All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Photo credit Dan Norman

Photo credit Dan Norman


All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Written by Peter Rothstein
Vocal Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Erick Lichte

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.

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“A beautiful musical recounting of a World War I cease-fire of gifts, poetry, and melody.” The New York Times

“Hands down, the most emotionally moving Christmas show I’ve ever seen.” - Theatermania

“The exquisitely performed All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 is reaching out intimately and powerfully to audiences…a brilliant show that you should see immediately.”
- The Daily Beast

“A heartbreaking tribute to the men, who, in defiance of their commanders had the courage to affirm their common humanity.”  - The New Yorker

“All is Calm puts a human face on WWI” – San Francisco Globe

“One of the top live events for Christmas in North America.”
– BBC Music Magazine 

 “All is Calm—a theatrical concert—feeds our need for heroes, gives space to our dreams for human nobility, allows us to approach the enigma of Christmas and puzzle over the miracle that has stopped enemies from killing each other for one day.”
– Minneapolis Star Tribune

“It’s not only an outstanding piece of musical theater, but a brilliantly executed production that understands that its power comes from its simplicity.”
– St. Paul Pioneer Press