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Event Date: 
June 21, 2014 - 11:00am - June 23, 2014 - 10:00pm

When: June 21 from 11am-3pm
(Must be signed in by 2pm)
June 23 from 6pm-10pm
( Must be signed in by 9pm)
Where : Bowie Playhouse
16500 White Marsh Park Dr.
Bowie, MD 20715
(Just off Route 3 southbound)
Call Backs : June 24 at 7pm
June 28 at 11am
Where : Bowie Playhouse

Children of Eden is the story of the creation as told through the eyes of our narrators, The Storytellers. It tells of Adam and Eve and their relationship with Father (God) and their ultimate expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The story continues through the births of Cain and Abel and that historic battle. The second act takes place generations later with Noah and his family, and their challenges in building the Ark and obeying Father's will.

The music and lyrics are written by Stephen Schwartz. Famed composer/lyricist of Godspell, Pippin, Wicked, Working, and Rags.
Book by John Caird
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby

Produced by 2nd Star Productions
Directed/Choreographed by Vincent Musgrave
Music Direction by Joe Biddle

Please come prepared with 32 bars of music in the style of the show, that best shows your vocal range. A song with a story would be optimal. Looking for how well the story is told and acted. Sheet music only, no CD's please. Be prepared to move as well. Please bring a list of conflicts and possible conflicts.

All roles open to all races and ethnic backgrounds. All roles non-paying.

Rehearsals slated to begin toward the end of July 2014. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. No performance conflicts will be accepted.

Performance Dates : Fridays, Saturdays (evenings) and Sundays (matinees).
September 26 - October 25.
Final show October 25 is a matinee performance.

Characters and Vocal Ranges

All roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities. This is a key component of the production. We urge all ethnically diverse actors/singers/dancers to audition.

STORYTELLERS - excellent Vocalists. All ages and vocal ranges. They are the narrators of the story. Very important and very visible. Must move well.
Sopranos - B flat - G, & high C
Altos - B flat - D
Tenors - B flat - A flat, & high C
Basses - Low F - G

YOUNG ABEL. Ages 8-10. Boy sopranos. Good acting skills. Also part of the ensemble.

Children Storytellers- Excellent Vocalists. Good acting skills. Part of the ensemble.

FATHER - the God character of our story. Excellent Vocalist. Good range in acting ability. Our "Father Figure"
Tenor- G - A flat.

ADAM/NOAH - Excellent Vocalist. Obedient, provider. Must be able to handle both the roles of Adam and Noah.
Tenor - B flat - A flat

EVE/MOMMA NOAH - Excellent Vocalist. High Spirited, adventurer, inquisitive. Must be able to handle the roles of both Eve and Momma Noah. Soprano - G# - F

CAIN- Excellent Vocalist. Good acting chops. Adventurer, high spirited, inquisitive. Able to handle high emotional challenge.
Tenor - D to High G.

ABEL/JAPETH- Excellent Vocalist. Down to earth, spirited but obedient
Tenor - D to High G

HAM/Storyteller - Noah's son.
Tenor - A flat - E

SHEM/Storyteller - Noah's son.
Tenor - A flat - E

APHRA/Storyteller- Ham's wife.
Vocal range - B - E

AYSHA/Storyteller - Shem's wife.
Vocal range - B- E

YONAH/Storyteller - Excellent Vocalist. Japeth's Wife to be. A Descendant of the race of Cain. Servant girl to Noah's family.
Alto or Soprano - A - A flat.

The Snake- Excellent Vocalists. Able to hold tight harmonies. Will be pulled from the Storytellers.

Call Back Music Selections:

Adam/Noah - A World Without You, Hardest Part Of Love
Eve/Momma Noah - Ain't it Good,
Children of Eden
Cain - Lost In The Wilderness
Abel/JAPETH - In Whatever Time We Have
Yonah - Stranger To The Rain, Sailor Of The Skies
Father - Let There Be, The Expulsion
Snake - In Pursuit Of Excellence


Bowie Playhouse
16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD
United States