A Civil War Christmas:An American Musical Celebration opened on Thursday night at Oddfellows Playhouse. The production is a collaboration between CT Heritage Productions and Oddfellows Playhouse, bringing a multi-generational cast together to tell this story.
It is a different show than you might expect to see onstage around the holidays. It is a play, with music - not a musical. Traditional carols and other popular folk songs and hymns of the time serve to weave together a series of vignettes of characters, both historical and fictional, to tell the story of Christmas 1864.
It is a play that contains history, thought, heartbreak and humor. It is not saccharine sweet holiday-fare, but thoughtful and thought-provoking. It is history, so yes, you might be cynical and say "I know how it ends", but what it does offer in ending is not fact, but hope. And isn't hope something we all could use a little more of these days?
We hope you'll join us.
A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration
by Paula Vogel
Music by Daryl Waters
Made possible by CT Humanities,
Middletown Commission on the Arts
Eli Cannon's Tap Room & many CT Heritage Production Donors
Friday December 7 - 7:30pm
Saturday December 8 - 7:30pm
Thursday December 13 - 7:30pm - JUST ADDED!
Friday December 14 - 7:30pm
Saturday December 15 - 7:30pm
$15 Adults / $8 Students & Seniors
860-347-6143 or www.oddfellows.org
The reservations are getting pretty full. So we recommend calling in advance to order tickets. 860-347-6143.