Musical has local actors, director

By on September 6, 2009

ELBURN—Aaron Thomann of Elburn will direct the Fox Valley Theatre Company musical production of “Children of Eden” this month.

The show at Elgin Community College’s Blizzard Theatre will feature more than 45 Fox Valley actors. Music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz of “Wicked” fame, and the story is based on a book by John Caird.

The first act covers the familiar story of Adam and Eve, their life in the Garden of Eden and the circumstances that cause them to leave, as well as the subsequent rift between Cain and Abel. The second act is set 1,000 years later and tells the tale of the family of Noah, told by Father-God to build a boat for the coming flood that will destroy the line of Cain.

Thomann, who previously directed FVTC shows “Les Miserables” in 2004 and “Footloose” in 2005, returns to the company to direct Eden. Thomann has directed or appeared in numerous productions throughout the Chicago area.

Ticket information
Children of Eden
7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 11, 12, 18 and 19
2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19
3 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 13 and 20

Cost is $10 for adults
and $8 for students and seniors, and for those in groups of
20 or more.

To purchase tickets,
call the ECC Box Office at
(847) 622-0300
or visit
and click on the link for
Theatre and Dance Events.