The Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914

A remarkable true story from World War I along the Western Front. During a pause in combat, a lone soldier risks everything when he steps into No Man’s Land and sings “Silent Night.” All Is Calm relives the astounding moment in history when Allied troops and German soldiers laid down their arms on Christmas Eve to celebrate the holiday. They exchanged food and gifts, played football and sang Christmas carols. The truce was unofficial and unsanctioned, and the men were ordered back to fight for four more bloody years.

A beautifully profound a capella choral opera, All Is Calm is a testament to humanity and unity, and features actual letters from soldiers during the war alongside familiar holiday and patriotic music from the countries engaged in World War I. This family-friendly production will feature all-local talent and is a celebration of our ability to overcome obstacles when we decide to work together.

Print Synopsis

“What would happen I wonder, if the armies suddenly and simultaneously went on strike?”

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 re-lives an astounding moment in history when Allied forces and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together, sharing food and drink, singing carols, and playing soccer on Christmas Day 1914. This heartrending retelling weaves first-hand accounts by World War I soldiers together with music including patriotic tunes, trench songs, and Christmas carols.

This dramatic re-telling contains poetry, diary entries, war documents and letters written by thirty World War I figures. The historic documents are interspersed with iconic World War I songs and Christmas carols. Don't miss this award-winning original that has been seen and heard around the globe.