“Children of Eden” Musical Theatre Auditions (Caledonia, MI)

Caledonia Community Players - "Children of Eden" Auditions

Caledonia Community Players Presents

The Fourth and Final Show of the 2009-2010 Season

CHILDREN OF EDEN

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked)
Book by John Caird (author of Les Miserables)

Children of Eden is an epic musical on a grand scale, based on the Book of Genesis. In the first Act, we are told the story of Adam and Eve, and Cain and Abel. In the second Act, we see the story of Noah and the Flood. This presentation transcends cultural differences and reaches a universal appeal, in showcasing the challenges and successes of families, of parents and children, of generations to generations. With incredible music and an appeal for all ages, Children of Eden has grown into an enormously popular show worldwide for regional and community theatre despite its humble beginnings (a brief run on London’s West End in 1991 and no Broadway debut to date) and Caledonia Community Players are proud and fortunate to conclude the 2009-2010 season with a show of this caliber.

The Audition Dates:

CHILDREN’S AUDITIONS (Ages 8-13, Elementary/Middle School)
Saturday, April 17, 9:30am-11:30am

MAIN AUDITIONS (High School, College, Adult)
Saturday, April 17, Noon-3pm
Sunday, April 18, 7-10pm

Auditions will be held at Duncan Lake Middle School Performing Arts Center.
9757 Duncan Lake Rd, Caledonia, MI 49316

For the children’s auditions, there will be dancing and singing portions with no preparations required. Singing auditions will be in pairs and groups.

For the main auditions, we are asking that you prepare 16 measures of a song to sing – it can be any song of your choosing, which best exhibits your range, talents and abilities. There will be a dance portion and cold readings as well, which need no preparation other than clothes you can move around in.

Showdates are:

June 18, 7:30pm
June 19, 2pm and 7:30pm
June 25, 7:30pm
June 26, 2pm and 7:30pm

Rehearsals will be in the weekday evenings, usually 7-9pm, and Saturday mornings (usually 9-Noon) with rehearsals expanding in scheduled times as the showdates approach. Schedules will differ based on each actor’s role.

Parts available include, but may not be limited to:

Father – Baritone
Adam – Tenor
Eve – Soprano
Cain – Tenor
Abel – Tenor
Seth – Depends
Snake – Several parts singing five-part Harmony
Noah – Tenor
Mama Noah – Soprano
Japheth – Tenor
Shem – Depends
Ham – Tenor
Aphra – Depends
Aysha – Depends
Yonah – Alto or Soprano
Young Cain
Young Abel
Storytellers – We need numerous talented voices to carry the story
Dance Chorus – Will comprise a mix of child and adult performers who will focus on movement but will have vocal responsibilities as well
Adult Chorus – Will be the backbone of our vocal sound, carrying many of our larger numbers
Children’s Chorus – Will be cast as animals, named by Adam and Eve in Act One and Carried by Noah’s Ark in Act Two

We are aiming for a cast of all ages, and we need it. There are parts available for every age range.

More information will be forthcoming, both here and at www.caledoniaplayers.org

Crew:

Director: Scott Erno
Music Director: Kelsey Kohlenberger
Choreographer: Jeanette Ruthven
(more to be announced)

Questions please contact Scott Erno at ernosw@gmail.com

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