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    A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION by Paula Vogel

    Presented by at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

    November 13 - December 13, 2009


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    A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION by Paula Vogel

    It is Christmas Eve, 1864 - the coldest Washington, D.C. has seen in years. As the national conflict threatens to divide the country forever, President and Mrs. Lincoln prepare for the holiday, a young rebel appeals to a Union blacksmith for mercy, and an escaped slave searches for her missing daughter as she journeys to freedom. Their stories and others interweave into a moving tapestry of collective American experience in this new play with...

    It is Christmas Eve, 1864 - the coldest Washington, D.C. has seen in years. As the national conflict threatens to divide the country forever, President and Mrs. Lincoln prepare for the holiday, a young rebel appeals to a Union blacksmith for mercy, and an escaped slave searches for her missing daughter as she journeys to freedom. Their stories and others interweave into a moving tapestry of collective American experience in this new play with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive). This instant family classic is the perfect alternative to Dickens' A Christmas Carol  - a distinctly American holiday event that will feature artists from throughout the Boston community as well as local choirs singing before each show.

    "Holiday entertainment of the most deeply satisfying kind! Ambitious in scope and generous in spirit. An enduring piece of theatre for Christmases yet to come." - The Boston Globe


    Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

    264 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Admission Info:
    $20-$82.50 $25 "35 Below" tickets for patrons 35 years and younger (valid I.D. required). $5 senior and military discounts. $10 Subscriber and B.U. Community discounts. $20 back row of the balcony (limited availability) $15 student rush seats (available two hours before curtain time for each performance)


    General Day and Time Info:
    Fri. 11/13 @ 8pm
    Sat. 11/14 @ 8pm
    Sun. 11/15 @ 7pm
    Tues. 11/17 @ 7:30pm*
    Wed. 11/18 @ 7pm - Opening Night
    Thurs. 11/19 @ 7:30pm*
    Fri. 11/20 @ 8pm
    Sat. 11/21 @ 2pm & 8pm
    Sun. 11/22 @ 2pm & 7pm
    Mon. 11/23 @ 7:30pm
    Tues. 11/24 @ 7:30pm*
    Fri. 11/27 @ 2pm & 7:30pm
    Sat. 11/28 @ 2pm & 8pm
    Sun. 11/29 @ 2pm
    Tues. 12/1 @ 7:30pm
    Wed. 12/2 @ 7:30pm
    Thurs. 12/3 @ 7:30pm
    Fri. 12/4 @ 8pm
    Sat. 12/5 @ 2pm & 8pm
    Sun. 12/6 @ 2pm*
    Tues. 12/8 @ 7:30pm
    Wed. 12/9 @ 2pm* & 7:30pm
    Thurs. 12/10 @ 7:30pm
    Fri. 12/11 @ 8pm
    Sat. 12/12 @ 2pm & 8pm
    Sun. 12/13 @ 2pm

    *Related special events FREE with the purchase of a ticket:

    Tues. 11/17 @ 7:30pm* - Playwright's Forum

    Thurs. 11/19 @ 7:30pm* - Out & About Club: G.L.B.T. audience members are invited to a post-show party at the theatre.

    Tues. 11/24 @ 7:30pm* - Actor's Forum: Participating members of the cast take questions after the performance.

    Sun. 12/6 @ 2pm* - Humanities Forum: A lively post-performance session on the historical and literary context of the show.

    Wed. 12/9 @ 2pm* - Actor's Forum: Participating members of the cast take questions after the performance.

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    • Event Name: A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION by Paula Vogel
      4 out of 5 stars rating "Theater Goer"
      Review posted by: Jayne Rhode Island from RI, Dec 16, 2009

      I enjoyed this performance very much. The singing was great. I did like the "horse" it took talent to duplicate the horses actions! I thought the second half was a bit long. All in all, it was well... Expand

    • Event Name: A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION by Paula Vogel
      4.5 out of 5 stars rating "Our whole family loved it!"
      Review posted by: mom from Beverly, MA, Dec 16, 2009

      Lot's of talent on the stage. Great for our family with elementary aged kids.

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