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THE SECRET GARDEN


Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman

Music by Lucy Simon

Based on the Novel by Frnaces Hodgson Burnett

“I've found your mother's garden!”

At Durango Arts Center, May 2017

“Director Mona Wood-Patterson has worked her famous magic with a cast of 60. Designer Charles Ford has given the company a magical set that features a changing central garden plus wings that evoke rooms in a proper Yorkshire estate. Music Director Ivy Walker seamlessly works with a recorded orchestral score and live singers. “- Judith Reynolds, The Durango Herald

A sampling of comments from our audiences:

Simply Breathtaking. The whole audience was having a spiritual experience!”

“Such an incredible production. Amazing cast, amazing direction, and flawless producing. I drove from Denver to catch this show. You guys are spectacular. Truly.”

“My familiarity with Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic tale did not prepare me for the emotional impact of Merely Players' musical production of The Secret Garden. The haunting and beautiful music, powerful performances, and magical staging transformed the story for me.”

“The Secret Garden is not to be missed. Only one weekend left. Beg, borrow, (but do not steal) a ticket, get on a waiting list, show up and hope to get in....but see it. Superb singing and acting, fantastic costumes and sets,...all in all, a production of a quality and scale which does our community proud. Kudos to all involved.”


Jason Lythgoe as Archibald, Ellie Clark as Mary, Mandy Gardner as Lily, Stephen Bowers as Neville, Ethan Craig as Colin, Anthony Berger as Dickon, Amy Walker as Martha, Katherine Walker as Ayah, Marc Arbeeny as Ben Weatherstaff

Photography by Jonas Grushkin

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