I first posted this musical review last year, but I just had to again this Christmastime. It’s such a wonderful story and it’s especially meaningful to me personally this year. I hope that all my readers who celebrate Christmas have a happy, peaceful, and inspiring one (just like the spirit of this story); and to everyone else I wish happiness and peace this holiday season. Merry Christmas!
Some of the world’s most moving stories are those based on true events; real stories re-imagined in ways that celebrate our humanity, acknowledge our losses, and educate through our failings. This past Thursday night, I was fortunate enough to experience such a story at the debut performance of “The Child”. A musical production staged by my friend’s church, “The Child” was an original story inspired by the World War I Christmas truce and created entirely by members of the church. Because of the wonderfully relevant subject matter of the musical, I was really looking forward to attending. I’m sure the 1914 Christmas truce is on a lot of people’s minds this holiday season, and it has certainly been on mine.
My ticket and program for the evening’s show
Although there was an appalling snowstorm on Thursday, I managed to make it to the church, and it was lovely to see that…
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