The Secret Garden

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"The Secret Garden" is a musical based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The show features a book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon. The story follows the young orphan Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with her reclusive uncle in England after her parents die of cholera in India. While exploring the grounds of her uncle's estate, Mary discovers a secret garden that has been locked up for years. With the help of her new friend Dickon and her sickly cousin Colin, Mary works to bring the garden back to life and heal the emotional wounds of her family. The show premiered on Broadway in 1991, starring Mandy Patinkin as Archibald Craven and Rebecca Luker as Lily. It won several Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Daisy Eagan, who played Mary. The show features several memorable songs, including "How Could I Ever Know?", "A Bit of Earth", and "Lily's Eyes". It has been praised for its lush and romantic score, as well as its heartfelt exploration of themes like grief, healing, and the power of nature. "The Secret Garden" has since been produced in numerous countries around the world and has become a beloved classic of musical theater. Marsha Norman's book and lyrics have been praised for their sensitivity and emotional depth, while Lucy Simon's music has been lauded for its beauty and evocative use of orchestration. The show continues to be performed in schools, community theaters, and professional productions around the world.}

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Genre: Musical Play

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"The Secret Garden" is a musical based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The show features a book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon. The story follows the young orphan Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with her reclusive uncle in England after her parents die of cholera in India. While exploring the grounds of her uncle's estate, Mary discovers a secret garden that has been locked up for years. With the help of her new friend Dickon and her sickly cousin Colin, Mary works to bring the garden back to life and heal the emotional wounds of her family. The show premiered on Broadway in 1991, starring Mandy Patinkin as Archibald Craven and Rebecca Luker as Lily. It won several Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Daisy Eagan, who played Mary. The show features several memorable songs, including "How Could I Ever Know?", "A Bit of Earth", and "Lily's Eyes". It has been praised for its lush and romantic score, as well as its heartfelt exploration of themes like grief, healing, and the power of nature. "The Secret Garden" has since been produced in numerous countries around the world and has become a beloved classic of musical theater. Marsha Norman's book and lyrics have been praised for their sensitivity and emotional depth, while Lucy Simon's music has been lauded for its beauty and evocative use of orchestration. The show continues to be performed in schools, community theaters, and professional productions around the world.}

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There are no known writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.
Genre: Musical Play

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An orphaned girl is brought to a Yorkshire mansion on the edge of a vast, lonely moor. At first, she is frightened by the gloomy place. Then a local boy, Dickon, who earns the trust of the moor's wild animals with his honesty and love, and the spoiled, unhappy invalid Colin help Mary discover in a strange, abandoned garden the beautiful mysteries of life - its birth and renewal, its love and joy.

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