music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by John Caird
Period: Biblical // Approx. largest cast size: 50 // Age group: High school
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 and ambitious musical, the original production used a cast of sixty.Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet. but inspiring. message: that “the hardest part of love… is letting go.” A large cast is needed to take on the story of the Old Testament in this moving, foot-stomping musical. Children of Eden is a wonderful show for faith-based groups looking for a large-scaled pageant with sweeping music.