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"It was the lock of the door which had been closed ten years and she put her hand in her pocket, drew out the key and found it fitted the keyhole. She put the key in and turned it. It took two hands to turn it, but it did turn. And then she took a long breath and looked behind her up the long walk to see if anyone was coming. No one was coming. No one ever did it seemed, and she took another long breath, because she could not help it, and she held back the swinging curtain of ivy and pushed back the door that opened slowly – slowly. Then she slipped through it, and shut it behind her, and stood with her back against it, looking about her and breathing quite fast with excitement, and wonder, and delight. She was standing inside the secret garden."
— The Secret Garden (1911)

Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. 

This musical version of the classic story was based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett, with book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon. It came to Broadway in 1991 and the production was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning Best Book of a Musical and Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Daisy Eagan as Mary, then eleven years old.

The Secret Garden was presented live on stage September 18 – October 4, 2015

CAST:

MARY LENNOX: Charlotte Kearns and Eva Wendel
LILY CRAVEN: Heather Buck
MRS. MEDLOCK: Janine LaForge
DR. NEVILLE CRAVEN: Scottie Woodard
ARCHIBALD CRAVEN: James Sasser*
COLIN CRAVEN: Jordan Martin
DICKON: Danny Quezada
MARTHA: Taylor Bartolucci
BEN WETHERSTAFF: Barry Martin
ALBERT LENNOX: Thom Hinesley
ROSE LENNOX: Madison Genovese
MAJOR HOLMES/SHELLEY 1/FAKIR: Andrew Moore
LT. WRIGHT/SHELLEY 2/SHAW: Scott Slagle
CLAIRE/MRS. WINTHROP: Bridget Folan
ALICE: Amber Marsh
U/S MARTHA (at certain performances): Jessica Gerson
* Appears courtesy of Actor's Equity Association

CREATIVE TEAM:

DIRECTION AND SCENIC DESIGN: Barry Martin and Taylor Bartolucci
STAGE MANAGER: Alicia Lerner
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Craig Burdette
COSTUME DESIGN: Liz Martin, Liesl Seitz
HAIR/MAKEUP DESIGN: Tamara See
LIGHTING DESIGN: April George
PRODUCTION PIANIST: Chris Alexander

 
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