The Civil War
A stunning retrospective of the emotional landscape of a nation at war
The Civil War is based on historical accounts; this stunning retrospective covers the emotional landscape of a nation at war. This epic thematic revue puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history. It explores the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life. It also examines the lives of the sweethearts and families whom they left behind, as well as the hopes and fears of slaves. This musical passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor, and faith.
While unable to perform in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our cast put together a beautiful collection of their hard work. Check it out!
Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling and awe-inspiring “dramatic theatrical concert.” The original Broadway production was nominated for multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and features an unforgettable score filled with Gospel, Country, Rock and Folk by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, and Bonnie & Clyde).
The Leawood Stage Company is delighted to welcome back Tim Braselton who directed A Little Night Music and directed the music for many other productions for LSC.
Cast & production team
Director, musical director – Tim Braselton
Stage Manager – Sonia Jacobson
Dramaturg – Nick “Panda” Coombes
Choreography – Morgan Butler
Scenic Projections – Conor Tierney
Anderson/Cyrus Stevens – Rod Chapin
Autolycus – Ray Ettinger
Bill – Austin Stang
Benjamin – Hewleek McKoy
Clayton – Jacques Davidson
Confederate Captain – Matthew Henrickson
Mrs Bixby – Bridget Pfeiffer
Nathaniel/Patrick – Griffin Gray
Pierce – Steven James
Sam Taylor/McEwan – James Azeltine
Sarah – Kelli Mattison
Union Captain – John Vandevoort
Union Soldier – Cameron Gunter
Freed Slave – Zach Lofland
Southern Belles/Nurses – Debbie Blinn, Corrine Bakker, Alyssa Hershel, Kelsey Nichols
Mrs. Bixby’s Son/Regimental Drummer – Sebastion Gonzalez
Featured Ensemble – Olivia Keller
Join us for this stunning look at history!
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