Music and Lyrics by
Based on a concept by
Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine
Director: DJ Salisbury
Musical Director: Kevin Wines
Scenic Designer: Kat Conley
Lighting Designer: Seth Morrison
Sound Designer: Richard Sprecker
Costume Designer: Reneé M. Bell
Production Stage Manager: Cody Steele
“Let There Be” light at Weathervane Playhouse for the first show of the 2017 Summer Season! A wonderfully creative take on the story of Adam and Eve and the story of Noah from the Book of Genesis, Children of Eden explores what it means to be a family and to have hope with each new day. Come two by two to experience these thrilling tales with uplifting music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John Caird. Weathervane Rating: PG
Special On Stage Seating is available for all performances of Children of Eden!
See Performance Dates and Times below for more information.
Notes from the Director
“What is it about the very familiar Biblical stories of the first humans (and that tempting serpent!) and the Great Flood – both of which have parallels in most ancient cultures’ legends – that continues to fascinate us in the 21st century? Perhaps there is something deeply comforting in learning that mistakes, like Adam’s and Eve’s are to be expected and will eventually lead to growth? Maybe Noah’s tale reminds us that no matter what ‘storm’ arises, there is certain to be solid ground waiting beyond the seemingly endless deluge? Regardless of the ’take away’, both stories, at core, are stories of hope. Like Adam, Eve and Noah, we will go on…and we are gifted to be on the journey with other travelers. It is my own hope that these old stories, as told in a very theatrical way, will offer audiences new insights into their own humanity. But fear thee not! There will be a great deal of whimsy, laughter, beauty and passion in our garden and on this ark. And in Weathervane’s Children of Eden, YOU will be our fellow ‘storytellers.'”
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Performance Dates and Times:
Thursday, June 1 at 8pm
ON STAGE SEATING Thursday, June 1 at 8pm
Friday, June 2 at 8pm
ON STAGE SEATING Friday, June 2 at 8pm
Saturday, June 3 at 2pm
ON STAGE SEATING Saturday, June 3 at 2pm
Saturday, June 3 at 8pm
ON STAGE SEATING Saturday, June 3 at 8pm
Tuesday, June 6 at 8pm*
ON STAGE SEATING Tuesday, June 6 at 8pm*
Wednesday, June 7 at 8pm
ON STAGE SEATING Wednesday, June 7 at 8pm
Thursday, June 8 at 8pm
ON STAGE SEATING Thursday, June 8 at 8pm
Friday, June 9 at 8pm
ON STAGE SEATING Friday, June 9 at 8pm
Saturday, June 10 at 8pm
ON STAGE SEATING Saturday, June 10 at 8pm
Please note: On Stage Seating tickets are sold as General Admission seating. The Box Office will assign your on stage seat, which will be listed on your ticket and correspond with a seat on stage. There will be ushers at the performance to assist you to your on stage seat. At this time, we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or handicap accessible seating on stage. These accommodations can be made in our main audience seating area. On Stage Seating tickets for the Two-for-Tuesday performance will be sold at the Two-for-Tuesday price of $18 per ticket. There will be no late seating for on stage seats. If you have any questions or would like more information about on stage seating for Children of Eden, please contact the Box Office at 740-366-4616 or boxoffice@w
$35 Adults, $33 Seniors (60 and over), $25 Special On Stage Seating, $24 Students with ID, $15 Children (12 and younger)
*Special Two-for-Tuesday Performance on June 6, 2017 (General Admission seating). Tickets are only $18!
Call the Box Office at 740-366-4616 for special group rates.
**Please note: All ticket sales are final, and all ticket prices listed include service, processing, and handling fees. Please visit the Ticket Prices and Policies page for more information.
Children of Eden is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com