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Podium Concert Productions to Present THE SECRET GARDEN

Podium Concert Productions presents the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN, in concert for three performances only at the newly renovated and acoustically enhanced Trinity-St. Paul Centre/Jeanne lamon Hall, January 13-15, 2017, with a world-class orchestra, hand-picked and led by Mark Camilleri, on stage with Canada's brightest stars of stage and musical theatre.

THE SECRET GARDEN is Grammy-winning composer Lucy Simon's and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright MarSha Norman's ('Night Mother) reimagining of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's novel into an enchanting musical tale of forgiveness and renewal. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his sickly son Colin. "Dreamers" - spirits from Mary's past - guide her through her new life as she discovers the estate's many wonders, including a magical garden that beckons the children with haunting melodies.

Rarely produced due the size and scope of the production, THE SECRET GARDEN is the perfect show to launch Podium Concert Productions, dedicated to creating exciting and exhilarating performances that combine the symphony experience with musical theatre.

The cast and creative team includes Director Steve Ross (Sunday in the Park with George/Talk is Free Theatre) and Musical Director/Conductor Mark Camilleri; Adam Brazier (Artistic Director Confederation Centre for the Arts, The Woman in White) as Archibald Craven and soprano Erin Fisher (ViVA Trio, Cosi fan tutte & Idomeneo/COC,) as Lily Craven; with Louise Camilleri, Gabi Esptein, Kevin Forestell, Kyle Golemba, Matthew Nethersole, Denise Oucharek, Steve Ross, Kate Suhr and Shawn Wright.

**This weekend Podium Concert Productions will hold an open call audition for the young roles of Mary Lennox and Colin Craven. Auditions will be held Sunday, September 18 from 2-6pm at the Randolph Academy for the Arts, Annex Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street (1 block south of Bloor). Sign-up begins at 1pm. Audition Sides can be found here.

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