Light Opera Works Presents THE SECRET GARDEN, 12/26-1/1


In THE SECRET GARDEN, Ten-year-old orphan Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle Archibald Craven, a man who's given up on life after the death of his wife Lily. Mary uncovers the mystery of Lily's long-abandoned secret garden and unlocks the door to happiness for herself and her uncle.

THE SECRET GARDEN is directed and choreographed by Stacey Flaster, (director of last year's CAROUSEL) and conducted by Light Opera Works music director Roger L. Bingaman.

Casting for THE SECRET GARDEN includes Nick Foster (Archibald Craven), Sophie Thatcher (Mary), Brianna Borger (Lily), Maggie Portman (Martha), Travis Taylor (Dr. Craven), Steve Peebles (Dickon) and Matthew Schroeder (Colin).

The design/production team for THE SECRET GARDEN includes Adam Veness (Scenic), Darcy Hofer (Costume), Sienna Macedon-Kusek (Hair and Make-up), Andrew Meyers (Lighting), Chris Kusek (Sound), Doug Kupferman (Properties), Kristen Barrett (Stage Manager) and Paige Keedy (Production Manager).

The Opening Reception for THE SECRET GARDEN is sponsored by Whole Foods Market Evanston.

THE SECRET GARDEN is Light Opera Works' final production of 2011. The 2012 season will begin with CAMELOT (June 1-10), followed by MAN OF LA MANCHA (August 11-26), OPERETTA'S GREATEST HITS (October 5-14) and OLIVER! (December 22-31).

Discounted season ticket packages are available.

Ticket prices for THE SECRET GARDEN range from $32 to $94. Ages 21 and younger are half price at Family Matinees. To order tickets, or for more information, visit the new Light Opera Works box office at 516 4th Street in Wilmette, call (847) 920-5360, or order 24 hours a day online at

Performances will be:

Press Opening:
Monday, December 26, 2011 at 2 pm
Family Matinee:
Tuesday, December 27 at 2 pm
Family Matinee:
Wednesday, December 28 at 2 pm
Thursday, December 29 at 8 pm
Friday, December 30 at 8 pm
Family Matinee:
Saturday, December 31 at 2 pm
Saturday, December 31 at 8 pm
Sunday, January 1 at 2 pm

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