Children of Eden

Mon Feb 19th and Tues Feb 20th at 7:30PM
The First Presbyterian Church
Green Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
Haddon Heights, NJ

May 4-19, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM
Sundays at 3:00PM

Book by John Caird
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby
Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine

Directed by John Blackwell
Musical Direction by Mark Kozachyn
Produced by Rob Kristie
Assistant Director/Choreographer - Jo Loeffler

In the beginning, Adam and Eve live in a state of perfection with their Father. But when they eat from the Tree of Knowledge, their disobedience sets off a powerful chain of events spanning generations, and leaves the far reaches of their bloodline searching for the way back to Eden. Forbidden fruit, floods, and forgiveness come together for this sweeping musical saga based on the book of Genesis.

No appointment necessary

Actors should prepare one 32 bar selection in the style of the show. Accompanist provided.

This production is committed to a multigenerational and multicultural cast. Children and persons of color are encouraged to audition.
For more info call John Blackwell 856-371-9632

Children of Eden Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Protective, loving, and reminiscent of God.
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Adam / Noah
Adam: Eve's bright and childlike partner. He is initially devout to Father and loving to his wife & children. Later plagued by guilt. Hard-working and reserved. Noah: rough but simple. He is unsophisticated and shrewd, but also warm and loyal. He builds the ark to save his family and honor Father.
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Eve / Mama
Eve: curious and questioning, smart and excited. Chose an imperfect life of knowledge over a perfect life of innocence. Mama: Noah's wife and inherently motherly. She possesses a gentle strength, is reassuring, and serves as the mediator of the family.
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Cain / Japheth
Cain: Abel's older, adventurous brother. Follows in his mother's footsteps and longs for the companionship of other humans. He is strong, stubborn, and independent. Japeth: in love with Yonah and is willing to sacrifice his life to be with her. He is Noah's youngest son. Clever, rebellious, stubborn.
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Abel / Ham
Abel: Cain's younger and more conservative brother who follows the "rules". He chooses his parents over Cain. Ham: Japeth's middle brother and Aphra's husband. He is not as docile as Japheth, nor as hot headed as Shem. Looks up to and follows Shem's lead.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Seth / Shem
Seth: Adam and Eve's third son and their family's second chance at life. He is innocently adventurous. Shem: the oldest of Noah's three sons. Married to Aysha, he is impulsive, strong, and hot-tempered.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Ham's pregnant wife. Longs for the flood to be over and is constantly worrying.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Shem's wife. Cynically bitter and constantly accusing those aboard the ark.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Noah's servant who falls in love with Japheth and becomes his wife. A descendent of Cain. She is strong, yet humble, kind, and smart.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Young Cain
The older of the two brothers. Is curious and questioning like his mother. Intense.
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Young Abel
The younger of the two brothers. Favors his father in personality. Obedient and devout.
Age: 8 to 11
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Family members, children, storytellers, animals.

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