The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby: An Original Folk Musical
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The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby: An Original Folk Musical

The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby: An Original Folk Musical

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The Fifth Ave. House

119 W. 5th Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37917

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The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby

An original folk musical by Don Chaffer of the band Waterdeep and Chris Cragin-Day.

Every December, a bunch of people celebrate a baby, more specifically a first-century Jewish refugee virgin’s baby. When people assemble their little nativities every year, they always also include a figurine of Mary’s Jewish refugee fiance’, Joseph, who marries Mary even though she’s pregnant with someone else’s baby. While the laws of their time and religion would have had her stoned to death, Joseph opts for matrimony. Why? Because one night, he has a dream “from God,” who explains the situation to him through an angel. Yep. And things just get crazier from there. This new muscial dares to take 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 Jewish 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. When people engage this over-told story on a sincere human level, it bursts with imagination and wonder.


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.

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