Stephen Schwartz to Travel to Melbourne for CHILDREN OF EDEN Today
Legendary Broadway composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz travels to Melbourne for Children of Eden at Melbourne Recital Centre today.
Spanning four decades, Stephen Schwartz's career has culminated in three Grammys, three Oscars, a Golden Globe, six Tony nominations and a string of hit musicals including Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, and Working. Schwartz was recently awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is the only songwriter in Broadway history to have three shows run more than 1900 performances. Featuring a cast of great Australian talent and a hot house band, celebrate the enduring work of Stephen Schwartz with three special concert performances of the composer's three favourite productions.
Based on The Book of Genesis, Children of Eden is an inspiring tale of growing up and growing apart. David Harris (Miss Saigon, Legally Blonde) and Laura Fitzpatrick (Flowerchildren) lead the cast in a glorious pop-cultural adaptation of the story of Creation through to Noah and The Flood.
Monday 23 September 7.30pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall (Two hours & 30-mins incl. interval)
Schwartz's heartfelt 1991 musical uses The Book of Genesis as the foundation for the story of parents and children growing up and growing apart. Children of Eden is joyous, universally relevant, inspiring and also one of Stephen Schwartz's personal favourites.
Single tickets: Premium $75; A reserve $65; B reserve $50; THREE-CONCERT PACKAGE AVAILABLE - Standard $210: Includes Premium seats to Godspell, Pippin and Children of Eden plus admission into the special event Stephen Schwartz: In Conversation on Sunday 22 September, an intimate evening of stories from a stellar career presented by Broadway legend, Stephen Schwartz himself.
Bookings: Visit melbournerecital.com.au or phone the Melbourne Recital Centre Box Office on 03 9699 3333. For more information on Stephen Schwartz, visit stephenschwartz.com. For more information on Magnormos, visit magnormos.com.