November 16 - December 02, 2012
Book by John Caird
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby
Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine
Fifty-one ordinary people of varied ages and races populate the cast of this professionally produced community theater production. Intense, heartfelt, humorous, tragic and ultimately hopeful, it’s a story of parents, children, families and “the hardest part of love: letting go.” Inspired by stories from the book of Genesis, this musical by Stephen Schwartz, John Caird and Charles Lisanby is given a unique, post-apocalyptic twist by Director Bob Navis Jr. and his production team. Don’t miss our special Nov. 29 performance, interpreted in American Sign Language.
Fall Intergenerational Production, ages 7 and up
CHILDREN OF EDEN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
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