Children of Eden
Our MainStage production this year will be open to community adults and Red faculty, as well as students as young as grade 4. (You don’t have to take classes at Red to audition for the musicals and plays!)
When are classes? What is the commitment?
May: Monday 4:00 to 6:00 PM,
Tuesday 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Thursday 5:30 to 7:00 PM
June: Monday-Friday 4:00 to 8:00 PM
Tech/Show Week: Sunday, June 26
Costumes will be used for each number, to be provided by students and not to exceed $45 per student.
When is the show?
- Thursday, June 30 at 7:00 PM
- Friday, July 1 at 7:00 PM
- Saturday, July 2 (potential matinee may be added OR Sunday show) at 7:00 PM (potential 2pm)
- Sunday, July 3 at 3:00 PM
Is there a fee?
We are very excited to offer a high level performance opportunity for our community. To assist with paying our teachers, rights / licensing / royalty fees, band and orchestra members, set/prop fees, venue rentals, etc. there will be a pay to play fee (with the exception of our faculty). In lieu of a pay-to play fee, students may secure business sponsors for the program.
Callbacks: Sunday, February 27th
1:00 to 3:00 PM Dance
3:00 to 6:00 PM Singing and Sides
Callbacks will be announced after auditions. Callback material will be provided. Callbacks will consist of reading lines, singing selections provided, and dancing.
How do I audition?
Auditions: Friday, February 25th 7:00 PM
OR Saturday February 26th
Location: 433 Allenby Ave, Marysville, OH 43040
Submit audition form below, and get email confirmation of audition time.
To prepare: Please prepare 30-45 seconds of a musical selection that represents your highest level of singing and acting. You will perform a cappella and will be given a starting note if you request one.
Internationally acclaimed opera singer Chelsea Melcher is a native of Coldwater, Michigan and has been described as “coolly captivating” and “a woman to be reckoned with” onstage. The Opera Idol National Finalist graduated with a Performance Diploma from the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music under the study of Heidi Grant Murphy, Kevin Murphy, and Timothy Noble. At The Jacobs School of Music Chelsea performed Musetta (La Bohème) under the baton of Paul Nadler and direction of Jeffrey Buchman. Chelsea’s recent roles include Valencienne (The Merry Widow), Maria (The Sound of Music), Adina (L’Elisir d’amore), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Violetta (La Traviata), Annina, (La Traviata) Nedda (I Pagliacci), Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Mariuccia (I Due Timidi), Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Micaëla (Carmen), Frasquita (Carmen)Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Mimi (La Bohème), and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Musetta, (La Bohème), and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni).
Chelsea has performed Verdi’s Requiem and Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder, the Messiah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and Mahler’s Second Symphony. Melcher’s performing includes collaboration with Opera Columbus, Opera Seabrook, Opera Project Columbus, Bay View Music Festival, New Albany Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Ohio Light Opera, Midland Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Amherst Symphony, Central Michigan Orchestra, and The Ohio State University Orchestra.
Chelsea has been awarded the prestigious Margaret Speaks Scholarship, Jacobs School of Music Graduate Tuition Award, Jacobs School of Music Performance Certificate Recommendation, Wilson Award, Women in Music (Columbus) Award, and has received first place in numerous concerto competitions. Chelsea has been featured performing many works of modern composers and has performed world premieres for composers such as Paul Melcher, Philip Rice, and Jacob Reed. Chelsea is the founder of Vocal Career Academy and Nerves Be Gone Academy, Professor of Entrepreneurial Performance Anxiety within the Marketing Impact Academy and soon to be Professor of Music at Siena Heights University. Chelsea specializes in coaching performers to manage anxieties and gain a natural confidence onstage and in auditions. Her masterclasses, coachings and courses have helped hundreds of students gain confidence, take their mind off the opinions of others, and truly enjoy performing.
In addition to her performance career, Chelsea has co-founded RED School of Music with professional teachers and unlimited performance opportunities. Guests artists and professional collaborations feature RED School of Music faculty and students across the midwest.
Regan Goins grew up in Marysville and is happy to be returning to her roots. Having spent the last ten years in Austin, TX, she has plenty of real world experience to include in her teaching. Regan holds a BFA in Acting from the high ranked Texas State University. Her credits include films like “My All American”, “The Way We Weave”, and an uncountable amount of professional theatre credits such as the world premiere production of the “The Secretary”, “A Streetcar Named Desire” (Blanche), “Macbeth” (Lady Macbeth), and many others.
Krista Beery-Fairchild has been dancing since age 2. Growing up in and around Marysville, Krista studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe and musical theatre. She has been teaching dance for 21 years, all at Energy Arts Dance (formerly Patty Beery’s School of Dance.) Krista holds a BS in journalism and a BFA in creative writing and continues to study dance each year around the country. She has directed, produced or choreographed a number of musicals including Chicago, Sleeping Beauty Jr, Curtains, How the West was Won, Aristocats and Frozen Kids. Krista owns and directs Energy Arts Dance in Uptown Marysville and is the director of Energy Arts’ nationally-recognized competitive team.
Auditions closed. Stay tuned for the show!