"Children of Eden"

Footlite's main stage season will open with "Children of Eden" with performances September 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30 and October 5, 6 and 7, 2007. Written by John Caird, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the musical is based on a concept by Charles Lisanby.

"Children of Eden" is freely based on the story of Genesis and is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. Kathleen Clarke-Horrigan, who directed Footlite’s Young Adults production of the musical in 1999, will direct this main stage production.

Cast

Adam/Japheth: Phil Criswell
Eve/Moma Noah: Claire Wilcher
Father: John Phillips
Abel: Stephen Koch
Cain/Ham: Daniel Robert
Noah: Dustin Podgarski
Seth: Stephen Koch
Yonah: Libby Byrum
Aphra: Kate Lickliter
Aysha: Carrie Neal
Young Cain: Logan Brady
Young Abel: Graham Zima

General Soloists

April Armstrong
Tommy Wells

Snake

April Armstrong
Doug Messinger
Carrie Neal
Carol Rodkey
Rick Shinkle

Ensemble

April Armstrong
Chris Barger
Krista Booth
Logan Brady
Paeton Chavis
Katherine Clark
David Cress
Brittany Davis
Lindsay Davis
Betsy Hall
Robert W. Kingery
Grace Koppenhofer
Mandy Kramer
Donovan Long
Drake Long
Michael Long
Michelle Martin
Doug Messinger
Carrie Neal
Kara Oates
Dustin Podgarski
Kelly Price
Michelle Ray
Morgan Ray
Carol Rodkey
Rick Shinkle
Mary Jo Soller
Denise Stockdale
Mark Tumey
Jamaia Wallace
Kimberly Watts
Sarah Wicker
Maggie Williams
J.T. Wood
Adam Wyckoff
Graham Zima

Dancers

Chris Barger
Krista Booth
Libby Byrum
David Cress
Lindsay Davis
Robert W. Kingery
Mandy Kramer
Kate Lickliter
Michelle Martin
Doug Messinger
Kelly Price
Rick Shinkle
Tommy Wells

Staff

Producer: Debbie Noffke
Director: Kathleen Clarke Horrigan
Vocal Director: John Phillips
Musical Conductor: Larry BoneBright
Choreographer: Christopher Noffke
Scenic Design: R. Brian Noffke
Lighting Design: Ryan Mullins
Costume Designer: Stephen Hollenbeck
Technical Director: Tom Noffke
Property Mistress: Carol Kirk
Assistant Director: Rashida Walker
Dance Captain: Kelly Price
Publicity Director: Bill Hale

Dates

September 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30 and October 5, 6 and 7, 2007

Times

Friday, Saturday: 8pm
Sunday: 2:30pm

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