Baltimore Center Stage: Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration
Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration
November 19–December 22
  • By Paula Vogel
  • Directed by Rebecca Taichman
  • Choreographed by Liz Lerman

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel spins a musical tale of hope and forgiveness. It’s a bitterly cold Christmas Eve in 1864 and all along the Potomac, from the White House to the battlefields, friends and foes alike find their lives strangely and poetically intertwined. Weaving together carols, and folk songs, this “beautifully stitched tapestry of American lives” (The New York Times) is sure to become a new holiday classic for the entire family.


Chester Saunders, John Surratt, Moses Levy

Creative Team




Music Director

Scenic & Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Associate Choreographer

Dialect Consultant

Production Dramaturg

Casting Director

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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"A soaring production at Center Stage couldn't be more welcome or relevant."— The Baltimore Sun
"Ingenious...Terrific…A beautiful two-hour package." — The Washington Post
"Truly inspiring and uniquely heartwarming."— DC Metro Theater Arts
"It is everything you would want in a holiday show. "— DC Theatre Scene
"A Civil War Christmas is America’s Christmas Carol and should be seen by everyone this holiday season."— MD Theatre Guide
In the News
The Baltimore Sun — Center Stage presents vibrant, affecting production of 'A Civil War Christmas'
The Washington Post — Paula Vogel’s ingenious ‘Civil War Christmas’ opens...
MD Theatre Guide — Theatre Review: ‘A Civil War Christmas’ at Center Stage
DC Metro Theater Arts — ‘A Civil War Christmas’ at CENTERSTAGE
DC Theatre Scene — A Civil War Christmas