• Dec 8 - 23, 2021
  • Old City Performing Arts Center

    111 State Street
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Ticket Price $3.00-$40.00 This event is now over

We're back! Knoxville's Favorite Christmas Tradition!


An original folk-rock Christmas musical by Don Chaffer (of Waterdeep) and Chris Cragin-Day.

This new musical dares to take the classic story at its word. There really is a pregnant virgin. There really are shepherds and angels and foreign dignitaries (a.k.a. wise men). There's a ratty extra room/stable at the inn, and a maniacal, bloodthirsty dictator, whose menacing shadow hangs over everything.

And obviously, it’s a comedy.

Seriously. It is.

The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby surprises both virgin-believing and non-virgin-believing audiences alike bringing a new sense of wonder and imagination to the age-old story.

Note to Parents: The musical is fun for the whole family! We recommend the show to children ages 7 and up. We are parents ourselves and would rate the show PG: for mild language. Translation: there are 2-3 mildly "adult" words in the show.

COVID Safety Protocols

River and Rail Theatre Company is fully committed to the health and safety of our patrons, artists and staff. R&R will request that all patrons, staff, guests, and visitors must provide the following for entry:  Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card (printed or digital copy accepted) OR a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours of entry. And masks will be required while in attendance.

We look forward to shows without COVID protocols, and we encourage those in our local community to get vaccinated.

ASL Interpretation

ASL Interpretation will be provided at the December 22nd performance.

Date & Time

Dec 8 - 23, 2021

Venue Details

Old City Performing Arts Center

111 State Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 Old City Performing Arts Center
River & Rail Theatre Company

A professional non-profit theatre bringing together diverse communities in Knoxville to experience, develop, and discuss world-class theatre arts. Through the power and beauty of theatre, we seek to unite people from all backgrounds to experience and participate in stories that embody our shared humanity.

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