The Secret Garden
Friday, April 17th, 2020
Gilliam Center for the Arts, UVA Wise
A musical featuring Broadway's Eric Buckley of The Appalachian Center for the Arts produced by The University of Virginia's College at Wise. A special performance for Pro-Art season pass holders will be held on Friday, April 17th at 8:00pm at the Gilliam Center for the Arts on the UVA Wise campus. Seating is limited for this performance, please call the office at 276-376-4520 or email to reserve seats.
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.