The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby

203 West Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902
203 West Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902


  • Date(s): December 13, 2017 to December 24, 2017
  • Event Times: 7:30 PM or 2:30 PM
  • Price: $18.00 - $40.00
  • Location: The Green Room at The Jackson Terminal

It's back! Knoxville's Newest Christmas Tradition! "The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby". An original Christmas folk musical by Don Chaffer (of 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 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 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. 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.


The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby
  • to
  • The Green Room at The Jackson Terminal
  • $18.00 - $40.00