Children of Eden – Auditions

Marblehead Little Theatre announces non-equity auditions for Children of Eden

Produced by David Levy
Directed by Andrea Giangreco
Music Direction by Gina Naggar

Music by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked)
Book by John Caird (Jane Eyre, Daddy Long Legs).

Children of Eden follows the book of Genesis beginning with The Father’s creation of Adam and Eve through Noah and the great flood.

Auditions are by appointment and will be held on are Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12 at the Marblehead Little Theatre Firehouse, 12 School Street in Marblehead.
Walk-ins will audition as time allows.

Callbacks are by invitation and will be held on December 13.

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Vocal Auditions will be from 7pm-9pm each night. Please prepare two contrasting 32 bar cuts of music for your vocal audition. Be advised, there may only be time to hear one piece.

There will be a dance call following all the vocal auditions at 9pm. Please come prepared to dance with comfortable shows – no flip flops, no bare feet.

Rehearsals will begin in early February and will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. 

Production dates are April 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15

Character Breakdown

Note: the roles of Adam/Noah, Eve/Mama, Cain/Japheth, Abel/Ham and Seth/Shem are all subject to double casting. Ages are only suggestions. 

An older looking, impressive man. A true father figure, he wants the best for all of his children but parents with a firm hand. Protective, loving, and reminiscent of God.

Gender: Male  Age: 35 to 55  Vocal range top: A5  Vocal range bottom: G3

Adam / Noah
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.

Gender: Male    Age: 25 to 35    Vocal range top: A5    Vocal range bottom: A3

Eve / Mama
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.

Gender: Female   Age: 25 to 35   Vocal range top: A5   Vocal range bottom: G3

Cain / Japheth
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.

Gender: Male   Age: 18 to 25    Vocal range top: A5    Vocal range bottom: B3  

Abel / Ham
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.

Gender: Male   Age: 18 to 30    Vocal range top: G5    Vocal range bottom: B3

Seth / Shem
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.

Gender: Male   Age: 20 to 30   Vocal range top: E5   Vocal range bottom: B3

Ham’s pregnant wife. Longs for the flood to be over and is constantly worrying.

Gender: Female   Age: 20 to 30   Vocal range top: E5   Vocal range bottom: B3

Shem’s wife. Cynically bitter and constantly accusing those aboard the ark.

Gender: Female   Age: 20 to 30   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.

Gender: Female   Age: 20 to 30   Vocal range top: G5   Vocal range bottom: G3

Young Cain
The older of the two brothers. Is curious and questioning like his mother. Intense.

Gender: Male/Female   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.

Gender: Male/Female   Age: 8 to 11   Vocal range top: D5   Vocal range bottom: B3

Looking for a well-rounded ensemble to play the Storytellers, Animals, Snake etc. Adults, Children and Dancers encouraged to audition!

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

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