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The Secret Garden, Spring Version

Marsha Norman, Lucy Simon, Frances Hodgson Burnett

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

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

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The Secret Garden, Spring Version
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  • 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
Description
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 first appeared at the St. James Theater. Directed by Susan H. Schulman.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Large Stage
Cautions
  • No Special Cautions

Licence details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Specifics

Details

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

Casting

7f, 8m, 1girl(s), 1boy(s)
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
  • Features Children
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras

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.

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Casting Notes

The chorus of the Spring version is comprised of any number of student singers of any age placed onstage at the discretion of the Director, not formally as if they were actually a chorus, but casually, as if they were reading the novel on the floor.

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: Medium

Materials

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Full Package:

1  Piano Vocal Score
17  Chorus Books

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Media

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RELATED ARTICLE ON BREAKING CHARACTER

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

Song Samples

Prelude
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There's A Girl
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The House Upon the Hill
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I Heard Someone Crying
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A Girl in the Valley
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It's A Maze
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Show Me The Key
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A Bit of Earth
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Wick
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Come to My Garden
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Come Spirit, Come Charm
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Hold On
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Letter Song
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How Could I Ever Know?
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Finale
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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 wrote the book for the Broadway musical, The C ...

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Lucy Simon

Lucy Simon began her professional career at age 16 with her sister Carly as part of The Simon Sisters.  She made her Broadway debut in 1991 as the composer of The Secret Garden. The Secret Garden continues to enjoy success in theaters and concert halls around the World. It will have a Broadw ...

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Frances Hodgson Burnett

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