visitors to the FBCG Worship Center are transported through time upon entering the Great Halls, which have been transformed into the Bethlehem marketplace.

Be sure to arrive one hour before the play to experience all the sights, sounds and smells. Have you ever wondered what life was like back then? Ever been curious about what the people wore or what they ate? You’ll find out during the fabulous pre-show production! Shepherds, Roman soldiers and regular townspeople will serve as your guide through the “city streets,” where you’ll see vendors, wares and much more.

In Galilee, a virgin named Mary was engaged to a carpenter named Joseph. An angel visited Mary one night and said she would be impregnated by the Holy Spirit, give birth to a son and name him Jesus. Mary couldn’t believe it, asking the angel, “How can this be?” The angel told her “Nothing is impossible with God.” The Uncut Coming of Christ puts a modern-day twist on these biblical events, bringing the timeless love story to life with vigor and vitality.

You’ll witness the love and respect between Mary and her fiancé, Joseph, who was less than thrilled at first when he learned his bride-to-be was with child. You’ll also see the Holy Spirit’s power and presence in their lives. With an abundance of original scores, The Uncut Coming of Christ takes the audience on a dramatic, fantastical journey through the streets of Bethlehem!

FBCG will be providing shuttles to The Uncut Coming of Christ performances at the Largo Town Center and New Carrollton Metro stations and the Bowie Seniors Center. See: http://fbcglenarden.org/uncut/ for more details.

The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 10

The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 10

Midweek Matinee: Education on Stage
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Description: This heartwarming holiday musical gives a yuletide spin to the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Delight in Virginia Rep’s rendition of this magical story of a poor shoemaker and the magical elves who show him the true meaning of Christmas.

Recommended for grades K-5. Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, World Languages.

Tickets: $8/person, $6/groups of 20 or more

The Odyssey – From Vietnam to America at Clarice Smith, Dec 8

The Odyssey – From Vietnam to America at Clarice Smith, Dec 8

Vanessa Vân Ánh Võ
The Odyssey – From Vietnam to America

Saturday, December 8, 2018 . 8PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre.

The Vietnam War’s legacy lives on more than 40 years after its end. Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated composer-performer Vanessa Vân Ánh Võ melds traditional Vietnamese instruments with spoken word and live media to explore the deeply moving story of Vietnam’s war refugees: “Boat People.” In this multi-sensory experience, she triggers memories of the ocean carrying them from Vietnam to freedom.

Tickets: General admission $25, Students/Youth $10. Click here.

Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 6

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 6

Midweek Matinee: Education on Stage
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Description: Inspired by the timeless poem and by the real life of its author, Clement Moore, this hilarious musical introduces Santa in a particularly beneficent light. This Virginia Rep classic has been charming audiences nationwide for many years.

Recommended for grades K-5. Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies, History.

Tickets: $8/person, $6/groups of 20 or more

Wytold: The Science of Sound at the Publick Playhouse, Nov 28

Wytold: The Science of Sound at the Publick Playhouse, Nov 28

Midweek Matinee: Education on Stage
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Wytold: The Science of Sound

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Description: Electric cellist-composer Wytold blends classical techniques with live looping to create interactive musical adventures featuring inventive remixes and original works. By exploring the relationship between the science of waves and musical scales, students learn how basic patterns in the world can create exciting and dynamic music. This production from Artivate has students interact to use their new knowledge to create a short musical piece together as a group.

Recommended for grades 3-8. Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Music, Mathematics, Science, Technology.

Tickets: $8/person, $6/groups of 20 or more