Chicago: “Children of Eden” Production Auditions

Chicagoland Theatre Fund is auditioning for a new show, “Children of Eden,” at Roosevelt University- 425 S Wabash, Chicago, IL.

Here is what they are looking for – Diverse Male, Female, and Gender Expansive Dancers/Singers/Actors for a limited Summer 2020 engagement. Unless noted due to script requirements, actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, and disabilities will be fully and fairly considered for all roles and are encouraged to audition for these roles.

The first Rehearsal will be between July 15 and July 22, 2020 depending on the role.

In preparation for the auditions, come ready to dance. Also prepare one 32-bar cut. Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided.

** MUST SHOW VALID GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID TO ENTER **

The show is to be produced by Chicagoland Theatre Fund, rehearsals are in St. Charles, IL, with the actual production in downtown Chicago.

John Caird (Book)

Stephen Schwartz (Music)

Brenda Didier (Director/Choreographer)

Chris Carter (Co-Choreographer)

Jermaine Hill (Music Director)

Taylor Benoit (Production Coordinator)

Contract: Chicago Area Theatre Tier 5 Contract.

This is not an EPA or ECC. Both union and non-union members can email to schedule a time slot for a singing appointment. Anyone without an appointment will be seen for singing only if time permits.

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Live Performance

The first live performance is scheduled for Aug 7, 2020, through to the closing performance on August 9, 2020.

All of the Principal and Chorus roles will be understudied

Note that the roles identified below by an * indicate pre-cast roles, for which understudies shall be auditioned.

*Father* (Male identified, 35-65): 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. Vocal range top: G3-A5

*Adam / Noah* (Male identified, 25-30): Adam is 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 is rough but simple. He is unsophisticated and shrewd, but also warm and loyal. He builds the ark to save his family and honor Father. Vocal range top: A3-A5

*Eve / Mama* (Female identified, 25-35): Eve is curious and questioning, smart and excited. Chose an imperfect life of knowledge over a perfect life of innocence. Mama is Noah’s wife and inherently motherly. She possesses a gentle strength, is reassuring, and serves as the mediator of the family. Vocal range: G3-A5

Cain / Japheth (Male identified, 18-25): Cain is 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 is in love with Yonah and is willing to sacrifice his life to be with her. He is Noah’s youngest son. Clever, rebellious, stubborn. Vocal range: B3-A5

Abel / Ham (Male identified, 18-30): Abel is Cain’s younger and more conservative brother who follows the “rules.” He chooses his parents over Cain. Ha is 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. Vocal range: B3-G5

Yonah (Female identified, 18-30): Noah’s servant who falls in love with Japheth and becomes his wife. A descendant of Cain. She is strong, yet humble, kind, and smart. Vocal range: G3-G5

Seth/Shem (Male identified, 20-30) : Seth is Adam and Eve’s third son and their family’s second chance at life. He is innocently adventurous. Shem is the oldest of Noah’s three sons. Married to Aysha, he is impulsive, strong, and hot-tempered. Vocal range: B3-E5

Aphra (Female identified, 20-30): Ham’s pregnant wife. Longs for the flood to be over and is constantly worrying. Vocal range: B3-E5

Aysha (Female identified, 20-30): Shem’s wife. Cynically bitter and constantly accusing those aboard the ark. Vocal range: B3-E5

These are paid roles.

City or Location of call: Chicagoland Theatre Fund

To submit, visit this page: https://www.chicagolandtheatrefund.com/projects