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Court Theatre Sets Cast of THE SECRET GARDEN

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Secret Garden, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell with musical direction by Doug Peck. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden features musical book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon. The Secret Garden runs May 21 - June 21, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue.

The cast of The Secret Garden includes Marya Grandy, Maya Hlava, James Earl Jones II, Elizabeth Ledo, Rob Lindley, Aubrey McGrath, Christine Mild, Alka Nayyar, Jeff Parker, Jennie Sophia, and Tori Whaples.

The creative team includes John Culbert (scenic design), Mara Blumenfeld (costume design), Marcus Doshi (lighting design), Joshua Horvath (sound design), Amanda Weener-Frederick (production stage manager) and Claire E. Zawa (assistant stage manager).

After a vicious cholera outbreak in the British Raj claims the lives of both her parents, ten year-old Mary Lennox is sent back to England to live at her estranged uncle's estate. Orphaned and alone, Mary finds herself haunted not only by the ghosts of her own past, but by those of her melancholy uncle, Archibald Craven. As Mary begins to find her way through her uncle's maze of secrets, she makes an incredible discovery that unlocks a wellspring of hope and renewal for them both. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Book and adapted from the beloved 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden reunites Artistic Director Charles Newell and Music Director Doug Peck (Caroline, or Change; Carousel; Porgy and Bess) for this exquisitely beautiful musical about hope blooming from the darkest of places.

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