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The Secret Garden
Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Gene Bates
Richard (Bat) Battistelli
Alexandra BoulĂ©-Buckley
Danny Brogan
Bob Chaves
Roberta Chaves
Marsha Coder
Chris Colby
Emily Dewey
Florence Ferraro
Andrea Gaspar
Ryan Green
Steve Ingrassia
Erin Keefe
Paul Neiswander
Brent Stone
Nick Stone
Mary Kate Watson

Fridays and Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 2
at the Alden Theatre Jul 13, 2007 - Jul 28, 2007
Auditions: April 24 & 25 at 7pm
Producer: Cathy Farnsworth
Assistant Producer: Leah Aspell
Director: Shelly Horn
Music Director: Michael Dzbenski
Vocal Director: Joe Gems
Technical Director: Bob Zeigler
Choreographer: Stefan Sittig
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French  

From the Washington Post: "Favoring theme over story, it is a challenging show to make accessible to general audiences. Professional companies in the area have struggled and mostly failed to develop a compelling atmosphere onstage with the delicate material, but the McLean group generally succeeds."

The Secret Garden is about a young girl, Mary Lennox, who, upon the deaths of her parents, is sent away from her home in India to live with her distant, often absent uncle Archibald Craven in his Yorkshire, England manor.

Shortly after arriving, the spoiled, sullen girl discovers an old, abandoned garden and gradually she morphs into a spirited, healthy and kind child. With the help of a local boy whose sister works in the manor, she is able to transform the secret garden to a place filled with beauty and life.

Along the way she uncovers many other secrets as well, and the roses in the garden are not the only inhabitants of the Yorkshire property to grow and improve as a result. This is a thoroughly "family friendly" show.

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