N THE BEGINNING cleverly explores the debate over evolution in a spoof for the whole family (ages 6+). Adam and Eve have their peaceful lives disrupted when they encounter a mutant fish that is an evolutionary bridge from water to land. Curious by nature, Eve is seduced by the creature's description of the biological history of the world, which conflicts with Adam's fundamentalist views. With a rousing chorus of singing-and-dancing animals and an all-star band of musicians, IN THE BEGINNING offers a zany alternative to traditional theories of our origin.
The cast features some of Madison's finest local talent: Kelly Maxwell, Chris Babiarz, Marcy Weiland, Bonnie Balke, Corianne Wilson, Ken Adams, Pam Adams, Michelle Morency, Lara Winkler, Susan Fortenberry, Sarah Piha, and Christina Steele. Luke Michael Arthur makes his Mercury Players debut as Skipper the Fish.
The all-star musicians include three members of Madison's ultimate rock band, the Gomers: Biff Blumfumgagne, Gordon Ranney, and Geoff Brady. The three Gomers will join composer Andrew Rohn (Walmartopia, V05, Sunshine for the Blind, the Merkins.)