Arts & Entertainment

Pair of Summit Elementary School-Age Actors Feature in 'Children of Eden' Musical Jan. 20-22

From left, Summit's Riley Steinel and Sadie Edgar are both in the cast of 'Children of Eden'. Credits: Christine Runke Photography

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City elementary schoolers Sadie Edgar and Riley Steinel are part of the cast that will appear in the Front and Center for Performing Arts production of "Children of Eden" January 20 - 22 at The Woodland Theater in Maplewood.

Ten year-old Edgar is a student at Brayton Elementary School, while 9 year-old Steinel attends Washington Elementary School.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and from a book by John Caird, "Children of Eden" is based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children. The production's cast includes more than 60 students from neighboring towns.

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Show dates and times are January 20 at 7 p.m., January 21 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and January 22 at 1 p.m.

The Woodland Theater (formerly the Women’s Club of Maplewood) is located at 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Reserved seating tickets are available for $28 each, and can be purchased by visiting Any remaining seats will be sold at the door before each show.

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