A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration

by Paula Vogel
Music by Daryl Waters
Directed by Elizabeth VanDyke
November 29 - December 9, 2018
Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 10 minute intermission
Reccomended Ages: PG
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre
Co-sponsored by UCHI

The Saturday, December 8th 2pm performance will be ASL interpreted.  

Christmas, 1864. With the nation at war, it is not a silent night. All is not peaceful or bright. On one side of the Potomac, an escaped slave hurries her daughter toward the capital and freedom. On the other side, a young Confederate runs away from home with hopes of joining the fight. In the capital, Mrs. Lincoln is in desperate need of the perfect gift for her husband Abe. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel creates a historical and musical masterpiece in A Civil War Christmas, one that is uniquely American. In the shadow of our own partisan divide, can the nation put aside its differences and share in the hope and generosity the Christmas season has to offer, and the promise of Christmas future?

The Civil War: Then and Now 

A Post-Performance Discussion
Saturday December 8 following the 2:00pm matinee performance
Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair of American History
Michael Bradford, Artistic Director/Department Chair of Dramatic Arts
Forrest McClendon, Tony Award-nominee and cast of "A Civil War Christmas"
Co-sponsored by UCHI 


Scenic Design / Anna Brewster
Lighting Design / Matt Lazarus
Costume Design / Corey Brittain
Sound Design / Mitchell Prescott
Music Director / Paul Feyer
Associate Music Director & Pianist / Ken Clark
Dramaturg / Lizz Mangan
Stage Manager / Caitlin O'Rourke*


Hannah/Chorus / Angela Hunt
Hay/Chorus / Tristan Rewald
Mary Surratt/Chorus / Carly Polistina
Black Soldier/Chorus / Aaron Bantum*
Decatur Bronson / Forrest McClendon*
Abraham Lincoln/Chorus / Rob Barnes
Nicholai/Chorus / Nikolai Fernandez
Mary Todd Lincoln/Chorus / Erin Cessna
Ely Parker/Chorus / Sebastian Nagpal
Elizabeth Keckley/Chorus / Alex Campbell
Lamon/Chorus / Nicholas Greika
Ulysses S. Grant/Chorus / Bryan Mittelstadt
Rose / Tabatha Gayle*
Raz/Chorus / Kristen Wolfe
Clara Barton/Chorus / Pearl Matteson
Jessa / Deanna Hepple

*Appears Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Bag Policy

No backpacks, laptops, or briefcases are permitted inside CRT theatres. Only bags smaller than 12" x 6" x 12" will be permitted inside. Patrons with over-sized or prohibited items will be asked to return them to their vehicles or discard them. An exception will be made for medically necessary items. Over-sized and prohibited items are unable to be stored at the theatre.