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All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 relives an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together, sharing food and drink, playing soccer, singing carols and burying each other's dead. In some places along the Western Front the truce lasted a single night and in others it endured until New Year’s Day. This dramatic re-telling weaves together firsthand accounts by thirty World War I soldiers and music including patriotic tunes, trench songs and Christmas carols. This moving ode to peace was created by Theater Latté Da’s acclaimed artistic director Peter Rothstein with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach, produced in collaboration with Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Posted: Apr-26-2016
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In a July 2018 feature, Playbill highlights the upcoming Off-Broadway run of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. The Off-Broadway debut will take place in November 2018 at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York, with performances scheduled through the end of December. 

Posted: Jul-26-2018
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The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A young German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing Stille Nacht (Silent Night). Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. Re-live this remarkable true story from WWI through the words and songs of the men who lived it. The original cast recording from the highly acclaimed collaboration between Cantus and Theater Latté Da is now available. Enjoy Peter Rothstein's radio musical drama for holiday seasons to come.

Posted: Nov-20-2008
Latest Acclaim

"More extraordinary is the beauty of the songs, shrewdly arranged by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach.... The plangent tenors, lush baritones and rumbling basses are in excellent voice, and when they come together, the sensation is tremendous and the musical chill effect engulfing. I can’t have been the only person who spent the evening in a pretty much constant state of horripilation. The show is a lesson, if any were needed, in music as a vehicle for emotion. More than the story, it is the music that moves."

— New York Times
Posted: Nov-25-2018
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Posted: Nov-30-2018