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Children of Eden: A Celebration of Creation


Photo courtesy of The Young People's Theatre Project.

For the 20th year, The Young People's Theatre Project brings its unique partnership with Jesuit High School and Caldera Arts Center to the Moyer Theatre with a production for the whole family. CHILDREN OF EDEN celebrates the spark of creation, blending timeless stories from the Old Testament with music by Stephen Schwartz, the composer best known for hits such as PIPPIN, GODSPELL, and WICKED.

The spectacular production features a children's chorus and junior ensemble of elementary school students, who join a senior ensemble of middle and high school students, supported by a student crew under the guidance of theatre professionals. The younger groups met in a day camp format as a part of Jesuit High School's summer school, while the older group has spent the last 11 days at Caldera Arts Center in Central Oregon, an outdoor camp facility on the shores of Blue Lake.

Dozens of elementary, middle, and high schools are represented in this musical presentation, showcasing the talents of nearly 150 students from throughout the Portland area and beyond.

CHILDREN OF EDEN was the first Performing Arts Camp production for The Young People's Theatre Project when the program was founded in 1999. It was reprised to celebrate the 10th camp, and is being brought back with a new vision to celebrate the camp's 20th year. Since its inaugural year, the camp has greatly increased in size with quick-filling day camp classes, and a competitive audition process for principal roles.

The entire group rehearses together for the first time just 48 hours before their first performance!

Performances are July 12-15, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. All seats are $10 for all ages. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE.

Don't miss CHILDREN OF EDEN at Jesuit High School's Marilyn Moyer Theatre, this weekend only!

Questions? Contact Jeff Hall at jhall@jesuitportland.org or Elaine Kloser at ekloser@jesuitportland.org or call The Young People's Theatre Project at (503) 567-9482.