Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

CTP is proud to announce its 2015 musical Children of Eden.  Children of Eden casts the beloved biblical stories of Genesis through the personal lens of family.  The musical starts with the very beginning: the creation of the universe. Father breathes life into his children, Adam and Eve, and learns that the hardest part of being a loving Father is letting go. It’s a lesson that translates into the parenting of Cain, Abel, and Seth — and is reiterated once again as Noah parents his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

This will be the group’s first musical in the new venue.  The show will be performed in the Rochester Borough Theater located at 350 Adams Street, Rochester, PA  15074.  CTP is thrilled to be performing in this classic concert hall.


Center Theatre Players is a community theater group that has presented musicals as part of the Brodhead Cultural Center’s summer series since the ’80’s.  In the beginning, the group performed at the outdoor amphitheater located on the Penn State Beaver Campus and in the late ‘90’s moved to the new indoor theater where they have performed thru 2014. For over thirty years, CTP has thrilled audiences with their presentations of such well known classics as: South Pacific, Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Grease, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, and 1776. In addition to the classics, CTP has also introduced audiences to newer and lesser-known musicals such as City of Angels, Leader of the Pack, Drood, Big River, Into the Woods, Drowsy Chaperone, and Sweeney Todd. All performers are local western Pennsylvania singers, actors, and dancers who have a keen interest in theater and love of the arts. Founder and director, Sandy Reigel, has been at the helm and has directed over 40 community theater musicals along with award winning musicals at Center High School, Beaver High School, and currently at Central Valley High School.

"SWEENEY TODD"Last summer’s show “Sweeney Todd”