THE SECRET GARDEN
Victoria Theatre [Dayton]
Directed by Becki Norgaard and Mackensie King
Cast: Morgan Tracy as Mary Lennox, Jax Heritage as Colin Craven, Allie Haines as Lily Craven, Zach King as Archibald Craven, AJ Breslin as Dr Neville Craven, Danielle Kubasky as Martha, Garrett Young as Dickon, Brennan Paulin as Albert, Bethany Locklear as Rose, Martha Benjamin as Mrs Winthrop, Angie Thacker as Mrs Medlock, Robin Shank as Mrs Shelley, Jason Slattery as Major Shelley, Biraj Barkakaty as Fakir, Keya Vadivelu as Ayah, Raef Norgaard as Lt Ian Shaw, Dustin Schwab as Lt Peter Wright, Jacob Sawtelle as Major Holmes, Meghan Rupper as Mrs Holmes, Mackenzie Wolcott as Alice, Emma Francis as Jane & Ted Elzroth as Ben
Ensemble: Emma Myers, Karn Singh & Ty Smith
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved Victorian classic, THE SECRET GARDEN, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. Inside the haunting house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls. Since her aunt Lily’s death, Mary’s uncle has pushed away his surviving loved ones, leaving his bedridden son, Colin, alone. Sickly Colin, hidden away in the depths of the manner, bears the guilt of his mother’s death on his crippled shoulders. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, locked shot and overgrown with vines, stubborn Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that “one small girl” can have when she “wants things to grow.” Recommended for ages 6 and up.
- Fri, May 12 at 8pm
- Sat, May 13 at 2pm & 8pm