Chamberlain – A Civil War Romance
CHAMBERLAIN – A CIVIL WAR ROMANCE debuted on the MSMT stage 18 years ago. For this season’s updated version of the musical, we enlisted the creative team from last year’s Les Miserables to rework the complex and epic story of Civil War hero Joshua Lawrence and his wife, Fanny. Against a backdrop of thrilling music, grand battle scenes and a compelling romance, the newly revised CHAMBERLAIN explores his heroic participation in the Battle of Gettysburg and his impact on the State of Maine. Don’t miss the colossal stage sets, period costumes and the true story of a life lived more than a hundred years ago yet still relevant today.
Music by STEVEN M. ALPER
Book & Lyrics by SARAH KNAPP
Reenactments of Civil War encampments (sponsored by Hancock Lumber) will take place outside the theatre at each show, weather permitting.
“An endeavor of epic proportions that delivers spectacle, emotion, and inspiration in equal measure…” – Broadway World
“With an epic story, soaring score and stunning costumes, [Chamberlain] captures and breathes life into the biography of Maine’s Civil War hero…”
– Portland Press Herald
“The performance is remarkable…” – The Times Record
“A thoroughly compelling narrative and engaging melodic score.” – The Forecaster
“[As Chamberlain] James Patterson truly takes command of the stage…” – The Cryer
“…epic with elegance, energy, and reverence.” – The Portland Phoenix