The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

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Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1991
Genres
Drama
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
1906, colonial india and misselthwaite manor in north yorkshire, england.
Cast Size
small
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Optional
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Ideal For
male lead, female lead, ensemble cast, large cast, young characters
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Synopsis

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved 1911 classic The Secret Garden comes back to life in this stunning, enchanting, and engaging 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, Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, enormous manor on the British heath. Inside the haunting house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls, including her uncle, who pushes away his family in grief after his wife, Lily’s death, and his son, Colin, who is bedridden, lonely, and carries the guilt of his mother’s death on his crippled shoulders. Outside, however, Mary finds Lily’s hidden garden, tucked behind years of vines and overgrowth, locked shut by the Craven’s secrets. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, stubborn and determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, just “one small girl who wants things to grow.”


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