Children of Eden

Book: John Caird
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz

Royalties: Music Theatre International (MTI)


From musical theatre greats, Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith… not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! An expansive and ambitious musical, the original production used a cast of sixty.

Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet. but inspiring. message: that “the hardest part of love… is letting go.”

Rating: Language- All audiences
Adult Content- All audiences
Violence- 13+

Pay attention to: Violence is Cain killing Abel with a rock.

Flexibility notes: Traditionally this show involves casting actors in multiple roles (example Adam in Act 1 is Noah in Act 2). Also has been cast as different actors. All changes must be approved in advance.

Production Notes: Large production. Large cast. Requires strong singers.

Music Notes: Large Pit. Reduction is available.

Breakdown (link is to MTI, click on Materials and Orchestration to bring up breakdown)