MILLIGAN, Tenn. (March 9, 2021) — Milligan University’s musical theatre department will present the musical “Children of Eden JR.” on April 8-11. Inspired by the Book of Genesis, this musical focuses on the relationships between parents and children.
The musical will be streamed online at showtix4u.com on April 8-11 at 7:30 p.m., in addition to a 2:30 p.m. showing on April 10-11. Tickets are required to stream and may be purchased at showtix4u.com/events/19503.
Written by John Caird, along with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, this imaginative musical weaves themes of love, redemption and dreams into the familiar stories in Genesis 1-9.
“This musical is a captivating story of hope and second chances which spring out of bitter circumstances,” reflected senior Mareena Rodriguez, of Dandridge, Tennessee. “After this past year, ‘Children of Eden JR.’ brought us hope that theatre can go on even in times of bitter circumstances. We connected with the real stories of broken people, and as actors, we all share stories of brokenness and hope. This musical showed me that the show went on and so can we.”
The musical features a 23-member cast. Actors will be divided into two casts, Cast A and Cast B, and each group will be featured in several performances. Members of the musical’s ensemble will perform in each production.
Juniors Jacob Wilson, of Houston, Texas, and Dakota Mohler, Del Rio, Tennessee, share the role of Father; graduate student Trey Rice, Irmo, South Carolina, will play Adam and Noah; senior Alexis Terrell, Bristol, Tennessee, and Rodriguez will play Eve; sophomore Joey Reese, Nashville, Tennessee, and junior Sam Konstantopoulos, Johnson City, Tennessee, will portray Cain and Japheth; and freshman Parker Duggar and senior Katie Cochran, both of Johnson City, will play Yonah.
For more information about Milligan’s performing, visual and communicative arts programs, visit www.milligan.edu/PVC.