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The Secret Garden: Spring Version

Full-Length Musical, Drama  /  7f, 8m, 1girl(s), 1boy(s)

Marsha Norman, Lucy Simon, Frances Hodgson Burnett

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman / Music by Lucy Simon / Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The long-awaited new 70-minute version of the beloved musical The Secret Garden.


  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    7f, 8m, 1girl(s), 1boy(s)
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! Three 1991 Tony Awards®, including Best Book of a Musical
    Nominee: Seven 1991 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical and Best Score
    Winner! Three 1991 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Book and Orchestrations
    Nominee: Thirteen 1991 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical, Music and Lyrics
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Summary

The long-awaited new 70-minute version of the beloved musical The Secret Garden is as beautiful and spirited as the original in just half the time.

This new "Spring Version" promises to be a treasure for children and adults!

History
The Secret Garden opened at the St. James Theatre on April 25, 1991 after 23 previews. The show played for a total of 709 performances and closed on January 3, 1993.
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
  • Features Children
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras
Performing Groups
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Large Stage

MARY LENNOX - an orphan girl of about 10
COLIN CRAVEN - a sickly boy of about 10. Mary and Colin are cousins, their mothers were sisters

SPIRITS: 
ALBERT and ROSE LENNOX – Mary’s Parents
LILY CRAVEN – Colin’s Mother

AT MISSELTHWAITE:
ARCHIBALD CRAVEN
 – Mary’s Uncle, Colin’s Father
DR. NEVILLE CRAVEN
 – Archibald’s brother
MRS. MEDLOCK
 – Archibald’s housekeeper
BEN WEATHERSTAFF
 – The Head Gardener
MARTHA
 – a housemaid
DICKON
 – Martha’s brother, a magical boy who talks to birds
MRS. WINTHROP
 – headmistress of the Aberdeen School for Girls
Two MEN
 and Two WOMEN – servants, passengers, Indian officers, etc.

  • Time Period Contemporary, 1900-1910
  • Setting Colonial India and Misselthwaite Manor in England. 1906.
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

Media

"The young (and not so young) loved it!" - Broadway World

"This heartwarming story is beautifully told in Lucy Simon's alternately gorgeous and lilting score, most of whose best songs are heard in full, even in this 75-minute version of the show." - The Stage, Read More 

"Due to careful editing down to a pacy 70 minutes all-through...the young (and not so young) loved it!" - Broadway World, Read More

ON BREAKING CHARACTER

Staff Picks: THE SECRET GARDEN
by Courtney Kochuba with Ben Coleman
January 13, 2015

Videos

  • The Secret Garden, Spring Version

  • The Secret Garden, 1991 Tony Awards

Music

Song Samples

Prelude
There's A Girl
The House Upon the Hill
I Heard Someone Crying
A Girl in the Valley
It's A Maze
Show Me The Key
A Bit of Earth
Wick
Come to My Garden
Come Spirit, Come Charm
Hold On
Letter Song
How Could I Ever Know?
Finale
  • Musical StyleClassic Broadway
  • Vocal DemandsEasy
  • Orchestra SizePiano Only
  • Chorus SizeMedium

Materials

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Authors

Marsha Norman

Marsha Norman - award winning playwright - won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize, Blackburn Prize, Hull-Warriner, and Drama Desk Awards for her play 'Night, Mother. In 1992 she won a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for her book for the Broadway musical, The Secret Garden. She also wr ...
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Lucy Simon

When Lucy Simon was in grade school, a class assignment was to memorize a poem and recite it in class. The only way she could do it was to put it to a melody. The poem she chose was “Wynken Blynken and Nod” by Eugene Field. It is the first song she ever wrote. Several years ...

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Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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