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The Secret Garden

Season, Production Sponsors

Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Ohio Arts Council Kulas Foundation

September 25 - October 31, 2015

Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

The Secret Garden

Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman / Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by Victoria Bussert
Run Time: Run Time: 2 Hours & 10 Mins. (with intermission)

An enchanting adaptation of a classic family novel, this acclaimed musical will inspire “the child” within audience members of all ages. After being orphaned in India, 10 year-old Mary is returned to England to live with her melancholy uncle at his neglected estate. Haunted by the ghosts of her past and the secrets of her uncle, she innocently unlocks the forgotten gate to an untended garden on the estate grounds. From its soil, fertile with memory and “magic,” springs hope and healing for them both.

THE SECRET GARDEN is part of the Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater.

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Mary Lennox (actor, Giovanna A. Layne, right) begins a transformative journey with her strict caretaker Mrs. Medlock (actor, Laura Perrotta, left) as the benevolent spirit of her deceased aunt Lily (actor, Jillian Kates, above) keeps careful watch in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Mary (actor, Giovanna A. Layne, left) is comforted and inspired by Martha (actor, Sara Masterson, right) in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Mary (actor, Giovanna A. Layne) is befriended by gardener Ben (actor, Dougfred Miller) in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Mary (actor, Giovanna A. Layne) begins to melt the melancholy heart of her uncle and guardian Archibald (actor, Stephen Mitchell Brown) as the benevolent spirit of her deceased aunt Lily (actor, Jillian Kates, right) observes fondly in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Brothers Archibald (actor, Stephen Mitchell Brown, left) and Neville (actor, Tom Ford, right) square off in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Mary (actor, Giovanna A. Layne, center facing away) enters a secret garden with the help of Lily (actor, Jillian Kates, left) in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Dickon (actor, Colton Ryan, left) teaches Mary (actor, Giovanna A. Layne, center facing away) about "wick" in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

A friendship blossoms between cousins Mary (actor, Giovanna A. Layne) and Colin (actor, Warren Bodily) in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Mother Lily (actor, Jillian Kates) shares a tender moment with her son Colin (actor, Warren Bodily) in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Mother Lily (actor, Jillian Kates) shares a tender moment with her son Colin (actor, Warren Bodily) in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Mary (actor, Giovanna A. Layne) and Neville (actor, Tom Ford, right) face off in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Martha (actor, Sara Masterson, right) encourages Mary (actor, Giovanna A. Layne, left) to "hold on" in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Husband Archibald (actor, Stephen Mitchell Brown) and wife Lily (actor, Jillian Kates) are briefly reunited in the Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

The acting company takes a bow during the curtain call of Great Lakes Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through October 31. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

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