Book by John Caird (Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby). Music and Lyrics Stephen Schwartz. Magnormos (Vic). Director: Aaron Joyner. Musical Director: Cameron Thomas. Melbourne Recital Centre. Monday 23rd September, 2013.
Children of Eden is all about the beginning, but it played last in the triptych of Stephen Schwartz’s musicals, preceded by Godspell and Pippin, all presented by Magnormos this September.
The narrative focuses on the two Biblical creation stories in the book of Genesis: Adam, Eve, the Garden of Eden, their banishment into the wilderness, and their sons Cain and Abel in the first half, and then the story of Noah and the flood after interval.