Blues/Gospel Musical The Civil War at Ford's Theatre
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The last date listed for The Civil War was Sunday May 24, 2009 / 2:30pm.
Currently at Ford's Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $42.00 - $52.00
- Our Price:
- $22.00 - $27.00
One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s, Violet has wowed critics and audiences alike with its powerful story and its energetic, toe-tapping gospel, rock, country and R&B score by Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change). Set in the Deep South during the early days of the civil rights movement, Violet tells the touching story of a young woman accidentally scarred by her father as a child. Hoping that a TV evangelist can cure her, Violet embarks on a long bus ride from her sleepy North Carolina town through Memphis to Oklahoma. She meets two young soldiers along the way who teach her about love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, this Ford's Theatre production is directed and choreographed by Tony-nominated Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies). Learn More
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Dave Linn
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It was a bit cheesy. The singing was incredible; but the songs were a bit much. Also, we didn't like how they displayed post-Civil War photos (Obama, etc.) It became a play about the Civil War set in the present. That doesn't make sense.
Technically, it was amazing. The lighting/audio/video was neat.
<p>Book and Lyrics by Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd, and Jack Murphy
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Directed by Jeff Calhoun
Ford’s Theatre is proud to present The Civil War, a musical tribute that puts a human face on an American tragedy. A landscape of the people, voices and sentiments of the American Civil War, this song-cycle is inspired by the words of Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln as well as the lives (as documented through letters, photographs, and journals) of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.
Drawing from the American musical genres of rock, country, gospel, folk, and rhythm and blues, The Civil War combines the stories of Union and Confederate soldiers, slaves, abolitionists and veterans. The production is staged in a concert-like setting with a live seven-piece band and vocalists who sing of freedom and patriotism.</p>