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Group tickets only (online) Nov 8th 12am.

Public tickets on sale Nov 22nd (Adult $30 Under 12 $15)

BOGO Tickets on sale Nov 29th (12am-5pm)


Showtime: December 17th at 3pm


Showtime: December 17th at 7pm


Showtime: December 18th at 3pm

Written & directed by Ekundayo Bandele
at Cannon Center
December 17 at 3p & 7p
December 18 at 3p

Having to write research-papers about how Black people celebrated Christmas throughout history, Granddad, a former Pullman Porter, ushers his granddaughter and two of her friends back through time on a magical steam engine called ‘The Soul Train’. Starting their journey on a Christmas day during slavery, they hear old spirituals and watch African dancing as they learn about the North Star. During the Harlem Renaissance they find Langston Hughes and Claude McKay reciting their Christmas poems while dancers perform the Lindy Hop to jazz. In the 1950s, after being moved by Stevie Wonder's Civil Rights song 'Someday at Christmas,' they enter the 70s with songs and dances from the Jackson 5. And just before they return home, they’re mesmerized by Christmas rap and break-dancing. This musical extravaganza, presented on one of Memphis' largest stages, is sure to light your Holiday spirit.


Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 7:30p
Saturday Matinees: 2p
Sunday Matinees 3p
No late seating. Plays run 4 - 5 weeks.

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