Front and Center for Performing Arts proudly presents, "Children of Eden.”  Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John Caird.

Based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt Stephen Schwartz musical. The Front & Center for Performing Arts cast contains over 60 students from neighboring towns led by Renee Celeste, Julie Lira, and Rodney Briscoe.   

“Although this is a lesser known show, Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked and many other musicals) considers this score his favorite!  The story speaks to us about family and what we pass on from one generation to the next.  It’s the perfect show to share with your own family!” – Renee Celeste.

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The show will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21, and at 1 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22 at the Woodland Theater, formerly the Women's Club of Maplewood, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood.

Tickets are $28. Seating is assigned. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at Any remaining seats will be sold at the door before each show.

Front & Center offers individuals of all ages and skill levels, the opportunity to grow and develop artistically and personally in a nurturing environment. We aim to provide a unique and comprehensive curriculum while maintaining the highest standards of excellence. Our distinctive atmosphere encourages students with professional aspirations, as well as those who seek recreational fulfillment through the arts. For more information, visit