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Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

The Secret Garden will run from from Dec. 3 - 18, 2022

Orphaned while living in India, 10-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire, England to live with her embittered, reclusive Uncle Archibald, whom she has never met. There, the ill-tempered and lonely Mary meets Martha, a chambermaid, who tells her of a secret garden which belonged to her aunt Lily before she died. Mary's search for the garden introduces her to a slew of other characters and a spirited robin that seems to be trying to talk to her.

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman, Music by Lucy Simon, Directed by Ross Shirley, Music Direction by Allan Finkelstein. Cast: Nadia Marshall, Ashley Winer, Jennifer Myers, Jay Rittberger, Amy Silver Judd, Michael Ruehrmund, Thor Collard, Nick van Atta, Michael Broadhurst, Molly Domanski, Deborah Brennan, Brady Brennan, Jacob Erney, Sonny Pierce, Dan Hildebrand, Alexa Rybinski, David Boley, Karen Sahlin, Lauren Bandman, Ajay Kumar, Madhavi Sudhir, Wendy Cohen, Laura Dachenbach.

Performances run Dec. 3 - 18, 2022. Gallery Players, 1125 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209. Please visit https://columbusjcc.org/the-secret-garden/ to get specific showtimes and purchase tickets.

Check out the first look below!

Photo Credit: Jerri Shafer

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN

Photos: First look at Gallery Players' THE SECRET GARDEN



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Photos: First look at Gallery Players' INTIMATE APPARELPhotos: First look at Gallery Players' INTIMATE APPAREL
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