Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John Caird. Loosely based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this heartfelt musical. Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet, but inspiring, message: that the “hardest part of love…is letting go.”
Director Jim Johnson and his production team are looking for a tight ensemble cast of 20-25 energetic and versatile performers aged 16 and up (with the exception of two young boy roles noted below) for a dynamic production of the touchingly powerful, Children of Eden.
Seeking: Diverse Male, Female, Dancers/Singers/Actors for production July 24-August 9, 2020. Unless noted due to script requirements, actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, and disabilities will be fully and fairly considered for all roles and are encouraged to audition for said roles.
Please prepare 16-32 measures of a song which showcases your strengths as a vocalist. No one may sing acapella or with a track. Bring sheet music with you. An accompanist will be provided.
Everyone will also participate in a choreography audition. Be prepared to dance.
Headshots/resumes are recommended but not required.
Auditions will be held at the Marietta Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 19 at 5:00pm and Monday, April 20 at 6:00pm. Possible Callbacks – Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm. Children age 6-15 on Sunday April 26 at 1:00
Children / youth cast members may only be used in four select numbers, not entire show.
No roles have been precast.
This is a true ensemble show. All performers except for "Father" will be featured throughout as Storytellers and need to be able to sing and move well. A willingness to experiment creatively is a must. This production will be interpretive and surreal for those performers seeking a unique and rewarding challenge.
This production will be presented per Stephen Schwartz' intention of casting the same performers who are named roles in Act 1 as their counterpoint roles in Act 2 (Adam plays Noah, etc.). The true stars of the show, however, are the Storytellers, who will figuratively and literally narrate and frame the entire production. The Storytellers have many solo lines and verses.
This is not just a musical telling of The Book of Genesis. It is a musical about love, faith, betrayal, and family challenges, with a decent amount of humor mixed in as well.
Questions, email director at [email protected]
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