ALL IS CALM
THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
BY PETER ROTHSTEIN
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
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.
In the second production of our series commemorating WWI, we bring you the Australian premiere of All is Calm, by Peter Rothstein with musical arrangements by Ericke Lichte and Timothy C Takach. An entirely male cast tell the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce through words from letters and poems of the soldiers who were there and through the a Capella harmonies of the Christmas songs they sung.
This production is a moving celebration of the human spirit and the power of music to connect us even in our darkest hour.
All Is Calm is an ensemble piece featuring 9-15 male actors/singers with stage ages of 16-40 years old. These men all have equal parts. The score is entirely a Capella and a good standard of singing is essential. An ability to pick up accents and dialects will be well regarded.
Thursday 21st December @ 8pm
Friday 22nd December @ 8pm
Saturday 23rd December @ 3pm & 8pm
THE GOODWOOD INSTITUTE
166 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood SA 5034
Rehearsals will take place at Scotch College Adelaide.
Sunday 15th October 11am - 4pm
Sunday 22nd October 11am - 4pm
Sunday 29th October 11am - 4pm
Sunday 5th November 11am - 4pm
Sunday 12th November 11am - 4pm
Sunday 19th November 11am - 4pm
Sunday 26th November 11am - 4pm
Sunday 3rd December 11am - 4pm
Sunday 10th December 11am - 4pm
Sunday 17th December 11am - 4pm
(proposed intensive weekend Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October.)
Auditions will take place on Sunday 27th of August at Scotch College. Auditions are by appointment, using the trybooking link below. If you can not make the audition day, please apply and let us know, and we will try and make alternative arrangements.
At the audition you will be asked to: