The Civil War

St. James Theatre

Previews Began: March 23, 1999

Opening Night: April 22, 1999

Closing Night: June 13, 1999

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Music: Frank Wildhorn

Lyrics: Jack Murphy

Book: Gregory Boyd

Frank Wildhorn

Sojourner Truth, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman, Sullivan Ballou, Frederick Douglass, Hanna Ropes, R.E. Lee, Henry Kyd Douglas of the 2nd Virginia), Henry Pearson of the 6th New Hampshire, and others tell of the horrors, loneliness and tragedies that made up the American civil war.

Musical Numbers

A House Divided…………………………….The Citizens
Freedom’s Child…………………..Frederick Douglass,
                                                Abolitionists
By the Sword/Sons of Dixie……………..The Armies
Tell My Father………………………Private Sam Taylor
The Peculiar Institution…………………The Enslaved
If Prayin’ Were Horses………………….Clayton Toler,
                                                           Bessie Toler
Greenback……………..Autolycus Fell, Mabel, Violet
Missing You (My Bill)………………….Sarah McEwen
Judgment Day…………………….Captain Billy Pierce,
                                       Captain Emmett Lochran,
                                                 Private Sam Taylor,
                                                               the Armies
Father, How Long?………………………..Clayton Toler
Someday…..Harriet Jackson, Bessie Toler, Others
I’ll Never Pass This Way
Again…………………………….Corporal Henry Stewart
How Many Devils?……………………………The Armies

Virginia……………………………….Captain Billy Pierce
Candle in the Window………………..Harriet Jackson
Oh! Be Joyful!………………………………Autolycus Fell,
                                    Sergeant Byron Richardson,
                                               Private Conrad Bock,
                                        Private Elmore Hotchkiss
The Hospital…………….Mrs. Bixby, Union Soldiers,
                                    Nurse, Clayton Toler
If Prayin’ Were Horses (Reprise)……Clayton Toler,
                                                          Bessie Toler
River Jordan……………..Benjamin Reynolds, Others
Sarah…………………………Corporal William McEwen
The Honor of Your Name…………….Sarah McEwen
Greenback (Reprise)…………..Autolycus Fell, Violet
Northbound Train……….Captain Emmett Lochran
Last Waltz for Dixie…………….Captain Billy Pierce,
                                               Confederate Soldiers
The Glory…………………..Captain Emmett Lochran,
                                                 Frederick Douglass,
                                                 Benjamin Reynolds,
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