All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

 Photo credit George Byron Griffiths

Photo credit George Byron Griffiths

 
 

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.


“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 


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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