The Weekend Theater is excited to announce we will be opening our 31st Season by presenting
Children of Eden
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and Book by John Caird
Directed by Elizabeth Reha
running July 14 through July 30, 2023.
Auditions will be held May 13 at 10am and May 15 at 6pm.
Please note that our second audition date is on Monday night rather than Sunday.
Audition forms will be provided, with the space for a headshot up to 2”x2” – if you don’t have a headshot one can be taken at the audition. Those wishing to audition should prepare 16 (sixteen) bars of music either from the show or in the style of the show. A musical accompanist will be provided.
For any further information, questions, or concerns, email the director, Elizabeth Reha, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based on the first nine-and-a-half chapters of the Book of Genesis, Children of Eden casts the beloved biblical stories of Genesis through the personal lens of family. Children of Eden starts with the very beginning: the creation of the universe. Father breathes life into his children, Adam and Eve, and learns that the hardest part of being a loving Father is letting go. It’s a lesson that translates into the parenting of Cain, Abel, and Seth — and is reiterated once again as Noah parents his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. This joyous and inspiring musical celebrates the difficulty of choice, the importance of passion, the value of questioning, and the pain in allowing those you love to take risks and face the consequences.
ENSEMBLE: Family members, storytellers, animals
FATHER – Baritone
ADAM/NOAH – Tenor
EVE/MAMA NOAH – Soprano
CAIN/JAPHETH – Tenor
SNAKE – 5 people
CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE – Ages 7-17