Sparks of Creation: CHILDREN OF EDEN at TLP
Timber Lake Playhouse presents the heartwarming musical adaption of the Book of Genesis, Children of Eden. From the creators of Wicked and Les Miserables comes this unique and inspirational story about parents and children, the search for understanding and the challenges of growing up. Artistic Director James Beaudry directs and choreographs this very special production that runs July 28 through August 7.
Children of Eden uses the stories of Adam and Eve and Noah’s Ark as the starting point for the musical that resonates across time. The 34-member cast includes TLP favorite Brandon Ford as Father. TLP resident performers Patrick Connaghan and Erica Vlahinos, who have appeared in most of the season’s productions, are featured as Adam and Eve. The rest of the cast includes TLP company members Tyler Sawyer Smith and Grant Drager as Cain and Abel; Aaron Conklin and Sophie Brown as Noah and Mama Noah; Henry McGinniss and Daryn Harrell as Japheth and Yonah; and Storytellers Kelsey Andres, Cody Canyon, Grant Drager, Andrew Harth, Dryden Meints, Julia Mitchell, Alexandra E. Palkovic and Katie Wesler.
Rounding out the cast are twelve young performers from around the region: Alexis DawTyne (Milledgeville), Lauren Hackbarth (Chadwick), Samantha Butts (Rock Falls), Gentry Lessman (Shannon), Kallie Timmons (Lyndon), and Sterling residents Alyssa Noosbond, Shelly Saathoff , Bradley Schlegel, Britni Shaw, Colin Zollinger and Kallie Zuidema. Chadwick resident, Levi Skoog, make a special appearance as the lead storyteller in this production.