VIDEO: Watch Highlights from 42nd Street Moon's THE SECRET GARDEN
San Francisco's acclaimed 42nd Street Moon presents the 2017-18 season's holiday production, the Tony Award-winning family favorite The Secret Garden. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden has a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman ('night, Mother) and music by Grammy Award-winner Lucy Simon. The Secret Garden begins tonight, December 6, for a run through December 24, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
The Original Broadway Production won two Tony Awards in 1991: Best Book of a Musical (Marsha Norman) and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (11-year-old Daisy Eagan, making Eagan the youngest female Tony Award-winner to date).
42nd Street Moon's production of The Secret Garden features an all-female creative team, in honor and celebration of the musical's authors Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon (and of Frances Hodgson Burnett, who wrote the original novel). The production is directed by Dyan McBride (42nd Street Moon's Holiday hit Scrooge in Love!), with musical direction by Lauren Mayer and choreography by Robyn Tribuzi (making her 42nd Street Moon debut).
Set in 1906, The Secret Garden centers around 11-year-old Mary Lennox, who is orphaned in India and comes to Yorkshire to live with her reclusive uncle and invalid cousin. There she discovers a mysterious and seemingly enchanted garden, and all three come to know forgiveness, renewal and hope. The Secret Garden is a wonderful show for the whole family to enjoy at the holiday season!
The company also features Edward Hightower* as "Neville Craven," Tyler Groshong as "Colin," Sharon Rietkerk* as "Lily," Keith Pinto* as "Dickon" and Heather Orth as "Martha," as well as Amanda Johnson*, Ryan Lee Henry, Scott Hayes, Michael Mohammed, Lucinda Hitchcock Cone*, Corinne Rydman (42nd Street Moon debut), Terry McLaughlin (42nd Street Moon debut) and Anjali Blacker.
In addition to Ms. McBride, Ms. Mayer and Ms. Tribuzi, the creative team includes Brian Watson as Scenic Designer, Rebecca Valentino as Costume Designer, Darcia Tipton as Properties Designer, Alicia Lerner* as Stage Manager and Lauren Howry as Assistant Stage Manager.
Tickets range from $25 - $76 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.