The Civil War - 2020
The Civil War at Leawood Stage Company
An important update from the board:
In light of the need for social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Leawood Stage Company is sad to announce that we find it necessary to cancel “The Civil War” in order to keep our patrons safe from possible exposure. Every day the numbers of cases in Johnson County rise and we need to do everything possible to stop the spread. At this time we do not feel that we will be able to reschedule the production for a later spring date.
We hope to produce this moving and beautiful show at a much later date. We thank the cast and crew for all of their hard work to date. Their voices at rehearsals have been amazing, so it is very difficult for us to make this announcement. Please congratulate them on their hard work and encourage them in this time.
All tickets purchased to date will be fully refunded.
We hope that by our summer show, “The Drowsy Chaperone” in July, the world will be healthy again. Please check back with us soon for future announcements.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support,
The Leawood Stage Company and the City of Leawood
March 26-29, 2020
Directed by Tim Braselton
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
Director, musical director - Tim Braselton
Stage Manager - Sonia Jacobson
Dramaturg - Nick "Panda" Coombes
Choreography - Morgan Butler
Scenic Projections - Conor Tierney
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.
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 Civil War calls for a large, predominantly male cast, while the score provides many solo opportunities for both male and female singers of all ages. We encourage performers of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, ability levels, and experience to audition.
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.
This show begins the 22nd season of Leawood Stage Company performances, to be performed in the Lodge at Ironwoods Park March 26-29, 2020. Be part of this fabulous community theatre experience.