The Civil War - 2020

The Civil War at Leawood Stage Company

March 26-29, 2020

Directed by Tim Braselton

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.