Civil War Tickets
Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War is among the best patriotic musicals. It features the American Civil War through the perspective of Union and Confederate soldiers, slaves, abolitionists and their families. The musical has been supervised by theatre giants such as Jeff Calhoun, Jack Murphy, Gregory Boyd and Frank Wildhorn. Over the years, it has been nominated for various awards. Ford’s Theatre is now premiering Freedom’s Song in honor of the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination at the venue. So grab Civil War tickets and get the chance to witness this brilliant peek into nation’s past.
Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War is one of the best musical revivals of all time. This patriotic show chronicles the Civil War. The audience get to witness it from the Confederate, Union, slave and Abraham Lincoln’s perspective.
From Texas premier to D.C.
Freedom’s Song had its world premiere in Houston, Texas, at the Alley Theatre in fall 1998. Back then, it was bannered under the title The Civil War.
By the spring of next year, it opened at the St. James Theatre on Broadway. This is where it received critical acclaim and appreciation by the audience of all ages for its historic exploration.
At the turn of the millennium, The Civil War went on a US wide tour. It was renamed, For the Glory: The Civil War Musical in Gettysburg for performances at the Majestic Theatre in Pennsylvania. Just before its current reiteration, it premiered at the Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. in 2009.
A glimpse into history with music
Over the years, Freedom’s Song has garnered widespread positive reviews for its reinvigoration of the nation’s proud history and moments. The musical was reworked to cut down on the number of actors and now one actor plays three to four different characters. The costumes, scenery, set and language have been given extra detail to keep them authentic.
The show also includes a list of hit musical numbers that have been penned down by Frank Wildhorn. Some of these include “Freedom’s Child”, “The Honor of Your Name”, “Candle in the Window” and “Brother, My Brother” among others. This musical is a beautiful example of an amalgamation of rhythm & blues, rock, country, folk and gospel music.
The stories of common man and Honest Abe’s speeches
The musical features historical speeches of Abraham Lincoln. Along with Honest Abe, the Confederate Sergeant and the Union Private bring to stage their own versions of the Civil War. Apart from them, the show also introduces the audience to a new arrangement of common folk.
As the musical opens, The Storyteller of the modern times begins to narrate the events that cause, fueled and eventually ended the American Civil War. Stories of slaves, housekeepers, abolitionists and soldiers on both sides are presented with accurate facts but in a fictionalized tone.
Creative team and actors behind Freedom’s Song
The music for Freedom’s Song has been written by the renowned composer Frank Wildhorn. His success is marked by musicals such as Wonderland, Jekyll & Hyde, Wonderland and Whitney Houston’s hit international chart-topper, “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?”
Wildhorn, along with Gregory Boyd, have also worked on the book for the musical. The lyrics have been provided by Jack Murphy. Freedom’s Song, the revamped and revived version, has been directed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director, Jeff Calhoun. The music director and military choreographer are Michael T. Sebastian and David Leong, respectively.
The cast for the musical includes notable names such as Carolyn Agan, Ashley D. Buster, Gregory Maheu, Kevin McAllister, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton, Darren Ritchie and Jason Wooten among others.
150th Anniversary show!
A hundred and fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford’s Theatre in 1865. To commemorate this occasion, Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War is opening for spring 2015 at the prestigious venue. So grab Civil War tickets and enjoy the show.