The Munster Theatre Company (the Performing Arts Department of Munster High School) is pleased to present the Children of Eden, from Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Wicked and many others on stage and film) and John Caird (Les Miserables) comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! Freely based on the story of Genesis, Children of Eden is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination yet poignant of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Featuring 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.'
The Production and Directing Staff include: Dr. Larry A Brechner, Producer/Director; William Woods Music/Orchestra Director; Carol Lynn Brechner, Assistant Director; Haley Conger, Student Director, and Alexa Johnson as student choreographer. The Munster Theatre Company production of Children of Eden will feature an ensemble of cast veterans and newcomers in its version.
Children of Eden begins at the beginning. The show opens with Father (Jonathan Wachala) seeking to "Let There Be" a universe complete with plants and animals. Not satisfied, he creates Adam (Michael Peters) and Eve (Katie Taylor), and tells them they have only to be good and grateful children. Adam assures Father that he will be "Good".