Through new arrangements of European carols and war-songs, "All Is Calm" recalls the remarkable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers in No Man's Land on Christmas, 1914. More…
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.
See it if Beautifully rendered choral oratorio surrounding horrors of WWI Personalized portraits of soldiers well wrought & moving Artfully vocalized
Don't see it if Pacing can slow as Christmas "truce" approaches True horrors of war only glancingly told but still forceful Any faults minimal at best
See it if Powerful reminder about war.Very effective acapella singing. All male cast of 10 each performing 2 or more roles.75 minutes. MORE
Don't see it if No female roles ...Partner not as enthused...Seats at Sheen not modernized for raking but double armrests are great.. 75 minutes
See it if Sentimental historical holiday wartime journey told only through affecting song.Beautifully blended all-male chorale of both Brits & Germans
Don't see it if No plot. No set. Just emotional all-male singing. Try not to shed tears during "Silent Night." A little over an hour.
See it if you enjoy a very moving play based on a real story about soldiers and a Christmas truce during WWI. Simple but wonderful staging.
Don't see it if you have no heart or like comedy only.
See it if Deeply moving true WW1 story told thru song, letters, evocative staging. Music a pastiche of the era, plus traditional Christmas-lovely all.
Don't see it if Don't like a cappella choral work, war stories, or need more plot/production. This is 75mins of letting yourself fall under its spell.
See it if You like beautiful songs and singing with a historic story behind it.
Don't see it if You don't like a loose story based around excellent singing
See it if True story of WWI Christmas truce told through popular period songs and Christmas carols in four-part harmony (some in German).
Don't see it if You don’t like Christmas music or celebrate this holiday. You aren’t interested in a historical story told mostly in music.
See it if ~1.25 hrs of complete, uninterrupted harmony. Equally matched, sonorous, golden voices. No weak links. No jokey voices or dumb characters.
Don't see it if you expect more external conflict; prefer your holiday fare more commercial/gaudy/kid-friendly, with more kicklines & corny dad jokes.
See it if You like inspirational true stories, esp the Christmas Truce. The multipart harmony songs are interwoven w soldiers' quotes.
Don't see it if You want a narrative play. Its 65 minutes.
Also This is truly worth seeing if you like WWI songs and Christmas Carols
See it if A Capella singing by a great ensemble of 10 men who play different roles, how singing led to a brief truce between soldiers on diff. sides
Don't see it if Simple dark staging that reflects the darkness of war; due to accents may be hard to understand brief spoken bits between songs*
See it if A must see for those who enjoy a historical story told through incredible choral singing. Beautiful and moving theater experience.
Don't see it if Do not see if you expect a full musical or prefer dramas without music.
See it if you like excellent a cappella choral singing with an interesting theme about an historical wartime incident.
Don't see it if dislike a cappella choral singing, a play that is somewhat slow and is emotionally uninvolving when the content calls for such involvement.
See it if You're up for a touching, heartfelt & true WW I tale told through period songs by a terrific a cappella cast. Terrific voices & performances
Don't see it if No reason not to unless you dislike a cappella male choruses or need an actual narrative script.
See it if You find intriguing a junior high school pageant with very high production values. This fully achieves its intentions.
Don't see it if You want a play, not a pageant. There is no drama, no character development, that's not their goal, and they please the audience.
See it if You would like beautiful singing and a touching story from actual soldiers' letters. Minimal but effective staging. Perfect holiday show.
Don't see it if You are looking for a big production or a fully developed storyline following a few characters.
See it if you want to hear great acapella singing, with beautiful voices telling a heartbreaking story about war.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy acapella singing and would prefer more interaction between the actors.
See it if you love a masterful blend of male voices singing beautiful and uncommon songs to tell an important story
Don't see it if you're more interested in dialog or don't like smoke effects
See it if If you want an historical, uplifting take on humanity and war. Without gimmicks it tells a poignant story. You will think about then and now
Don't see it if You are looking for glitz, glamour and plot.
See it if if you want to be deeply touched as you experience the remarkable story of WWI soldiers on both sides singing together on Christmas.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals (as I once thought about my own preferences - but no more); or if you are not interested in the history of WWI
See it if Charming, simple, tale of soldiers on the front lines calling a truce for Christmas, and learning to see each other as humans like them.
Don't see it if you would not enjoy a simple production of beautiful acapella singing that will lift your spirits
See it if you like male a capella singing and historical Christmas stories and can put up with unfortunately over blown amplification..
Don't see it if you think the Christmas truce has been overplayed or you prefer to hear a capella singing in an intimate space without amplification.
See it if If you want to see heavenly singing (mostly of Christmas and patriotic songs, British and German alike), and learn of a true event in 1914.
Don't see it if You want a true drama (this more choral piece than play) and would rather not hear well-worn Christmas and other tunes.
See it if you love a capella singing. you love hearing stories of military men, you love inspirational stories, you are anti-war
Don't see it if you want a story line, you want action,you don't like singing