The New Venture Theatre program will present the “Black Nativity” gospel musical at LSU Shaver Theatre Dec. 13-15.

The inspirational gospel musical was penned by the famous poet and playwright Langston Hughes in 1961.

The musical retells the biblical story of the nativity with dance, poetry, and narrative.

The show, which was made into a film, is performed annually in cities across the country including Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, and Seattle.

Tickets are $25-$30. and can be attained by calling the Box Office at 225-588-7576 or go to