Auditions will be held May 26 and 27 at

Lemont High School, 800 Porter Street.

Auditionees are asked to sign up for a one-hour time slot between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. on one of the audition dates. Must be at least 10 years old by Aug. 1, 2019.

Call backs, if needed, will be May 28.

If cast a $50 fee is required for participation.

Important Audition Information

 

Seeking singers, actors and dancers ages 10 through adult. Auditions will include a vocal selection, dance sequence and a script reading.

 

VOCAL SELECTION: Prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo musical theatre song that shows your range and personality. You may sing a song from the show. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided. No acapella singing or singing to a track please.

DANCE SEQUENCE: LMCT choreographers will teach the dance portion at the audition. Please wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. 

SCRIPT READING: Prepare a short reading from the script to memorize. You may select one by clicking the button below. Actors 10 through 13 only need to read/memorize the first side.


Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one. 

 

It is also important that you know your schedule for June and July and note dates you will be late or absent on the conflict calendar in the Audition Packet. Rehearsals will be Mondays through Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is a fast-paced ensemble show. It is possible that not everyone will be needed at every rehearsal for the first two weeks, but after that plan on being called Mondays through Thursdays. Conflicts will be taken into consideration in casting decisions for all roles and ensemble. There can be no conflicts or late arrivals from July 12 through 19. 

Synopsis

Children Of Eden brings to life a theatrical interpretation of the stories of Genesis through the personal lens of family. Themes such as personal responsibility, rebellion, intellectual independence, as well as overcoming family dysfunctions are all part of this beautifully powerful and passionate musical.

Character Descriptions

Noted ages provide a guideline. To audition for a part you should realistically be able to pass for that age.

FATHER (Adult male, baritone, G3-A5, non-dancer)

Strong stage presence, protective, paternal, loving, nurturing teacher, commanding, frightening at times, quiet and calm at others.

ADAM (College-age male, tenor, A3-A5, mover)
Loving, eager, child-like, withdrawn at times. Will be a Storyteller in Act 2.

 

EVE (College-age female, mezzo-soprano, G3-A5)
Inquisitive, curious, precocious, energetic, bright. Will be a Storyteller in Act 2.

NOAH (College-age male, tenor, A3-A5, mover)
Controlling, protective, patriarchal. Will be a Storyteller in Act 1.

MAMA NOAH (College-age female, mezzo-soprano, G3-A5)
Caring, wise, joyous, motherly, hopeful. Will be a Storyteller in Act 1.

CAIN (High school/College-age male, tenor, B3-A5)
Yearning, passionate, impulsive, rebellious, unsatisfied. Will be a Storyteller in Act 2.

ABEL (High school-age male, tenor, B3-G5, mover)

Rule -follower, conservative, obedient, dutiful, gentle. Will be a Storyteller in Act 2.

YONAH (High school/College-age, female, mezzo-soprano, G3-G5, mover)

Humble, kind, smart, courageous, loving ingenue. Will be a Storyteller in Act 1.

JAPETH (High school/College-age male, tenor, B3-A5, mover)
Inquisitive, clever, courageous, independent lover. Will be a Storyteller in Act 1.

HAM (High school/College-age male, tenor, B3-G5, mover)

Rule follower, obedient homebody. Will be a Storyteller in Act 1. 

SHEM (High school/College-age, male, tenor, B3-E5, mover)

Innocent, adventurous rule follower. Strong. Will be a Storyteller in Act 1.

APHRA (High school/College-age, female, alto, B3-E5. mover)

Ham's wife. Pregnant, difficult, anxious, stressed and worried. Will be a Storyteller in Act 1.

AYSHA (High school/College-age, female, alto, B3-E5, mover) 

Shem's wife. Family-oriented, rule follower, worried. Will be a Storyteller in Act 1.

 

SNAKE (High school/College-age, male or female, featured dancer/singer) 

Crafty, manipulative, charming, sneaky. Will be Storyteller/Dancer in Act 2. **Dancers will be snake's tail.

YOUNG ABEL (Elementary/Middle school-age, male or femal, countertenor, B3-D5, mover)

Loving, dutiful, diligent. Will be a Storyteller in Acts 1 & 2 .

YOUNG CAIN (Elementary/Middle school-age, male or female, countertenor, B3-D5, mover)

Restless, passionate, headstrong. Will be a Storyteller in Acts 1 & 2.

STORYTELLERS (Ages 10 through adult, male and female, all vocal ranges, movers) 

Narrators who are the ever-present heart and pulse of the story. Looking for individuals who are able to manipulate stairs and platforms on a variety of levels. However, there can be some Storytellers on the stage floor if unable to do this.**There will be many opportunities for featured singers as soloists and in small groups.

 

FEATURED DANCERS (Ages 10 through adult, male and female) 

Storytellers who manipulate moments in dance as well as song. 

 

Meet the Team

Sandy Doebert

Producer

Heather Hutchison

Director


Carrie Marcotte

Vocal Director

Brenda Perez
Choreographer


Michael Kennedy

Music Director

Diane Link

Assistant Director:

Darby Schober

Assistant Choreographer:

Performance Details

Box office opens June 15

Three performances will be held at the Lemont High School Performing Arts Center. 

Friday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 19, 2 p.m.

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