Cast chosen for Tabor fall musical, ?Children of Eden?

Tabor College has announced the cast and crew for the 2009 Homecoming production of ?Children of Eden.?

Five performances of the musical will be presented, from Wednesday, Oct. 7, through Sunday, Oct. 11, in the Chapel-Auditorium, located in the H.W. Lohrenz Building.

The Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday?s begins at 2 p.m.

Inspired by the opening chapters of Genesis, ?Children of Eden? is about second chances and the ability of new generations to make new choices.

?The story focuses on the experiences of being part of a family,? said director Judy Harder, associate professor of communications and drama. ?The musical is a heart-felt and sometimes humorous portrayal of the age-old relationship between parents and children.?

Musical direction will be given by Brad Vogel, professor of choral music.

Following are the cast members for ?Children of Eden?: Justin Moore (Father); Kayla Vix (Eve/Mama); David Vogel (Adam/Noah); Aaron Stepanek (Cain/Japheth); Carson Stutz?man (Abel/Ham); Hanna Bishop (Yonah); Naomi Toews (Dove); Darren Enns (Seth/Shem); Maria Loewen (Aphra) and Emily Olson (Aysha).

Story-tellers: Clarissa Berglund, Mary Bishop, Nolan Dirks, Benjamin Heyen, Lauren Just, Jessica Kelley, Sam Klein, Logan Stranghoner and Ian Wohlgemuth.

An additional 25 students are participating as members of the crew, orchestra and the ?Noah?s Ark? scene.

Local school-age children participating in the scene, and other scenes, include: Anna Glanzer, Paul Glanzer, Allison Gray, Shannon Heiser, Vance Klassen, Ben Koop, Callie Linnens, Carson Linnens, Alex Anna Ratzlaff, Darian Ratzlaff, Tyson Reimer, Abby Sechrist, Emily Sechrist, Millie Sechrist, Braden Vogt, Leighton Wagner and Molly Wiebe.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Seating is limited and reservations must be made by calling Kaylene Unruh in the Student Development Office, at 620-947-3121, ext. 1033.

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