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A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration

November 29-December 23, 2018

Written by Paula Vogel, Directed by Deidra LaWan Starnes

It’s 1864 and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. “History lessons and holiday warmth sit cozily alongside each other” (The New York Times) in this pageant of carols by Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Indecent. Stories of many intertwining lives– spanning from the battlegrounds of Northern Virginia to the halls of the White House– demonstrate that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. This “rich and moving play with music” (Variety) is a treat the whole family will enjoy.

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Captioned Performances

1st Stage will offer captions at select performances. Dates to be announced soon.

Audio Described Performances

1st Stage will offer audio description at the following performances:

Saturday, December 8 at 2:00pm

Community Conversations

Connecting the community through artwork, stories, and conversation. Join us for discussions surrounding the themes of our plays and the impact of these stories on the community beyond our walls.

Note: All Community Conversations are offered free of charge. To attend a performance you must purchase a ticket or a subscription.

PRE-SHOW COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

The pre-show discussion series illuminates facets of each 1st Stage production that shape your adventure with the play from the beginning. Learn from community leaders and 1st Stage artists and head into each show with a new framework for your experience.

POST-SHOW COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

The classic and beloved Community Conversations series connects the community through artwork, stories, and conversation. Join us for discussions surrounding the themes of our plays and the impact of these stories on the community beyond our walls.

Special Events

Community Events

As the cultural hub of the Tysons region, 1st Stage provides space to community groups to produce their own work.

Gershwin in Hollywood: Love Walked In 
October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

They’re back! 1st Stage is thrilled to again host vocalist Lesley Hamilton and pianist Eric Levin, this time to celebrate some of the greatest songs of America’s quintessential composer, George Gershwin, and his lyricist brother, Ira, as featured in some of Hollywood’s most memorable movies.

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The Moonlight Cabaret Singers | Death at the Palace Theater
November 3, 2018 at 8:00pm

The Moonlight Cabaret Singers transport the audience back in time to 1932 and backstage at the world renown Palace Theater in New York City. The audience will experience 29 classic tunes, all published prior to 1933. Songs such as It Had to be You, Over There, You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me, and I Can’t Give You Anything But Love. Learn more about the Moonlight Cabaret Singers here.

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Season 2018-2019