Full Length Musical, Drama / 8m, 7f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s)
The long-awaited new 70-minute version of the beloved musical, The Secret Garden.
This new "Spring Version" promises to be a treasure for children and adults!
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"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
RELATED ARTICLE ON BREAKING CHARACTER
Staff Picks: THE SECRET GARDEN
by Courtney Kochuba with Ben Coleman
January 13, 2015
KeywordsChildhood, Death, Friendship, Illness/Health, Love, Parenting/Family, Adolescence/Childhood
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- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- 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
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway
- Vocal Demands: Easy
- Orchestra Size: Piano Only
- Chorus Size: Medium
Casting8m, 7f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s)
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
ALBERT and ROSE LENNOX – Mary’s Parents
LILY CRAVEN – Colin’s Mother
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.
- Expandable casting
- Features Children
- Roles for Children
- Room for Extras
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.
Music Material Rental Packages
1 Piano Vocal Score
20 Chorus Books