Performances begin November 9 at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture for Peter Rothstein's musical All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. The show details the historic Christmas day during World War I in which the Allies played a peaceful game of soccer with Germany before returning to fight one another in the morning.
All Is Calm debuts Off-Broadway in a production from Laura Little Theatricals and Theater Latté Da. Performances are scheduled through December 30, with a November 18 opening night.
All Is Calm is written and directed by Rothstein, with vocal arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach and music direction by Lichte. The musical blends iconic WWI patriotic tunes, trench songs, medieval ballads, and Christmas carols from England, Wales, France, Belgium, and Germany with texts woven from letters, autobiographies, poetry, gravestone inscriptions, and an old radio broadcast.
The cast is made up of Sasha Andreev (Theater Latté Da’s Ragtime), David Darrow (Guthrie Theater’s The Royal Family), Benjamin Dutcher (Theater Latté Da’s Ragtime), Ben Johnson (All Is Calm), Mike McGowan (The Book of Mormon), Tom McNichols (Cantus), Riley McNutt (All Is Calm), Rodolfo Nieto (Lyric Arts’ Guys and Dolls), James Ramlet (Theater Latté Da’s Sweeney Todd), and Evan Tyler Wilson (Theater Latté Da’s Sweeney Todd).
The production features costume design by Trevor Bowen, lighting design by Marcus Dilliard, and sound design by Nicholas Tranby.
All Is Calm debuted as a live broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio in 2007 and has since toured the U.S. as a production, playing in such venues as The Kennedy Center, Cal Performances, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
For tickets and more information on the show visit Alliscalm.org.