‘Secret Garden’ goes on stage at Huron Playhouse


HURON – The Huron Playhouse will end its "61st Heritage Celebration Season" series with the
classic children’s story, "The Secret Garden," by Marsha Norman with music by Lucy Simon.
The Secret Garden will run
from July 28
through Aug. 1 at the McCormick Middle School on Ohio Street.
Based upon the novel by Frances Hodgson Bunett, this classic story has enchanted children since its
publication in 1911.
Orphaned in India by cholera, an 11-year old girl is sent to live in Yorkshire with her only living
relatives – an embittered, reclusive uncle and his invalid son. The uncle’s estate includes a magic
locked garden infused with secrets and memories. Flashbacks, dream sequences, a strolling chorus of
spirits, and some of the most beautiful music ever written for the Broadway stage dramatize The Secret
Garden’s compelling tale of regeneration.
It is elegant and entrancing, wise and witty, and appealing as a musical ‘treasure’ for children and
Appearing in the cast are: Elisabeth Evans (Tokyo, Japan) as Lily; Kendra Jo Brook (Judith Gap, MT) as
Mary Lennox; Megan Miller
(Gettysburg) as Mrs. Medlock; John Glann
(New York City) as Dr. Neville Craven; Jennifer Majetic
(Pittsburgh) as Martha; Geoff Stephenson
(Huron) as Archibald Craven; Joseph York
(Boiling Springs, Pa.) as Ben Weatherstaff; Gunther Henkel-Moellmann
(Cincinnati) as Dickon; and Huron community member Jimmy Kaatz as Colin Craven.
Veteran Playhouse director, Jim Williams (New York City) directs this final production of the season.
Another Playhouse veteran, Kerry Glann (Huron) serves as musical director and conductor for the
production. J. Rex Stanforth (Milan) is the Scene Designer; Co-Choreographers are Mark W. Blowers
(Toledo) and Kaitlyn Majoy (Reynoldsburg); Laura Horn (Mt. Vernon is costume coordinator; Bryan Kaschube
(Missoula, Mont.) is lighting designer; sound designer is Devin Nee (La Crosse, Wis.); Christopher
Moeller (Livonia, MI) is serving as technical director.
Assistant director and dialect coach is Jonathan Jensen (Terre Haute, Ind.); Laura C. Nelson (Lake Villa,
Ill.) is production stage manager with Jimmy Wilson (West Milton) assisting;
and props mistress is Kevin Babbitt (Harrison).
Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors, and $10 for children under 12.
The curtain time is 8 p.m. nightly (Tuesday through Saturday).
For reservations and further information, please contact The Huron Playhouse at (419) 433-4744.
The Box Office at McCormick School, 325 Ohio St., is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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