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.
The story is set in the early years of the 20th century. Mary Lennox, a young 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 Yorkshire, England, to live with relatives whom she has never met. Her own personality blossoms as she and a young gardener bring new life to a neglected garden, as well as to her sickly cousin and uncle.
TUTS has the honor of participating in this pre-Broadway co-production of the Tony® Award winning musical. This production, which just broke box office records in Washington D.C., will include revisions to the book and score made by 5th Ave. Theatre’s Artistic Director, David Armstrong and the original creative team.
A hauntingly beautiful musical, THE SECRET GARDEN has been called “smart and sensitive” and “blessedly grownup” with “a yearning magical pulse” by the Washington Post. The fantastical tale features stunning sets and costumes, a gorgeous score and rich, lush storytelling.