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Our 1998-1999 Season: Mainstage

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The Secret Garden

Book by Marsha Norman, Music by Lucy Simon, Lyrics by Marsha Norman

The year is 1911. Young Mary Lennox awakes one morning in India, to discover that her parents, and in fact, everyone she knows in the English compound in Bombay, have died of cholera. Having nowhere else to go, she is sent to live with her brooding Uncle Archibald, in his 100-room mansion in Yorkshire. Archibald is mourning the death of his wife, Lily and tending to his ill son, Colin.

Accompanying the girl from the train station, Mrs. Medlock, tells Mary she will have no one to play with, and she will not be allowed to wander the halls of the mansion. In short, Mary will find her life there to be as gloomy and miserable as the house itself.

Once she begins to spend her days outside, however, Mary's sourness gradually diminishes. She learns from the cantankerous head gardener, Ben, of a mysterious walled garden which has been kept locked since Lily's death. With the help of some friends, Mary finds the key to the garden and magic.

Cast

MarthaKathryn Comiciotto
AyahMarsha Di Paolo
FakirJeff Dopson
Lt. WrightKevin Faulkner
Cpt. LennoxMichael Friedhoff
Lt. ShawMatt Heffernan
LilyAndrea Helms
ClaireSara Kalashian
BenBeau Kennedy
Mary LennoxKayla Levitt
Rose LennoxCheryl Marocco Bookstaver
DickonBrian Marshall
DreamerStearns Matthews
DreamerHannah Minchew
NevilleDavid Pasteelnick
Mrs. MedlockRoseann Ruggiero
Maj. HolmesMatt Schonlau
Mrs. WinthropDorothy Schotz
AliceElissa Strell Kachtan
Mrs. ShellyJessica Ubraico
ColinMichael Vecchio
Archibald CravenLarry Wilbur

Production Staff

DirectorJay Mills
Musical DirectorWarren Helms
ProducerLillian Miller
Flip Robinson
Stage ManagerDarcey Jacobs
Set DesignCeCe Dwyer
Ed Nicolazzo
Set ConstructionMarty Kleindienst
Set Construction-CrewBJ Brennan
Roger Clark
Chick Lauria
Bill Purdy
Flip Robinson
Don Ryerson
Chuck Siegmund
Steve Zevas
Stage CrewJim Di Paolo
Alaan Savoy
Set DecorCeCe Dwyer
Set Decor-CrewMarge Gaffney
Mary Gustafson
Matt Heffernan
Janet Lazar
Lillian Miller
Walter Nieman
Flip Robinson
Nancy Robinson
Matt Schonlau
Tom Schopper
Claire Siegmund
Donna Sousa
Lighting DesignTodd Mills
Lighting Board OperationTodd Mills
Donna Sousa
Lighting-CrewPeter Dragon
Lauren Moran Mills
Glen Risko
Larry Wilbur
Sound DesignJeff Knapp
Sound OperationJeff Knapp
Mike Schatzberg
PropsClaire Siegmund
Props-CrewCarolyn Murray
CostumesLillian Miller
Sal Ruggiero
Costumes-CrewBarbara Mills
Robin Totillo
Peggy Ubriaco
Make-Up / HairJoan Agosta
Tammy Agosta Carvlin
PhotographyMarge Gaffney
Program LayoutJonathan Wentz
PublicityHank Gundersen
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