Asheville, NC–The Asheville Performing Arts Academy, 210 Merrimon Avenue, opens CHILDREN OF EDEN JR this Friday, March 21st, 7pm at the MASONIC TEMPLE THEATRE, downtown Asheville. CHILDREN OF EDEN JR is a children’s theatre production of the 1991 musical, written by John Caird, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwarts. Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby, the blunt but heartwarming story draws freely from the old testament story of Genesis. Watch the stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah and the Flood come to life through the songs of storytellers.
The cast includes Asheville Performing Arts Academy students and faculty, performing together for this production of CHILDREN OF EDEN JR. Playing in the band, under the direction of Lenora Thom, are Sabrina Kumar, Stuart Littleton, and Matthew Richmond. Kumar is playing flute, clarinet, alto sax and guitar. Littleton, keyboard two (marimba, vibraphone, electric piano, organ, harp). Richmond is on percussion (gong, bell tree, glockenspiel, cymbal, temple blocks, ethnic drums, shakers, trap set). Additional orchestrations by Lenora Thom, on lead keyboard.
CHILDREN OF EDEN JR performances are at the MASONIC TEMPLE THEATRE, downtown Asheville, Friday and Saturday, March 21st and 22nd 7pm and Saturday, March 21st at 3pm. General admission, $12. Contact the Asheville Performing Arts Academy, (828) 253-4000, for tickets or further details.
CHILDREN OF EDEN JR is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International. This presentation of CHILDREN OF EDEN JR is a premiere workshop cutting of CHILDREN OF EDEN for the Asheville Performing Arts Academy and is not yet available from Music Theatre International.