The Secret Garden

by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon
Directed by Justin and Katherine Freind

Audition details coming soon


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.”

Mary Lennox  Female  Lead  Soprano
Archibald Craven  Male  Lead  Baritone
Dr. Neville Craven   Male  Supporting  Baritone
Martha  Female  Supporting  Mezzo-Soprano
Dickon  Male  Supporting  Tenor
Lily  Female  Supporting  Soprano
Colin Craven  Male  Supporting  Treble/Boy Soprano
Ben Weatherstaff  Male  Featured  Tenor
Mrs. Winthrop  Female  Featured  Spoken
Mrs. Medlock  Female  Featured  Spoken
Rose  Female  Featured  Soprano
Captain Albert Lennox  Male  Featured  Tenor
Alice  Female  Ensemble  Soprano
Lieutenant Wright  Male  Ensemble  Tenor
Lieutenant Shaw  Male  Ensemble  Baritone
Major Holmes  Male  Ensemble  Tenor
Major Shelly  Male  Ensemble  Tenor
Mrs. Claire Holmes  Female  Ensemble  Mezzo-Soprano
Mrs. Shelly  Female  Ensemble  Mezzo-Soprano
Fakir  Male  Ensemble  Tenor
Ayah  Female  Ensemble  Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano