The Secret Garden: A Benefit Concert
March 17-19th, 2017
Music by Lucy Simon
Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Winner! 1991 Tony® Award for Best Book of a Musical.
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved Victorian classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. All performed, concert style, with a stellar cast culminating in a lovely evening under the stars of the Elm Street Event Green.
When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. Inside the haunting house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls. Since her aunt Lily’s death, Mary’s uncle has pushed away his surviving loved ones, leaving his bedridden son, Colin, alone. Sickly Colin, hidden away in the depths of the manner, bears the guilt of his mother’s death on his crippled shoulders. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, locked shut and overgrown with vines, stubborn Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that “one small girl” can have when she “wants things to grow.”
March 17-19, 2017
Friday/Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
Resurgens Orthopaedics Community Stage.
111 Elm Street
Woodstock, GA 30188
We are excited to announce the cast of this concert. The cast will include:
Evan Bauer as Colin Craven
Jon Bauer as Ben the Gardner
Andrew Berardi as Fakir
Jeremy Cain as Captain Albert Lennox
Katie Caldwell as Alice and Mrs. Winthrop
Cynthia Harris as Ayah
Nancy Jensen as Mrs. Medlock
Evan McLean as Dickon
Nathan McCurry as Major Holmes
Jillian Melko as Rose Lennox
Eileen Moreman as Martha
Nicholas Morrett as Archibald Craven
Chris Nanny as Dr. Neville Craven
Brooke Ransom as Claire Holmes
Kailey Souder as Mary Lennox
Bess Yunek as Lily Craven
There are 2 ways to get tickets for this concert benefitting Elm Street Cultural Arts Village:
- Reserved Tables seating 6-8 (various levels and prices). We will have reserved tables and chairs set up for you, feel free to bring meals and appetizers to enjoy before or during the show. Please Note: Although bringing your own alcoholic beverages is not permitted, wine and beer will be available for purchase on site.
2. Individual Seats are available for $20.00. Seats are General Admission with the first row starting in approximately the middle of the Event Green.
We perform rain or shine! In a light rain, we will keep going and enjoy the added ambiance. We rarely cancel a performance prior to showtime. If guests leave of their own volition and the show is not cancelled, no rain checks will be given.
Depending on weather conditions for the weekend, a performance may be moved indoors if rain or other atmospheric or weather conditions might make it unsafe to continue. However, Elm Street reserves the right to cancel a performance and honor tickets for a different performance if the weather permits the following day. If a performance is moved, we will make every attempt to communicate to patrons as quickly as possible.
For this production, tents will not be allowed unless the guest is willing to move behind all tables and individual seats. Tables/chairs can not be moved from their location, so those bringing tents will need to bring supplies (additional tables and/or chairs).
Please note that all sales are final.
Show run time: ~2hrs with intermission