McClendon Performing Arts Institute's "This is the Story" Christmas Dance and Musical Performance
McClendon Performing Arts Institute’s Annual Christmas Dance Show and Musical Extravaganza: Featuring Mitchell Kelly of “So You Think You Can Dance” Fame and Choreographer Shalay Johnson Dancing the Roles of Joseph and Mary
McClendon Performing Arts Institute presents its annual performance of “This Is The Story”, a traditional depiction of the meaning of Christmas through inspirational dance and music. In addition to the talented, classically trained student dancers ranging in age from two through adults, guest star dancer Mitchell Kelly of “So You Think You Can Dance” fame, and dancers and choreographers such as Shalay Johnson, Tiffany Burgess and Tracy Vogt, under the direction of artistic director, Denise McClendon, have worked with the students to deliver an exceptional and stunning performance in honor of the late McClendon Performing Arts Institute’s co-founder, W. Oliver “Kip” McClendon. Kelly and Johnson, both former students of the McClendon School of Dance, will perform as Joseph and Mary respectively. Additionally, gospel singer Lydia Pace, of the gospel group The Anointed Pace Sisters, will perform.
This year, “This Is The Story” will be held at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center (3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034) December 6-9; Thursday, 12/6 at 8 p.m.; Friday, 12/7 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, 12/8 at 5 p.m. and 12/9 at 5 p.m. Run time is approximately 2-2.5 hours. Open seating.
General admission tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at door. You can purchase tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the ticket booth prior to each show at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center at 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034