On April 21st and 22nd at 7pm and April 23rd at 3 pm, The Sunrise Players of Sunrise Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, will present the musical Children of Eden, directed by Kim Castellanet, Cathy Calvert and Sherri Wells who have most recently brought to the Sunrise stage Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, White Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas and many more wonderful musicals.
Children of Eden is a two-act musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin and Wicked, plus films Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Prince of Egypt). The book is by John Caird.
The musical is based on the Bible’s Book of Genesis. Act I tells the story of Adam and Eve, Cain, and Abel, and Act II deals with Noah and the Flood. This musical is now in the top 20 of musicals most frequently licensed by Music Theatre International, which is unusual for a show that never played on Broadway.
The score is a favorite of many Schwartz fans, but also Steven Schwartz has said that Children of Eden is the favorite of his own shows. He thinks it's his best score musically.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children prior to the show. Tickets will be $12 and $7 at the door. For more information or to order tickets on-line, go to www.sunriseplayers.com or call Sherri at (719) 322-4039.