A Musical
By John Copeland and Len Ballantine
Based on the original concept by Neil W. Leduke

Produced by The Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory

Synopsis

On the poverty-stricken East London streets of Victorian England two armies line up for battle. The Skeletons fight for the comforts of the present. The Salvationists fight for the hope of tomorrow. Caught in the middle, Charles Jeffries, a charismatic young leader of the Skeleton Army must decide what side he really is on.

This lively, two-person musical was first produced in 2019 Off-Broadway through the Salvation Army’s Theater 315. While the show itself was originally conceived by Neil Leduke, Charles Jeffries’ story of redemption is true to history. Set in Victorian England where the hard-working, working-class would frequent local pubs at a rate never-before seen in history. The Salvation Army was in its infancy; their evangelical mission took them to the streets to reach the broken and homeless with the slogan Soup, Soap and Salvation. Motivated by the love of God, early Salvationists aimed to meet the basic needs of the desperate people of Darkest England. Today, The Salvation Army is a thriving organization with efforts in social justice reaching over 130 countries.

Upcoming Shows

  • April 13, 2023, College for Officer Training, New York

  • June/July 2023, Congress Inspire, Toronto

Bookings

Ezekiel 37:1-3 NLT

The Lord took hold of me, and I was carried away by the Spirit of the Lord to a valley filled with bones.  He led me all around among the bones that covered the valley floor. They were scattered everywhere across the ground and were completely dried out.  Then he asked me, “Son of man, can these bones become living people again?

Director’s Note | Brad Cain

Cast

Kathryn and Kyle Higgins have been married since 2010 and performing Skeleton Army together since 2018.  They’ve traveled  the world together, featuring at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, the Royal Albert Hall in London and  Off Broadway. Their daughter Elizabeth has grown into the role of stage hand, making herself quite indispensable as a member of the team.

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Creative Team

Tour History

  • Aug. 2022, Long Point Family Camp

  • Nov. 2021, Red Bank NJ

  • Aug. 2021, WPA Family Camp, Camp Alleghany

  • Oct. 2021, THQ Officers Retreat, Manhattan Citadel

  • Sept. 2021, Montclair Citadel

  • March 2020, SAROA, Florida

  • Feb. 2020, Wilks Barre Adult Rehabilitation Center

  • Feb. 2020, Ocean County Citadel, NJ

  • Jan. 2020, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Dec. 2019, Glen Falls, New York

  • Aug. 2019, PENDEL Family Camp, Camp Ladore

  • Aug. 2019, Times Square Corps, Theatre 315

  • March 2019, Worship Arts Convocation (PREVIEW)

  • Feb. 2019, Candidates Seminar (PREVIEW)

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