Children of Eden Auditions

Announcing auditions for Children of Eden with Masquers Theatre Company.  We are very excited to produce this beautiful show from the same composer of Wicked and Godspell.  This production is hoping to cast a diverse group of ages. Youth actors will primarily act as the animal chorus in both Eden and Noah’s Ark.  This production will perform at Willowbrook Church and will rehearse in the Forest Lake area. For more information including how to join the choir that will sing at performances if you are looking for a lesser rehearsal time commitment, please visit our website:  https://www.masquerstheatre.org/childrenofeden. An information packet and audition from are posted below.

  • We do accept video submissions for those that cannot make auditions due to being away at college, etc.  Please email [email protected] if interested in sending in a video submission. 

No cost to participate.

  • Audition dates:   May 1st - 6:45 - 9:45, May 3rd - 6:45 - 9:45 pm at Forest Lake Elementary 
    • Please prepare up to 32 bars of a song that shows off your voice along with sheet music for our Musical Director who will be your pianist at auditions.
  • Callbacks as needed: Saturday, May 5th starting at 10 AM.

Read thru and rehearsals starting the following week. A tentative rehearsal calendar will be provided at auditions, but know going in that there will be some Saturday rehearsals and most Wednesday’s will be off.

Performance Dates:  July 13-15, July 20-22

CASTING INFORMATION**Ages are a general guideline, and wherever possible we are hoping to cast each character individually, but double casting is a possibility for some roles.

  • Father: 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 60
    • Vocal range top: A5-Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Adam - 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.  Gender: Male Age: 20 to 35
    • Vocal range top: A5- Vocal range bottom: A3
  • 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: 35 - 50 
    • Vocal range top: A5- Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Eve -curious and questioning, smart and excited. Chose an imperfect life of knowledge over a perfect life of innocence. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 35
    • Vocal range top: A5Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Mama Noah- Noah's wife and inherently motherly. She possesses a gentle strength, is reassuring, and serves as the mediator of the family. Gender: Female Age: 35-60
    • Vocal range top: A5Vocal range bottom: G8
  • Cain -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. Gender: Male Age: 16 to 25
    • Vocal range top: A5Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Japheth- In love with Yonah and is willing to sacrifice his life to be with her. He is Noah's youngest son. Clever, rebellious, stubbornGender: Male Age: 16 to 25
    • Vocal range top: A5-Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Abel- Cain's younger and more conservative brother who follows the "rules". He chooses his parents over Cain.  Gender: Male Age: 15 to 25
    • Vocal range top: G5-Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Ham-Japheth'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: 25 to 30
    • Vocal range top: G5-Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Seth-Adam and Eve's third son and their family's second chance at life. He is innocently adventurous. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 35
    • Vocal range top: E5-Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Shem- the oldest of Noah's three sons. Married to Aysha, he is impulsive, strong, and hot-tempered.Gender: Male Age: 25 to 35
    • Vocal range top: E5-Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Aphra-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
  • Aysha-Shem's wife. Cynically bitter and constantly accusing those aboard the ark. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 35
    • Vocal range top: E5-Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Yonah-Noah's servant who falls in love with Japheth and becomes his wife. A descendant of Cain. She is strong, yet humble, kind, and smart. Gender: Female Age: 16 to 25
    • 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 Age: 10 to 14
    • 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 Age: 7 to 12
    • Vocal range top: D5-Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Snake -Five Part Harmony - Song is “Pursuit of Excellence”, Will be casting 7 actors, each to represent one of the 7 Deadly Sins.  Gender:  Open Age:  16+
    •  Must have strong movement skills and will likely serve as storytellers for other portions of the show
  • Ensemble/Family Members; Children; Storytellers/Youth actors will primarily be performing as the animals of Eden, predators of the Wasteland and the animals of Noah’s Ark.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Artistic Director, Emily Lehmann-Wiberg:  [email protected]

 

Contact information

Masquer's Theatre
Rachel Lexvold
6514645823
Email/contact
Web site

Files

PDF icon Audition Form.docx_.pdf (125.28 KB)PDF icon AUDITION PACKET (1).pdf (279.75 KB)

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