Fall 2012 Music Theatre Ensemble present "Children Of Eden."
November 2 & 3 at 8 p.m.
November 4 at 2 p.m.
The State College of Florida Music Program will present the musical, "Children of Eden," by Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, on Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m. in Neel Performing Arts Center on the SCF Bradenton Campus.
The exuberant musical was inspired by the book of Genesis, and while the characters may be familiar, this is not simply a retelling of those well-known stories. "Children of Eden" tells the age-old tale of parent-child relationships beginning with humanity's first dysfunctional family (Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel) continuing through Noah and his clan preparing for the flood by building an ark and loading the animals. The show is filled with universal truths about family and relationships and is led by a Father who learns parenting lessons from his earthly offspring.
With a musical score composer, Stephen Schwartz (musicals: "Wicked," "Godspell," "Pippin," "Working," "The Magic Show," "The Baker's Wife;" films: "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Prince of Egypt"), calls his favorite, "Children of Eden" is a tender and moving human drama with a mix of music that goes beyond the traditional Broadway show.
A musical of epic proportions, this production of "Children of Eden" boasts a cast of 45 along with a 12 piece orchestra, including SCF students, SCF Collegiate School students, SCF faculty and community volunteers.
The Creative Team includes Melodie Dickerson, director; Rex Willis, music director; Kelly Burnette, Choreographer; Jan van Wart, Set Designer; Lorraine Marshall, Lighting Designer.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and will be available by calling the Neel Performing Arts Center Box Office at 941-752-5252. For more information, please call the Music Office at 941-752-5351.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell), book by John Caird, based on a concept by Charles Lisanby and presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, www.MTIShows.com.
Music Theatre Ensemble (MUN1640) meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 to 11:53 a.m.; and Fall term Monday 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The SCF Music Theatre Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of quality musical productions using student performers. A fully staged production is presented each fall semester and is cast through open auditions. Instrumental students are also featured as members of the pit orchestra.Recent performances include "Bye Bye Birdie," "Into The Woods," "The Boy Friend," "Amahl and The Night Visitors," "Gondoliers," "Jesus Christ Superstar" and original work, "In Ybor City."
A Songs and Scenes format comprises the spring semester production with ample opportunities for students to direct and choreograph musical numbers.Any student interested in musical theater is encouraged to become a part of the cast and production team.
1 credit hour Requires additional performance time.
Contact Melodie Dickerson for an audition at 941-752-5580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information and audition packet contact: LouAnn Gregory, Music Program office, 941-752-5351 or email email@example.com.
Scholarships are available to all SCF students; you do not need to be a music major to be awarded a music ensemble scholarship.