A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS:
AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION
by Paula Vogel Music by Daryl Waters
Directed by Dawn Monique Williams
Music Direction by Margaret Halbig
Previews: Nov 30 & Dec 1, 2017
December 2 - December 16, 2017
A bitterly cold Christmas Eve, 1864, Washington, D.C. In the White House President and Mrs. Lincoln plan their gift-giving, while on the banks of the Potomac a young rebel soldier is captured by a Union blacksmith; nearby John Wilkes Booth hatches a plot, and an enslaved woman and her daughter become separated on their journey to freedom. Featuring hymns and carols of the period, this warm and deeply moving musical play masterfully interweaves stories of lives from both sides of the Civil War.
A Week Of Giving with A Civil War Christmas will kick off on opening night December 2 with a visit from the Marines! The Marines will be on hand one hour before the show to shake you hand and collect NEW unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots Foundation. This event will repeat on December 9 one hour before the 3:00 pm matinee. (We will accept NEW unwrapped toys all week in the lobby from Dec 2-9, 2017.)
Previews: Preview performances are the first performances in front of an audience. These are technically classified as rehearsals and certain elements of the shows may not be finalized.
Opening Night: First official public performance.
Theatre Club: Patrons are encouraged to stay after the performance for a free talkback with the cast and director.
Under 35: Not available for CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Director: Dawn Monique Williams
Music Director: Margaret Halbig
Asst. Director: Marissa Keltie
Asst. Music Director: Reg Clay
Scenic Design: Liliana Duque Pineiro
Lighting Design: Delayne Medoff
Costume Design: Denise Altaffer
Sound Design/Engineer: Tim Allen
Properties Design: Elena Childs
Reginald Clay, Elizabeth Curtis, Jason Gray, Eleanor "Ellie" Harris, Nick Mandracchia, Shannon Mauldin, Khary L. Moye, Morgan Pavey, Tom Reilly, Lindsey Schmeltzer, Jeunée Simon, Terrance Smith, Alicia von Kugelgen, Dan Wilson