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FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW!
Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German Soldier stepped in No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht” (Silent Night) This show is about an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music and peace. It’s a true story told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.
ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
BY PETER ROTHSTEIN
MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS BY ERICK LICHTE
& TIMOTHY C. TAKACH
DIRECTED BY PETER SHEA KIERST
MUSIC DIRECTION BY AARON HOWE
DECEMBER 20–25, 2017
KESHET PERFORMANCE SPACE ▪ 4121 CUTLER AVE NE
FROM LAST YEAR'S CAST: BRENNAN FOSTER, KELLY O'KEEFE,
JONATHAN GALLEGOS, PHILIP SHORTELL,
TIMOTHY MACALPINE, DAVE MCDOWELL
ALSO BACK FOR A 3RD YEAR - TRUMPETERS: DON JACKSON & JOHN SCOTT
Kelly O'Keefe is honored to be one of the newest Muthas, and to be starting out as a company member with such an incredible show. He's been seen with Mother Road as "Call Me" Ishmael in MOBY DICK, and as Jim in PIRATES!. Other favorite roles include Bilbo Baggins in THE HOBBIT, both Dromios in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and William Barfée in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, in which he met his wonderful wife Kelsey Ann (also a Mother Roader). Hope this season brings you the peace it brought the soldiers on that special night in 1914.
Brennan Foster is a Mutha and made his Mother Road debut in ENCHANTED APRIL and is grateful to be part of this co-production. He grew up performing with boys' and school choirs and last sang onstage as the ghastly Mr. Sowerberry in Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre's production of OLIVER! -- and as Hamlet in JAMES CADY'S HAMLET(!) He next returns to the Vortex stage in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. Happy holidays!
Phil Shortell's prior Albuquerque roles include: Al Lewis THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Cosme McMoon SOUVENIR, Andrew Makepeace III LOVE LETTERS, Joe Keller ALL MY SONS, Harry Himmelfarb MEN OF MAH JONGH, John Twohig IS LIFE WORTH LIVING, at The Adobe; Mushnik LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at The Aux Dog; King Claudius JIM CADY’S HAMLET; Marley/Christmas Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Captain JACK JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, Priest GOOD PEOPLE, Sherriff Hartman THE FRONT PAGE Willy Loman DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Vortex.
Phil is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has appeared on ABC’s Killer Women, AMC’s Better Call Saul and in locally shot films.
Jonathan Gallegos is thrilled to aid in the telling of this meaningful story. Jon is a graduate of Vocal Performance from New Mexico State University, and is currently at UNM pursuing a Bachelors of Nursing. Some favorite performances include: ROCKY HORROR LIVE (Frankfurter), WHITE CHRISTMAS (Bob Wallace), and LES MISERABLES (Marius). In his free time you will find him teaching voice lessons and instructing group fitness. As always, thank you to family and friends for your constant support.
Tim MacAlpine made his Mother Road debut in ALL IS CALM 2 years ago. He has been dancing, singing and acting in Albuquerque since 1997. His love of vocal music began in elementary school but really blossomed with the discovery of barbershop harmony in 1998. Tim has enjoyed singing close harmony ever since including eight wonderful years singing with the local barbershop quartet The Summit. Not surprisingly his theatre career has consisted mostly of musical productions. Most recently he has performed in CURTAINS at the Adobe Theater, ALICE IN WONDERLAND with Enchanted Rose Theater and JAME’S CADY’S HAMLET at the MST Black Box. Thanks to Diane for all her loving support.