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 Lovely music and moods tell an important story. Rich harmonies and familiar songs, sometimes in different languages, show connectivity
Don't see it if You don't want to engage emotionally with a story that is heart warming but also painful.
See it if You like plays with big choruses and traditional songs. Docudramas. Christmas plays in general. This may become a theater Christmas staple.
Don't see it if You do not like Christmas carols and prefer plays that are more based on a characters and a traditional plot than a docudrama can be
See it if you interested in seeing dramatically and musically onstage the real-life truce between German and Allied soldiers one Christmas day in WWI.
Don't see it if you are not interested in WWI patriotic tunes, trench songs, medieval ballads, and Christmas carols along with letter excerpts and poetry.
See it if you'd like to learn about a true WW1 event in the words of soldiers & British poets of the era; you enjoy a cappella singing & Xmas carols
Don't see it if you need more excitement on stage with colorful costumes, dancing, sex appeal; if battlefield scenes bore you; you prefer a romantic comedy
See it if You appreciate great singing. You are interested in a short, but powerful work about a wartime truce during Christmas.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a plot. You dislike a cappella singing, wartime settings, or Christmas carols.
See it if you like shows about historical events (Christmas Truce 1914) or a cappella singing: this one is very moving and the singing is sensational.
Don't see it if you don't like a cappella singing of an all-men's choir with some angelic voices or don't care for musicals about historic events.
See it if You are a fan of great singing and are intrigued by a Christmas, World War I themed show.
Don't see it if You need a big, elaborate production. If you are averse to war/soldier themed shows.
See it if You love a cappella, are interested in the Christmas Truce, want to see a Ken Burns-type show drawn from period music and letters.
Don't see it if You dislike Christmas music.
See it if you want to hear great a cappella male singing, stitched together with bits of narrative (seemingly from soldiers' letters) about WWI.
Don't see it if you object to 70-minute intermission-less plays, or you want to see a full-fledged play with a plot and characters.
See it if You want to listen to ( mostly) xmas songs interwoven with words from letters written by soldiers who made the xmas truce of 1914 possible
Don't see it if You are not into A cappella singing, Christmas music, war stories and plays with no real plots.
See it if You enjoy wonderful harmonies in a musical production with something to say about the waste of war.
Don't see it if You like plays that have happy endings with feel-good themes.
See it if you enjoy WWI stories, very well sung a cappella by 10 men or need a little Christmas spirit through history.Strong vocal arrangement
Don't see it if you need a complex story or traditional book musical. ... you don't like a cappella music well sung/arranged.
See it if Great voices, staging, emotional, a wonderful gift at the holidays. Had a tear and goose bumps.
Don't see it if You don't like men singing in beautiful harmony, simple yet powerful staging. Need a big Broadway Disney musical.
See it if Exceptional singing, amazingly crafted, personal stories from WW1 beautifully told. Overwhelming emotion. Perfect for the holidays.
Don't see it if You want a WW1 story told through today’s music and filters. Others could learn from the honesty of the actual voices from the past.
See it if beautifully sung, staged with simplicity and clarity. a lovely, resonant piece of theatre for the holiday season and beyond.
Don't see it if if you don't like sung-through work and/or new arrangements of European carols and war songs
See it if you want to be transported by a moving (true) story and exceptional singing.
Don't see it if you'd rather miss out on a limited engagement of a powerful, heartwarming theater piece.
See it if You want to be deeply moved by real events dec 1914 and hear excellent a cappella singing and to see actors who look like real people
Don't see it if You get annoyed with heavy accents which makes it difficult to understand the spoken words
See it if You like Historical holiday story. Amazing singing you where you can close your eyes and just listen. Choir like singing. Sad/slow/dark
Don't see it if You don’t want Historical holiday sad story about war. Need more than minimal staging. Want an uplifting holiday show