The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Music and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon

Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Music and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon

Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Overview

This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers," spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

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Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Period
  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Cast Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Features Children, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

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 ...

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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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