Christmas pageants let children marvel at the spectacle, adults appreciate the spiritual message, and barnyard animals finally demonstrate their command of Method acting. Watch talent shine with this GrouponLive deal: for $49, you get one ticket package to see the ‚EURoeEvangel Christmas Celebration‚EURĚ at Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro (up to a $137 total value, including all fees). The package includes:
- One ticket for VIP or general seating (up to an $82 value, including all fees)
- A Christmas DVD (a $30 value)
- A full-color show program (a $25 value)
Choose from the following performances:
- Saturday, December 8, at 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 9, at 5 p.m.
- Saturday, December 15, at noon, 4 p.m., or 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 16, at 5 p.m.
Doors open one hour before each show.
For the 22nd year running, Evangel Cathedral dazzles the DC region with a Christmas pageant that blends music, dance, storytelling, and sheer extravagant spectacle. Some of the country‚EUR(TM)s most soulful gospel singers lead the festivities and get the audience clapping, including Grammy-winning sister act Mary Mary, chart-topping musical royalty BeBe & CeCe Winans, and pastor and hitmaker Marvin Sapp, known for such impassioned songs as ‚EURoeNever Would Have Made It‚EURĚ and ‚EURoeThe Best in Me.‚EURĚ Belting out traditional carols such as ‚EURoeO Come, All Ye Faithful,‚EURĚ devotionals such as ‚EURoeJesus Loves Me,‚EURĚ and original songs, the cast of more than 200 visits Christmases in Biblical times, the Victorian era, the present day, and the inevitable dystopian future ruled by evergreen overlords.
Animal performers that include camels, goats, horses, and dogs join the celebrities onstage as they tell the story not only of Jesus‚EUR(TM) birth, but also of his life and his sacrifice. Meanwhile, special effects and a laser light show further open up Evangel Cathedral‚EUR(TM)s sprawling space, and new scenes added this year keep the beloved tradition growing and evolving through 2.5 hours and 10 set pieces. Last year, the Washington Informer noted that the performance ‚EURoeleft the audience teary-eyed‚EURĚ and ‚EURoeput everyone in the spirit of praise,‚EURĚ making it ‚EURoeone for the category of great Christmas musicals.‚EURĚ