(COVER PHOTO: The Cast of "All Is Calm" presented by Greater Boston Stage Company beginning November 26, 2021. Photo Credit Nile Scott Studios)
Greater Boston Stage Company
"ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914"
Written by Peter Rothstein
Vocal Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach
Directed by Ilyse Robbins.
Music Direction by Matthew Stern.
November 26, 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2021 at 8:00pm
November 27, December , 11 & 18, 2021 at 3:00pm
December 2, 9, 16, 22 & 23, 2021 at 7:30pm
November 28, December 1, 5, 8, 12, 15 & 19, 2021 at 2:00pm
Tickets: Single Tickets $62-67 (Adults); $57-62 (Seniors); and $20 Students (with valid ID). Frugal Friday tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at the box office one hour prior to the 8pm performance on Friday, November 26, 2021. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at Greater Boston Stage Company at (781) 279-2200, or visit greaterbostonstage.org.
Greater Boston Stage Company, 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
ABOUT THE SHOW
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.
Greater Boston Stage Company is pleased to announce "All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" directed by Ilyse Robbins with music direction by Matthew Stern, a moving documentary musical about the World War I Christmas truce.
Written by Peter Rothstein, with vocal arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach and , All is Calm recalls an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers met in “No Man’s Land” and laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together.
"The message of All is Calm is universal - one of peace. Come to see a beautiful story, hear wonderful music, enjoy fantastic performances - and share the spirit of the season live, in-person with your fellow audience members,” says Robbins.
The production combines period songs and firsthand accounts of this remarkable event.
This cast features ten actor/singers who beautifully blend WWI patriotic tunes, trench ballads, medieval melodies, and Christmas carols from England, Wales, France, Belgium, and Germany.
Featured songs include: It's A Long Way to Tipperary, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Angels We Have Heard on High, Good King Wenceslas, O Holy Night, Auld Lang Syne, and other holiday favorites.
Robbins, in particular, is “looking forward to collaborating with the actors on Stille Nacht and The Truce.”
For the past twenty years, Greater Boston Stage Company’s holiday play has been a season highlight for audience-goers. All is Calm presents a unique take on the yearly tradition. “Honestly, I like that this is not your typical holiday fare” notes Robbins. “I like that it is a quiet show - a play with music rather than a musical extravaganza. It makes one think while still enjoying the sounds of the holiday season.”
Join us for an unforgettable evening of storytelling, camaraderie, music, and peace.
Get your tickets for All is Calm today.
(The Cast of "All Is Calm" presented by Greater Boston Stage Company beginning November 26, 2021. Photo Credit Nile Scott Studios)
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ABOUT GREATER BOSTON STAGE COMPANY
We bring vibrant professional theatre and dramatic education beyond the boundaries of Boston, featuring world and regional premieres alongside fresh interpretations of familiar work. Within this setting, we uniquely foster the artists of tomorrow by providing ongoing performance and employment opportunities to our company of current and former students. Now in its 22nd Season of live theatre in Stoneham, MA, Greater Boston Stage Company produces five Mainstage shows, presents a series of Special Events, and runs year-round classes, lessons, and fully staged productions through The Young Company for students in grades 1–12.
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(Trailer from the All Is Calm website: https://alliscalm.org/)