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Secret Garden, Spring Version, The - Full Length Musical, Drama

Secret Garden, Spring Version, The

Marsha Norman, Lucy Simon, Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Full Length Musical, Drama

8m, 7f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573697593

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.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

Theatre for Young Audiences

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, 1900-1910

Settings Of Play - Colonial India and Misselthwaite Manor in England. 1906.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, From Broadway

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!



RELATED ARTICLE ON BREAKING CHARACTER

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


The Secret Garden first appeared at the St. James Theater. Directed by Susan H. Schulman.
Characters

CASTING

8m, 7f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Features Children, Roles for Children, Room for Extras

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 of their rooms. They may also participate occasionally, at the end of Act 1 and in the Night Garden scene. The Director is free to make use of individuals who are gifted singers or dancers in scenes as appropriate. Our personal favorite idea is that the Readers are sometimes fellow travelers, sometimes garden sprites, and sometimes just readers. They need not always be reading, nor need they all appear in every scene. But we need at least one of them onstage in every scene to secure the convention. Our only request is that their presence never detract from the main action. The places where they must sing are indicated in the script and score.

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

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.

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Easy

1  Piano Vocal Score
20  Chorus Books
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

Videos
  • The Secret Garden, Spring Version

  • The Secret Garden, Spring Version

Author(s)
Marsha Norman

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 Color Purple, for which she also received a Tony nomination. The Color Purple is ... view full profile

Lucy Simon

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, for which she received Tony and Drama Desk nominations, The Drama Loge Award, and a Grammy nomination for the recording of the score. The Secret Garden was produced in Australia in 1995 by the Gordon Frost Organization and ... view full profile

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