Aside from Santa and his reindeer, the meaning of Christmas has a spiritual meaning that supercedes the gifts wrapped under the tree.
Known as the Nativity, the story of the people and events surrounding one of the most revered days in history has been passed down from generations to generations.
As a holiday tradition in and of itself, Steps of Faith Dance Company Inc. presents its own version at the Grand Theatre.
The Nativity is an original show written and produced by the company in 2002. Every year, the show undergoes a few changes and updates to make the classic fresh from year to year.
In this version, the story of the birth of Jesus as told through the mother of Holly to her daughter who learns that Christmas is about Jesus, not about parties and presents. The biblical story is told through drama, ballet, pointe, and contemporary dance.
This year, the company is celebrating ten years of the production with commemorative ornaments, specially designed shirts with all participants’ names over the ten year period, and an alumni and patron reception.
Shows are Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The role of Mary is shared by Taylor Gilliam, Sara Sharples, and Jacqueline Glass. The role of Joseph will be played by Cole Therusson. The role of Holly is shared by Alexa Knight and Johanna Maserjian.
Seats are reserved this year, and premium tickets are $20 in advance including the commemorative ornament. These seats will be $25 at the door.
Students have a special rate of $9 in advance, and $12 at the door. Regular seating is $12 in advance, and $15 at the door.
Tickets are available at the Grand Theatre box office, 7 N. Wall Street Cartersville or by phone at (770) 386-7343 during regular office hours and one hour before the each show.
Commemorative ornaments and t-shirts are available now at the home studio of the company, Steps of Faith at 65 Walnut Grove Road, Cartersville and at the event.
For more information, call the studio at (770) 606-0506 or visit sofdancecompany.com