Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby
Directed by Karen Van Sickle and Katie Irvin
From musical theatre greats, Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith… not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! An expansive musical, Children of Eden JR. has plenty of roles and life lessons for everyone.
Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. As generations pass, faith and loyalty are tested, but the bonds of family and love remain strong.
Auditions will be held on July 13th and 14th from 5:30-8:00 pm. They will be held at Blue Water located at 605 Rice St. East, Wayzata, MN 55391. The theatre is on the corner of Rice St. East and Walker Avenue. Walk up the driveway (off of Walker Ave.) and enter the theatre through the back.
SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT HERE.
Rehearsals will be held weekdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm July 26th – August 9th. Rehearsal on August 10th will be from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Bring a lunch, a snack, and a water bottle each day.
Performances will be August 10th-12th and 17th-19th at 7:00 pm and August 13th and 20th at 2:00 pm.
The fee for participation in this production is $600 per student and can be paid by registering for the production under the “Classes” tab on the website. Registration/ payment is due by July 20th. Scholarships and payment plans are available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. BWTC Scholarship Policy and Application
Actors enrolled in the production are automatically invited to participate in the Maker’s Workshop for the show at no additional charge. The Maker’s Workshop runs 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on July 20th, 21st, 24th, and 25th. In the workshop, participants will go behind the scenes to explore the story, characters, and songs from the show and work with designers to shape the show’s set, lighting, sound, costumes, and props.
FILL OUT THE ACTOR AUDITION FORM WITH THE HELP OF A PARENT/GUARDIAN. The form should be completed by the time of the audition or upon completion of registration.
PRACTICE TWO SONGS FROM THE SHOW. At the audition, actors interested in an ensemble role will sing from “Children of Eden” and either “Hardest Part of Love” (male type voices) or “Spark of Creation Reprise” (female type voices). Actors interested in a lead role will sing from both “Hardest Part of Love” and “Spark of Creation Reprise.”
“Hardest Part of Love ” (with vocals; focus on measures 4-17)
“Hardest Part of Love” (instrumental; focus on measures 4-17)
“Spark of Creation Reprise ” (with vocals; focus on measures 5-27)
“Spark of Creation Reprise ” (instrumental; focus on measures 5-27)
“Children of Eden ” (with vocals; focus on the melody/Eve’s part measures 1-24)
“Children of Eden ” (instrumental; focus on the melody/Eve’s part measures 1-24)
PRACTICE READING ONE OF THE TWO SIDES (PORTIONS OF THE SCRIPT)
On Audition Day July 13th or 14th:
Arrive at the theatre 5 minutes before your scheduled time.
Check in at the table in the lobby. Hand in a headshot labeled with your name (photocopy of a casual picture is fine) or have your picture taken. When it is your turn, you’ll head into the theatre to sing and read from the script. It is natural to feel a little bit nervous. Try to relax and have fun!
If you can’t make it to auditions at the theatre, you can send a video instead. In your video, state your full name, sing excerpts of the two songs of your choosing. Then pick one of the sides and read from the script. Actors can read the parts of all of the characters or ipick one character and nvite someone at home to read the other parts. Email your video to email@example.com by 8:00 pm on Friday, July 14th. Include your full name and CHILDREN OF EDEN in the subject line of the email.
The cast list will be posted on this audition webpage by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 17th.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-855-9147.