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Children of Eden Takes McDonald Moody Stage

The LCU Theatre Department, Monterey Church of Christ and Broadway Church of Christ are coming together to perform the two-act musical, Children of Eden, on Friday, August 9th-Sunday, August 11th, at 7:30pm each night in the McDonald Moody Auditorium on the LCU campus.

The musical is freely based on the story of Genesis, following the stories of Adam and Eve in Act 1 and Noah in Act 2.

This heartfelt and often humorous musical examines the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that “the hardest part of love…is letting go.”

The Lubbock production of Children of Eden is directed by LCU’s Chair of Communications and Fine Arts, Dr. Laurie Doyle. Several other LCU Fine Arts professors are assisting in bringing this musical to Lubbock; Allison Smith serves as assistant director, Andrew Babcock will conduct the orchestra, and Shawn Hughes joins efforts with LCU alum Gary Moyers (’86) in the set design.

Music and lyrics for Children of Eden are composed by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked and Godspell) and the script is authored by John Caird (writer of the musicals Les Miserables, Candide 1999, and Jane Eyre).

Last summer, Dr. Doyle formed this partnership between the two churches and LCU’s Theatre Department to collaborate on a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

"I knew there were a lot of people in churches with a lot of talent ... great actors, a lot of really good singers," Dr. Doyle said about her decision to put on a show last summer. "A lot of people, once they're out of college, they don't have a chance to perform. If I could offer this opportunity to people who want to perform, we could give them an outlet for the talents that God gave them."

All reserved seats are priced at $10 each. For ticket information, please go to or call 806.720.7429.