“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play
And wild and sweet / The words repeat
Peace on earth, Good will to men!"
– Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, December 25, 1864
History Theatre celebrates the holidays with the Minnesota premier of
A Civil War Christmas
An epic musical written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel
SAINT PAUL, MN – History Theatre celebrates the holiday season with the regional premiere of an epic Christmas musical written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel. The show’s director, Austene Van, describes A Civil War Christmas as a show that celebrates the joy of finding what has been lost, and the power of the holiday season to bring out the best, most generous parts of people and communities. In her words it is “life set to music” where the songs are the natural expressions of emotions, and the choreography on the stage is fluid and constant. Local music icon J.D. Steele – whose work was most recently seen in the Guthrie’s production of Burial at Thebes – uses a 14-member cast of singers and musicians to create a rich score of folk songs, spirituals, Civil War songs, and Christmas carols to reveal a world that is simultaneously torn apart by war and held together by the hope for redemption.
A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Opens: Saturday, November 19, 2011
Through: Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays @ 2:00 p.m.
ASL/AD performance on 12/4/11 at 2:00 p.m.
TICKETS: Tier 1 $38; Tier 2 $34; Tier 3 $30
Seniors (60+ years old) get $2 off regular ticket prices.
Students (5 to 18 years old): $15
Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or more.
Performing at History Theatre, 30 East 10th Street, St. Paul, MN
For directions and parking information visit: http://www.historytheatre.com/directions_and_parking/
History Theatre Box Office at 651.292.4323 or www.historytheatre.com/tickets/