One Night Only Holiday Performance Replaces Black Nativity Production

  • Monday, December 5, 2022

RISE Chattanooga announced that due to unforeseen circumstances and the recent rise of the “tridemic” (Flu, RSV and COVID-19) that some of their local cast and band crew has experienced over the past few weeks, they will be postponing their full production of Black Nativity opening this upcoming weekend, Dec. 9-11, and will just present a special One Night Only holiday performance on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Review for Black Nativity:

Black Nativity is a testament to the timeless work of Harlem Renaissance writer and poet, Langston Hughes, telling the story of the Nativity through a combination of scripture, poetry, dance, and song from the African American perspective.

“We were so excited to bring the full production to our audiences," said Shane Morrow, RISE Chattanooga director, "but we are ensuring that everyone both on and off the stage stays healthy and safe during these trying times. Our One Night Only holiday performance still will feature elements of the original production showcasing the incredible talents of our creative community members like Felicion McMillion, Cherokee and Monica Ellison, Reggie Moss, Charles Patterson, and many others. From dance, singing to poetic stanzas, there’s something for everyone in this performance to embrace the reason for the season.”

All current ticket holders will get the option to be refunded within the next 5-7 business days.
One Night Only Holiday Performance on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. will be a pay-what-you-can event. Suggested donation $20 and seating will be limited.

For more information about the performance or RISE Chattanooga, please visit or reach out directly by email to

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