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Review: “The Secret Garden” at Other Voices Theatre

Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman’s The Secret Garden boasts one of the most gorgeous scores in the history of musical theatre, but is rarely undertaken by community theatre groups due to its musical and technical complexity. Director Susan Thornton and Other Voices Theatre in Frederick have exceeded the challenge of mounting this heart-wrenching story and […]

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Daisy Eagan: From Her Tony Award-winning Mary Lennox to Playing Martha in ‘The Secret Garden’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

I rarely see a show twice, but I saw the Broadway production of The Secret Garden with Daisy Eagan 12 times. What a thrill it is to chat with her as she prepares to star as Martha in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Secret Garden. Joel: How did you get involved with Shakespeare Theatre Company’s The […]

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‘The Secret Garden’ at Center Stage

When I was a child, I read Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, The Secret Garden. Like many other children my age, I relished the loveliness of the story and wished for a garden of my own. Although Burnett’s novel is beautifully written, I felt as though I truly saw the story come alive in the […]

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‘Dr. Zhivago’ at The Broadway Theatre in New York City

This will be a short review because I have respect for the creative team behind Doctor Zhivago, but disappointment in their relentlessly moving musical now at the Broadway Theatre. Boris Pasternak was an influential  Russian poet whose novel is the source material which attracted Michael Korie (lyricist Grey Gardens),  (co-wrote lyrics with Andrew Lloyd Webber […]

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‘The Secret Garden’ at NextStop Theatre Company

Weary of winter, Washingtonians? NextStop Theatre Company has your antidote. Instead of a resurrection-vague Jesus Christ Superstar timed to Easter, this praiseworthy playhouse subbed in Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon’s lush, soul-searching The Secret Garden, an operatic and dark but uplifting musical of reawakening. Based on an Edwardian-era children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, it follows orphaned Mary who, having escaped […]

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In the Moment: Interviews of NextStop Theatre Company’s Evan Hoffmann, Katie Keyser, John Loughney, and Bobby Libby of ‘The Secret Garden’

We caught up with NextStop Theatre Company to learn more about its upcoming production of the musical The Secret Garden. The Secret Garden premiered on Broadway in 1991 and received multiple Tony Awards and multiple Drama Desk Awards. It has book and lyrics by Marsha Norman with music by Lucy Simon. The musical is based on the classic […]

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‘The Secret Garden in Concert’ at Young Artists of America by Brent and Linda Stone

Young Artists of America (YAA) presented classics from the musical The Secret Garden for their annual fall concert, held at the Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring. The 80 high-school aged performers, sounded little like teenage musicians as they sang and played in the orchestra with technical superiority and such musicality that the soaring score resonated in the audience’s […]

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Young Artists of America Presents ‘The Secret Garden’ in Concert Sunday at 4 PM

Young Artists of America Presents ‘The Secret Garden’ in Concert Sunday at 4 PM. One performance only! This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in lush, contemporary musical style by Composer Lucy Simon and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Marsha Norman. This Sunday,November 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring 7995 Georgia […]

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‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette’ Highlight Young Artists of America’s 2014-2015 ‘British Invasion’ Season by Rolando Sanz

Last season was a dream for us at YAA! We opened the season with a gala performance of SHOW BOAT in Concert at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in November 2013. Over 90 students were joined onstage by guest mentors from the Washington National Opera, Strathmore, National Philharmonic and The Catholic University of America. We could not have […]

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The McLean High School Choral Society, Threatened by Budget Cuts, Stages What May Be its Last Production-‘The Secret Garden’-This Thursday Through Sunday

The McLean High School Choral Society (MCS) stages the enchanting musical The Secret Garden. Led by Performing Arts Department head, Linda Martin, the group brings this captivating classic of forgiveness and renewal to the community. The Secret Garden runs May 29th through June 1st. Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m., finishing with a Sunday matinee at […]

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