THE SECRET GARDEN — October 10 — 22, 2017
Music by Lucy Simon
Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by David Armstrong
Theatre Under The Stars presents The 5 th Avenue Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company Production of
THE SECRET GARDEN, a story of great love and great loss, great
sadness and great joy, and a perfect story for the whole family.
Based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett, THE SECRET GARDEN tells the story of Mary Lennox, a young English girl born and raised in the British Raj. She loses both of her parents when she is 10 years old during a cholera outbreak and she is sent off to England to live with an uncle and a cousin whom she’s never met. The musical's script and lyrics are by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon. It premiered on
Broadway in 1991 and ran for 709 performances. This dark and mysterious gothic thriller brings to exuberant life a saga of deception, grief, jealousy, love and ultimately, rebirth.
TUTS has the honor of participating in this pre-Broadway co-production of the Tony-Award®-winning musical. The collaboration may include other regional theatres prior to an intended Broadway transfer. This production, which just broke box office records in
Washington D.C., will include revisions to the book and score made by 5th Ave. Theatre’s Artistic Director, David Armstrong and the original creative team.
A hauntingly beautiful musical, THE SECRET GARDEN has been called “smart and sensitive” and “blessedly grownup” with “a yearning magical pulse” by the Washington Post. The fantastical tale features stunning sets and costumes, a gorgeous score and rich, lush storytelling.
“Secret Garden, The” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
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