Maplewood First Baptist Church presents Shepherds and Kings Christmas Musical, with show times at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17, and a Sunday morning show at 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 18. All performances take place inside the church sanctuary located at 4501 Maplewood Drive.
The story takes place in modern times, and the musical touches upon the trials and triumphs of modern life with the overarching message of love and extending mercy to others. Set inside an Italian restaurant during the Christmas season, the story unfolds with Susanna King, a waitress in the restaurant and her relationship with Mrs. Shepherd, an older woman who has a cold heart through years of difficult times.
“The church is excited to present this modern Christmas musical, including actors, carolers, a full choir, colorful set designs and a musical score sure to touch your heartstrings this Christmas season,” said Monty Jones, minister of music.
Principal cast members include Angie Manning as Susanna King, Martina Hanson as Mrs. Shepherd, Joey McNamara as Mr. Mattiello, owner of the Italian Restaurant, along with a cast of characters performed by Dr. Bryan Manning, Mendy Vaughn, Hailey Stanley, Nicholas Louviere and Mark Valentine.
Admission is free. For more information on Maplewood First Baptist Church, visit www.maplewoodfbc.com or call 337-625-5899.