Stephen Schwartz, the man behind Godspell and Wicked, tackles the conflict between fathers and sons, mothers and daughters in Children of Eden, presented here by Masquerade Theatre. Filled with rock, folk and gospel music, Children uses two ancient stories, the Garden of Eden and the Great Flood (both present in almost every culture in the world), to deliver a bittersweet message: The hardest part of love is letting go. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Through April 18. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-861-7045 or visit www.masqueradetheatre.com. $30 to $50.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 19, 3 p.m. Starts: April 16. Continues through April 19, 2009