VIDEO: Director David Armstrong Discusses THE SECRET GARDEN At Theater Under The Stars

By: Oct. 11, 2017

THE SECRET GARDEN runs at Theatre Under The Stars in Houston through October 22! Watch the video to listen to director David Armstrong discuss working on THE SECRET GARDEN, and why it is important to him.

THE SECRET GARDEN is a musical based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The story is set in the early years of the 20th century. Mary Lennox, a young English girl born and raised in the British Raj, is orphaned by a cholera outbreak when she is ten years old. She is sent away from India to Yorkshire, England, to live with relatives whom she has never met. Her own personality blossoms as she and a young gardener bring new life to a neglected garden, as well as to her sickly cousin and uncle. It has a book and lyrics by Marsha Norman with music by Lucy Simon.

The show is directed and choreographed by David Armstrong, with set design by Anna Louizos, sound design by Justin Stasiw, lighting design by Mike Baldassari, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, and musical direction, supervision, and new arrangements by Rick Fox.

The cast stars Bea Corley as Mary Lennox, Jeremy Kushnier as Archibald Craven, Josh Young as Dr Neville Craven, Lizzie Klemperer as Lily, Charlie Franklin as Dickon, Sean G. Griffin as Ben Weatherstaff, Jason Forbach as Captain Albert Lennox, JohAnn George as Fakir, Julian Lammey as Colin, Charlotte Maltby as Martha, and Anisha Nagarajan as Ayah.

The cast also includes Alex Alferov, Brittany Baratz, Jared Michael Brown, Candice Donehoo, Mary Jo DuGaw, Catherine Flye, Aaron Shanks, Hayley Travers, Ethan Watermeier, and Rachel Zatcoff.

For more about the production click here!

Photo: Melissa Taylor


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