July 26, 2022
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Eden Casteel has created a truly masterful tribute to the late, great Madeline Kahn. Funny, witty, clever and always vocally beautiful this evening will delight those who fondly remember the multi-talented Kahn – as only the multi-talented Casteel could brilliantly portray.
A “stunning coloratura soprano” with “a great sense of comic timing,” performer/producer Eden Casteel is the host of “The Eden Show,” a weekly interactive online show featuring musical guests who sing, play, and love to talk. Using livestream technology, Eden is able to perform live with her guests, even if they are hundreds of miles apart.
Eden has played diverse regional theatre roles including The Proprietor in Assassins, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Mama Rose in Gypsy, Francesca Johnson in The Bridges of Madison County, Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. She also performed all the soprano arias and most of the tenor arias in a re-imagined Handel’s “Messiah” with full orchestra.
Eden is a co-creator of The Co-Eds, a musical duo with guitarist Ed Vallee. She’s also a co-creator of The Benchwarmers, a musical improv trio with fellow improv pianists Mark Meritt and Keith Munslow.
Eden’s students are performers and recording artists in New England and beyond. Eden coaches vocal technique and performance, and also assists clients with all aspects of songwriting and production.
Eden recently arranged, coached, accompanied, recorded and released “Peace Dale Hayride Vol. 2,” the third studio album created by her students since mid-2020. “Holly Days,” the studio holiday album, was released in mid-December 2020. “Six Feet From Stardom,” an online album featuring 13 of her private students, was released in June 2020.
A native of Dublin, Ohio who moved to Rhode Island in 2010, Eden holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from The University Of Cincinnati College-Conservatory Of Music and a Master of Music degree from The University of Maryland. She is a past president of the Rhode Island chapter of NATS, a member of the American Guild of Organists, and a charter member of The Speakeasy Cooperative.
A go-to consultant during the lockdowns of 2020, Eden gave presentations on low-latency technology and studio use to national and international groups, including The National Association Of Teachers Of Singing (NATS), The Speakeasy Cooperative, Vocology In Practice, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and The Pandemic-Proof Singer Summit.
Before she opened her private studio in 2011, Eden was adjunct voice faculty at Community College of Rhode Island, Salve Regina University, Spring Arbor University, Hillsdale College, Kellogg Community College, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School.