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THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS ALL IS CALM – THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
News Release
Thursday, November 29, 2018

GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS - The Grand 1894 Opera House presents a heartrending retelling of Christmas, 1914 when the Allied forces and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate – together – Christmas in All is Calm - The Christmas Truce of 1914. The performance is set for Sunday, December 9 at 4pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com.

This performance showcases the powerful historic event and astounding moment during World War I when –together – the Allied forces and German soldiers laid down their weapons to celebrate Christmas Day, 1914. Together, they shared food and drink, sang carols and played soccer. All Is Calm weaves together the first-hand accounts relayed by WWI soldiers with patriot music, trench songs and Christmas carols, and “puts a human face on WWI – San Francisco Globe..” In addition, “this beautiful jewel has been made brighter, more precious in the best sense of the word. What is unchanged is its quiet power to illustrate peace on Earth.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune. This performance is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts. Local media support is provided by the Houston Chronicle.

Single tickets are now on sale. Contact The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand at www.thegrand.com. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice Street in Galveston's historic downtown Cultural Arts District and recognized as "The Official Opera House of the State of Texas.” All major credit cards accepted.





The Grand 1894 Opera House


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