The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. Inside the haunting house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, locked shot and overgrown with vines, stubborn Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by the spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that “one small girl” can have when she “wants things to grow.”


  • Lily: Mary Brazeau-Pohl
  • Mary Lennox: Emily Crockett, Catherine Wronowski
  • Fakir: Anthony CeFala
  • Aya (Mary’s nanny): Sonya M. Sidhu
  • Dream Mary’s voice: Laura Effinger-Dean
  • Rose Lennox (Mary’s mother): Maria A. Lally
  • Captain Albert Lennox (Mary’s father): Matthew Bowen
  • Captain Peter Wright: Hank Pedicone
  • Lieutenant Ian Shaw: David Lefkowich
  • Major Holmes: Mike Short
  • Claire Holmes: Laurel DuBois
  • Alice (Rose’s friend): Margaret Robinson
  • Major Shelley: Mike Short
  • Mrs. Shelley: Paula Ginder
  • Archibald Craven (Mary’s uncle): William Harrison
  • Dr. Neville Craven (Archibald’s brother): John Anthony Lopez
  • Mrs. Medlock (Mr. Craven’s housekeeper): Sally Farrell
  • Martha (the chambermaid): Judi Merriam
  • Dickon (Martha’s brother): Nick Gabriel
  • Ben Weatherstaff (head gardener): Tom Watthews
  • Colin Craven (Archibald’s son): Sean Effinger-Dean
  • Mrs. Winthrop (the headmistress): Paula Ginder
  • “Dream” Dancers: Ann Brown, Connie Bouchard, Gary Burgess, Anthony CeFala, Maria A. Lally, David Lefkowich, Wayne Nelson, Margaret Robinson

Production Team

  • Co-Producers: Colin McCarty and Melinda Zarnoch
  • Director: Tom Heckert
  • Music Director: Andrea Merrill
  • Choreographer: Donna Cerniglia Panzl
  • Stage Manager: Jill A. Coloney
  • Set Design and Construction: David Weinstock
  • Set Painting: Mary Kozlowski
  • Costumes: Michele Santucci and Harry Lummis
  • Props: Barbara Petersen and Abra Wilder
  • Make-up: Michael Jegabbi and Joseph A. Agostine, Jr.
  • Lighting Design and Execution: Brett Putnam
  • Sound: Chuck LaMalfa

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April 26-28 & May 2-5, 1996