The Secret Garden - March 24 - March 25, 2023

Northlake Christian School

 End Notes 

The Secret Garden is a musical based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The musical's script and lyrics are by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon.  It premiered on Broadway in 1991 and ran for 709 performances.  Its Broadway run garnered three Tony Awards: Best Book of a Musical, Best Scenic Design and Daisy Eagan as Mary Lennox won for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. She was only eleven years old and the youngest female to ever win a Tony.


The story is set in the early years of the 20th century.  Mary Lennox, an 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 the moors of Yorkshire. England, to live in the manor of a brooding uncle she has never met. There, her personality blossoms among the other residents of the manor as they bring new life to a long-neglected secret garden.


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