Auditions for "Children of Eden"

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Announcing auditions for Children of Eden

June 24 & 25th, 2019 at Paliku Theatre

6:00 – 9:00 (registration begins 5:30)

Sheet music should be provided for accompanist

No a capella, karaoke, or on-site transposition

Please prepare 16-32 measures or 1 minute of a selection that showcases your voice

Auditioners should be prepared to learn a short dance routine

Non-singing roles available – must do dance audition

Performances Sept. 6 – 29 with possible extensions

Email for more information

Directed by Mary Chesnut Hicks

Choreography by Marcelo Pacleb

Musical Direction by Clarke Bright

Vocal Direction by Dane Ison

Character List


Family Members; Children; Storytellers: All must be strong vocalists who can move.
There will also be dancers who do not have to sing in this production.


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    Vocal range top: A5  Vocal range bottom: G3

Adam / Noah

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. 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       Vocal range top: A5     Vocal range bottom: A3

Eve / Mama

Eve: curious and questioning, smart and excited. Chose an imperfect life of knowledge over a perfect life of innocence. Mama: Noah's wife and inherently motherly. She possesses a gentle strength, is reassuring, and serves as the mediator of the family.

Gender: Female       Vocal range top: A5     Vocal range bottom: G3

Cain / Japheth

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. Japeth: in love with Yonah and is willing to sacrifice his life to be with her. He is Noah's youngest son. Clever, rebellious, stubborn.

Gender: Male      Vocal range top: A5     Vocal range bottom: B3

Abel / Ham

Abel: Cain's younger and more conservative brother who follows the "rules". He chooses his parents over Cain. Ham: Japeth'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         Vocal range top: G5     Vocal range bottom: B3

Seth / Shem

Seth: Adam and Eve's third son and their family's second chance at life. He is innocently adventurous. Shem: the oldest of Noah's three sons. Married to Aysha, he is impulsive, strong, and hot-tempered.

Gender: Male       Vocal range top: E5     Vocal range bottom: B3


Ham's pregnant wife. Longs for the flood to be over and is constantly worrying.

Gender: Female        Vocal range top: E5     Vocal range bottom: B3


Shem's wife. Cynically bitter and constantly accusing those aboard the ark.

Gender: Female        Vocal range top: E5     Vocal range bottom: B3


Noah's servant who falls in love with Japheth and becomes his wife. A descendent of Cain. She is strong, yet humble, kind, and smart.

Gender: Female        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 13     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: 8 to 11    Vocal range top: D5    Vocal range bottom: B3