The Civil War: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Civil War explores the American Civil War through a series of songs and vignettes. The musical touches on themes of freedom, sacrifice, love, and the human cost of war. It highlights the personal stories and struggles of individuals caught up in the conflict, shedding light on the emotional toll it took on families and communities. The Civil War provides a musical glimpse into the complex tapestry of the era, ultimately emphasizing the enduring hope for a better future and the belief in the power of unity and reconciliation.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1860s / USA

Creative Team

Music/Book: Frank Wildhorn

Lyrics: Jack Murphy

Book: Gregory Boyd

Cast Albums

Studio Cast (1998)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1990s, America, Country, Dramatic, Gospel, Historical, Political, True Story, War

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