Based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt musical.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell)
Book by John Caird
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby
Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine

Auditions

Saturday, June 3
9 am – noon – Fine Arts Center

Sunday, June 4
2 pm – 6 pm – Choir Room

Production Dates: Oct. 18-22, 2017
Produced by Christ Church School of the Arts.

Email Barb Roberts to reserve your spot.
Please prepare a short monologue and short song. Auditioners must provide sheet music to accompanist.

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Characters

Ensemble
Family Members; Children; Storytellers
Father
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
Age: 35 to 55
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
Age: 25 to 35
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
Age: 25 to 35
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
Age: 18 to 25
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
Age: 18 to 30
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
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Aphra
Ham’s pregnant wife. Longs for the flood to be over and is constantly worrying.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Aysha
Shem’s wife. Cynically bitter and constantly accusing those aboard the ark.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Yonah
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
Age: 20 to 30
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