Richard L. Sprecker
Oh, What A Lovely War!
by Theatre Workshop
A musical telling of the events and people from World War One, it was fitting that this production was performed at one of the few museums in the world dedicated to the memory of this war. Installed into a performance venue not normally accustomed to stage shows, it was a great experience and an entertaining production.
UMKC Theatre and Kansas City Actors Theatre Co-Production
Liberty Memorial, WW1 Museum, Kansas City
Directed by Barry Kyle
Set Design by Erin Walley
Lighting Design by Richard L. Sprecker
Costume Design by Suzanne Mann
Sound Design by Ryan M. Hall
Projections Design by SeifAllah Cristobal
Photography by Charles Stonewall
Our MC leads the corps of Pierrot clowns in a rousing number to start the show.
These secret police talk innocently about Arch Duke Ferdinad.
Just before everything breaks loose.
The impromptu cease-fire in the trenches during Christmas, where the English soldiers sang songs and gave gifts to the Germans.
A performance amidst the crisis.
Impassioned voices speak out against the conflict.
No need for a sad mood, dance with us!
The Irish soldiers hiding out in a bunker in No Man's Land.
The Irish meet their bitter end on the landscape of No Man's Land.
Clergy and nurses bless the next round of soldiers going off to fight.
The nurses sing and pray for the safe return of the fighting men.
One last song, one moment to reflect, as the poppy petals fall.